Kuroshio (train)

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Kuroshio
JRW series287 Kinokuni.jpg
287 series EMU "Kuroshio"
Overview
Service type Limited express
First service 1965
Current operator(s) JR West
Route
Line used Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line), Osaka Loop Line, Hanwa Line, Kisei Line (Kinokuni Line)
Technical
Rolling stock 381 series, 283 series, 287 series

The Kuroshio (くろしお?) is a limited express train service in Japan connecting Kyoto, Shin-Ōsaka, Tennōji, Wakayama, Kii-Tanabe, Shirahama, and Shingu via the Tōkaidō Main Line (JR Kyoto Line), Osaka Loop Line, Hanwa Line, and Kisei Line (Kinokuni Line), operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). This article covers the derivative limited express trains, "Super Kuroshio (スーパーくろしお?)" and "Ocean Arrow (オーシャンアロー?)", the names of which were discontinued from start of the revised timetable on 17 March 2012.

Rolling stock used[edit]

283 series train on an Ocean Arrow service, August 2007
381 series on a Kuroshio service at Wakayama Station, 2005

New 287 series EMUs were introduced on Kuroshio services from start of the revised timetable on 17 March 2012. From the same date, the Super Kuroshio and Ocean Arrow service names were discontinued, with services integrated with Kuroshio services.[1]

Station stops[edit]

Kyoto - Shin-Ōsaka - (Nishikujo) - Tennoji - (Izumi-Fuchu) - (Hineno) - (Izumi-Sunagawa) - Wakayama - Kainan - (Minoshima) - (Fujinami) - (Yuasa) - Gobo - (Minabe) - Kii-Tanabe - Shirahama - (Tsubaki) - Susami - Kushimoto - Koza - (Taiji) - Kii-Katsuura - Shingu

  • (): limited stop
  • As trains go direct from the Loop Line to the Umeda Freight Line and Shin-Ōsaka, no trains go to Osaka Station.

Formations[edit]

  • Green: Green car (first class)
  • White: Standard car (second class)
  • O: Observation car
  • G (green car), R (standard car): Reserved seats
  • NR (standard car only): Non-reserved seats
  • No smoking available.
Direction
left: Shirahama, Shingū
right: Shin-Ōsaka, Kyōto
  • The services are sometimes operated as 9-car formation between Kyoto and Shirahama.
  • Women-only seats are unavailable for the Kuroshio 2 and 35.
381 series
(Observation)
283 series
(Ocean Arrow type)
1 2 3 4 5 6
O, G NR NR R R R
  • Women-only seats are available in Car 5.
287 series
1 2 3 4 5 6
G R NR NR R R R
  • Women-only seats are available in Car 5.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "平成24年春ダイヤ改正について" [Spring 2012 Timetable Revision] (PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company Wakayama Branch. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012.