Kakogawa Line KuMoHa 125-12, March 2008
|In service||March 2003–|
|Manufacturer||Kawasaki Heavy Industries|
|Number built||18 cars|
|Number in service||18 cars|
|Formation||Single car unit|
|Fleet numbers||F1–8, F13–18, N1–4|
|Line(s) served||Hokuriku Main Line, Obama Line, Kakogawa Line|
|Car body construction||Stainless steel|
|Car length||20,340 mm (66 ft 9 in)|
|Width||2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)|
|Height||4,095 mm (13 ft 5.2 in)|
|Doors||2 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
|Traction system||Variable frequency (2-level IGBT)|
|Power output||440 kW|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC overhead line|
|Current collection method||WPS28A single-arm pantograph|
|Bogies||WDT59A (motored), WTR243B (trailer)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The cars have two pairs of sliding doors on each side, with provision for a third set of doors in the centre.
The second-batch cars (KuMoHa 125-9–12) delivered in 2003 differ from the earlier batch by having enlarged front-end skirts and darker grey tinted windows.
Up to five single cars can be operated together as a multiple car set.
Cars KuMoHa 125-7/8/11/12 are equipped with a second de-icing pantograph.
Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating at the ends, and 2+2 abreast transverse reversible seating in the centre of the cars. The first two batches of cars (KuMoHa 125-1–12) were delivered with 1+2 abreast seating, but this was increased to 2+2 seating during 2003 and 2004.
The first eight cars (KuMoHa 125-1–8) were built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in December 2002 for entry into service from 15 March 2003 on the newly electrified 84.3 km Obama Line between Tsuruga and Higashi-Maizuru. These sets were initially allocated to Fukuchiyama Depot, but were subsequently transferred to Tsuruga Depot.
- 125系一般形直流電車 [125 series DC EMU]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 43 (503): 61–65. March 2003.
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