KiHa 189 series

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KiHa 189 series
JRW Series Kiha 189 Hamakaze 2.jpg
KiHa 189 series on a Hamakaze service, November 2010
In service 7 November 2010–
Manufacturer Niigata Transys
Replaced KiHa 181 series
Constructed 2010
Number built 21 vehicles
Number in service 21 vehicles (7 sets)
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Capacity 156 (monoclass)[1]
Operator JR West
Depot(s) Kyoto
Line(s) served Tōkaidō Main Line, Sanyō Main Line, Bantan Line, Sanin Main Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 20,870 mm (68 ft 6 in) (end cars)
20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,900 mm (9 ft 6 in)
Height 3,650 mm (12 ft 0 in)
Doors One per side
Maximum speed 130 km/h (80 mph)[2]
Prime mover(s) SA6D140HE-2 (x2 per car)
Power output 450 hp (at 2,100 rpm) per engine
Transmission Hydraulic
Acceleration 2.0 km/h/s
Deceleration 4.6 km/h/s (service), 5.2 km/h/s (emergency)
Bogies WDT66
Braking system(s) Engine brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s) ATS-SW, ATS-P
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The KiHa 189 series (キハ189系?) is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) on Hamakaze limited express services between Osaka and Tottori in Japan since November 2010.[3]

Operations[edit]

  • Hamakaze
  • Biwako Express (from March 2014)

Formation[edit]

Trains are formed as 3-car sets, as shown below.[4]

Car No. 1 2 3
Designation Mc2 M1 Mc1
Numbering KiHa 189-1000 KiHa 188 KiHa 189
Seating capacity 60 56 40
Weight (t) 48.0 47.5 49.5

Interior[edit]

The trains are all standard-class, with a total seating capacity of 156 passengers per 3-car set. Seating is in standard 2+2 abreast configuration with a seat pitch of 970 mm, an increase of 60 mm compared with the earlier KiHa 181 series trains.[1]

History[edit]

The first three-car set was delivered from Niigata Transys to Fukui Depot on 19 March 2010, with test running commencing on 23 March.[5][6]

The trains entered revenue service from 7 November 2010.[7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JR西日本 キハ189系特急型気動車" [JR West KiHa 189 series Limited Express DMU]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 39 (314): p.68–69. June 2010. 
  2. ^ JR West press release: "特急「はまかぜ」への新型気動車の投入について" [Introduction of new diesel trains on limited express Hamakaze services (26 March 2009)]. Retrieved on 15 March 2010. (Japanese)
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "キハ189系特急形気動車" [KiHa 189 series Limited Express DMU]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Kōyūsha) 50 (590): p.66–69. June 2010. 
  5. ^ "甲種鉄道車両輸送計画表" [New rolling stock delivery schedule]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 39 (312): p.124. April 2010. 
  6. ^ キハ189系が試運転を実施 [KiHa 189 series test running starts]. Japan Railfan Magazine online (in Japanese). Koyusha Co., Ltd. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  7. ^ キハ189系が“はまかぜ”で営業運転を開始 [KiHa 189 series enters revenue service on "Hamakaze"]. Japan Railfan Magazine online (in Japanese). Koyusha Co., Ltd. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 

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