Hamakaze

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Hamakaze
JRW Series Kiha 189 Hamakaze 2.jpg
KiHa 189 series on a Hamakaze service, November 2010
Overview
Service type Limited express
Locale Tokaido Main Line, Sanyo Main Line, Bantan Line, Sanin Main Line
First service 15 March 1972
Current operator(s) JR West
Former operator(s) JNR
Route
Start Osaka
End Tottori
Service frequency 3 return workings daily
On-board services
Class(es) Standard class only
Seating arrangements 2+2
Technical
Rolling stock KiHa 189 series DMUs
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Diesel
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)[1]

The Hamakaze (はまかぜ?) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), which runs from Osaka to Kasumi and Tottori.[1]

Station stops[edit]

Osaka - Sannomiya - Kobe - Akashi - (Kakogawa) - Himeji - Fukusaki - Teramae - Ikuno - Wadayama - Yōka - Ebara - Toyooka - Kinosaki-Onsen - Takeno - (Satsu) - Kasumi - Hamasaka - Iwami - Tottori

  • Trains also stop at Kakogawa and Satsu during winter.

Rolling stock[edit]

New 130 km/h KiHa 189 series 3-car DMU sets were introduced on Hamakaze services from 7 November 2010.[2]

Prior to November 2010, services were operated by 4-car KiHa 181 series DMU formations, lengthened to 5 or 7 cars in busy seasons.[1]

Formations[edit]

As of March 2012, trains are formed as shown below, with car 3 at the Osaka end.[3]

Hamakaze 1, 3, 4, and 6[edit]

Car No. 1 2 3
Accommodation Non-reserved Reserved Reserved
Facilities     Wheelchair-accessible toilet

Hamakaze 2 and 5[edit]

Car No. 1 2 3
Accommodation Non-reserved Non-reserved Reserved
Facilities     Wheelchair-accessible toilet
  • All cars are standard class.
  • All cars are no-smoking.
  • Trains run as 6-car formations during busy periods.

History[edit]

A KiHa 183 series DMU on a Hamakaze service, 1983

The Hamakaze service was introduced by Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 15 March 1972.[4]

All cars were made no-smoking from 1 June 2009.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル [JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File]. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 2008. p. 92. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6. 
  2. ^ 特急「はまかぜ」新型車両展示会の開催について [Details of new "Hamakaze" train display] (in Japanese). JR West. 10 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  3. ^ JR Timetable March 2012 issue. p.1007
  4. ^ 列車名鑑1995 [Train Name Directory 1995]. Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6. 
  5. ^ 在来線特急列車などの全席禁煙化ならびに在来線ホームの禁煙化の拡大について [Expansion of no-smoking on trains and platforms] (in Japanese). JR West. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 

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