883 series

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883 series
883ao3sc.jpg
883 series set AO3, March 2010
In service April 1995–Present
Manufacturer Hitachi
Built at Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi
Family name Wonderland Express
A-train (883-1000 series)
Constructed 1994–2008
Refurbishment 2005–2007
Number in service 56 vehicles (8 sets)
Formation 7 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers AO1-5, AO16-18
Operator JR Kyushu
Depot(s) Ōita
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Aluminium (MoHa883-1000, SaHa883-1000)
Car length 21,700 mm (71 ft 2 in) (end cars)
20,500 mm (67 ft 3 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,853 mm (9 ft 4.3 in)
Height 3,580 mm (11 ft 9 in)
Doors 1 per side
Maximum speed 130 km/h (80 mph)[1]
Power output 190 kW (per motor)
2,280 kW (whole set)
Electric system(s) 20 kV AC, 60 Hz
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Braking system(s) Regenerative brakes
Safety system(s) ATS-SK, ATS-Dk
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 883 series (883系?) is an AC electric multiple unit (EMU) tilting train type operated on Sonic limited express services by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) in Japan since April 1995.[1]

Design[edit]

The trains were built by Hitachi.[2]

Formations[edit]

The fleet was initially formed as five 7-car sets (AO1–5) and three 5-car sets (AO6–8), with the three 5-car sets having different coloured front ends: silver for AO6, yellow for A07, and dark blue for AO8.[3] The 5-car sets were lengthened to 7 cars from July 2008 with the insertion of two -1000 subseries cars with aluminium bodies built to 885 series specifications.[4]

Sets AO1–5[edit]

These sets are formed as follows.[4][5]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Designation Thsc TA2 M2 TA1 M1 TA Mc
Numbering KuRoHa 882 SaHa 883-200 MoHa 883-200 SaHa 883-100 MoHa 883-100 SaHa 883 KuMoHa 883

Cars 2, 4, and 6 are each fitted with one PS401KA single-arm pantograph.

Sets AO16–18[edit]

These sets are formed as follows.[4][5]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Designation Thsc TA2 M2 M3 T3 TA Mc
Numbering KuRoHa 882 SaHa 883-200 MoHa 883-200 MoHa 883-1000 SaHa 883-1000 SaHa 883 KuMoHa 883

Cars 2, 4, and 6 are each fitted with one PS401KA single-arm pantograph.

History[edit]

Set AO1 in original livery

The first trains entered service from 20 April 1995.[1]

All cars were made no-smoking from the start of the revised timetable on 18 March 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  2. ^ Saka, Masahiro (March 2014). "JR第1世代の車両・現況と概要" [JR 1st-generation rolling stock: Current situation and overview]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 43 (359): p.22. 
  3. ^ JR電車編成表 '05冬号 [JR EMU Formations - Winter 2005]. Japan: JRR. January 2005. p. 210. ISBN 4-88283-042-6. 
  4. ^ a b c d JR電車編成表 2010夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2010]. Japan: JRR. May 2010. pp. 216–217. ISBN 978-4-330-14310-1. 
  5. ^ a b "JR九州 新幹線・特急列車の運転体系概要" [Overview of JR Kyushu Shinkansen & Limited Express Operations]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 40 (323): p.28–31. March 2011.