A 6-car 115 series formation in Shonan livery on the Ryōmō Line in March 2016
|Refurbishment||1998– (for selected trains)|
|Car body construction||Steel|
|Doors||3 pairs per side
2 pairs per side (115-3000 series)
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Traction system||Resistor control|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC overhead|
|Braking system(s)||Dynamic braking|
|Safety system(s)||ATS-S, ATS-P|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The 115 series (115系 115-kei?) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type developed by Japanese National Railways (JNR) and now operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), West Japan Railway Company (JR-West), and the Shinano Railway.
Currently used on the Agatsuma Line, Chūō Main Line (East Line), Hakushin Line, Jōetsu Line, Musashino Line, Ōito Line, Ryōmō Line, Shinetsu Main Line, Shinonoi Line, Yahiko Line, and the Echigo Line. 115 series trains were also previously used on the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Takasaki Line, and Utsunomiya Line.
Used on the Shinano Railway Line.
Air-conditioned version introduced from 1973.
Introduced from 1978 with increased seat pitch and improved cold-weather performance.
Hiroshima,Shimonoseki and Shizuoka area version introduced in 1978. Specifications based on 115-1000 series.
Two-door version introduced from November 1982 to replace 153 series EMUs on "Rapid" services in the Shimonoseki area.
Former 117 series MoHa 117 and MoHa 116 two-door cars converted from May 1992 for use in the Okayama and Hiroshima areas.
JR-West 2-car sets converted in 1999 by building new cabs at one end of former MoHa (non-driving motor) cars.
Shinano Railway livery
In January 2017, Niigata-based set N3 was repainted into the original "Niigata Livery" of red and yellow formerly carried by JNR 70 series EMU trains.
- 115系電車のプロフィール [Profile of the 115 series EMU]. The Railway Pictorial. Japan. 59 (820): 10–32. July 2009. ISSN 0040-4047.
- 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.
- 115系N3編成が新潟車両センターへ [115 series set N3 moved to Niigata Depot]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 20 January 2017. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
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