E217 series

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E217 series
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E217 series train on a Sōbu Line Airport Narita service, August 2009
In service 1994–Present
Manufacturer Tokyu Car, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, JR East (Niitsu/Ofuna)
Replaced 113 series
Constructed 1994–1999
Refurbishment 2008–
Number built 745 vehicles (97 sets)
Number in service 745 vehicles (97 sets)
Formation 11+4 or 10+5 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers Y1–51, Y101–Y146
Operator JR East
Depot(s) Kamakura, Kōzu
Line(s) served Yokosuka Line, Sōbu Main Line, Tōkaidō Main Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 19,500 mm (64 ft 0 in)
Width 2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)
Doors 4 per side
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Traction system Mitsubishi
Power output 1,520 kW
Acceleration 2.0 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.3 km/h/s (emergency brake)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake
Safety system(s) ATS-P, ATS-SN, ATC (not service)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The E217 series (E217系?) is a suburban electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in the Kantō region of Japan since 1994.[1]

Design[edit]

Introduced in 1994 to replace the 113 series EMUs running on the Sōbu Line (Rapid) and Yokosuka Line, it was the first outer-suburban train type in Japan to feature four pairs of doors per side on car. The basic design was developed from the 209 series commuter EMUs. It replaced all the Yokosuka Line 113 series trains by 1999. The trains were built jointly by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Tokyu Car, and JR East (Niitsu and Ofuna factories).[2]

They use Mitsubishi GTO thyristors and VVVF inverters with Mitsubishi MT68 traction motors. Gear ratio is 97:16.

Operations[edit]

Formations[edit]

11+4-car sets[edit]

11-car sets (Y1–Y51) and 4-car sets (Y101–Y146) based at Kamakura Depot[3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 +1 +2 +3 +4
Numbering KuHa E216-2000 MoHa E216-2000 MoHa E217-2000 SaRo E216 SaRo E217 SaHa E217-2000 SaHa E217-2000 MoHa E216-1000 MoHa E217 SaHa E21 KuHa E217 KuHa E216-1000 MoHa E216-2000 MoHa E217-2000 KuHa E217-2000
  • Cars numbered in the -1000 and -2000 subseries have longitudinal bench seating.
  • Cars 3, 9, and +3 are each fitted with one scissors pantograph.

10+5-car Tōkaidō Main Line sets[edit]

10-car sets (F1–F3) and 5-car sets (F51–F53) based at Kōzu Depot for Tōkaidō Main Line services[3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Numbering KuHa E216-2000 MoHa E216-2000 MoHa E217-2000 SaRo E216 SaRo E217 SaHa E217-2000 SaHa E217-2000 MoHa E216-1000 MoHa E217 KuHa E217 KuHa E216-1000 MoHa E216-2000 MoHa E217-2000 SaHa E217 KuHa E217-2000
E217 series in Shōnan livery, April 2007
  • Cars numbered in the -1000 and -2000 subseries have longitudinal bench seating.
  • Cars 3, 9, and 13 are each fitted with one scissors pantograph.

Interior[edit]

History[edit]

Refurbished (left) and unrefurbished (right) sets, August 2008

The E217 series trains entered revenue service from 3 December 1994.[3]

In March 2006, three 15-car trains were reformed as 10+5-car sets and transferred to Kōzu depot for use from 14 March 2006 on Tōkaidō Main Line duties out of Tokyo alongside E231 series trains. The sets were repainted into the same Shōnan color scheme of orange and green bodyside stripes as applied to the E231s. As of April 2011, only one pair (F3+F53) remained at Kōzu depot.[3]

A programme of refurbishment on the fleet commenced from 2008. Externally, sets received lighter blue and cream stripes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. pp. 269–270. 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.23. 
  3. ^ a b c d JR電車編成表 2011夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2011]. Japan: JRR. May 2010. ISBN 978-4-330-21211-1. 

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