203 series train at Kanamachi Station, 31 July 2009
|In service||1982–September 2011|
|Manufacturer||Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation|
|Number built||170 vehicles (17 sets)|
|Formation||10 cars per trainset (JNR, JR)
8 cars per trainset (KCJ)
4 cars per trainset (PNR)
|Fleet numbers||51–58, 61–69|
JR East (1987–2011)
KRL Jabodetabek (2011–)
|Line(s) served||Joban Line, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (JNR, JR East)
PNR Metro Commuter
|Car body construction||Aluminium|
|Car length||20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)|
|Width||2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)|
|Doors||4 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||100 km/h (60 mph)|
|Traction system||MT60 (150 kW) x 24|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead catenary|
|Safety system(s)||ATS-Sn, ATC-10 (JNR, JR East)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The 203 series (203系?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated in Japan between 1982 and 2011 by Japanese National Railways (JNR) and later by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and currently operated by KA Commuter Jabodetabek in Indonesia and Philippine National Railways (PNR) in the Philippines.
The 203 series sets were on through services between the Joban Line and Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line until they were replaced by E233-2000 series EMUs, and finally withdrawn from services in Japan in September 2011.
The sets were formed as follows.
|Numbering||KuHa 202||MoHa 202||MoHa 203||SaHa 203||MoHa 202||MoHa 203||SaHa 203||MoHa 202||MoHa 203||KuHa 203|
Five former 203 series sets have been sent to KRL Jabodetabek (KCJ) in Jakarta, Indonesia. All trains are in operation in the Jabodetabek area with 10 cars per set.
In November 2011, four former 203 series 10-car sets (set numbers 53, 54, 55, 67) were shipped to the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in the Philippines for use on diesel-hauled services south of Manila, replacing former Japanese 12 and 14 series coaches. As of October 2013, seven four-car sets had been formed, as shown below, with car "A" at the Alabang end. The units are equipped with a diesel-powered generator at one end to provide power for the doors, lighting, and air-conditioning.
|EMU-1||KuHa 203-107||MoHa 203-11||MoHa 202-7||SaHa 203-9|
|EMU-2||KuHa 202-4||MoHa 202-11||MoHa 203-7||MoHa 202-12|
|EMU-3||KuHa 203-5||MoHa 203-9A||MoHa 202-9||SaHa 203-10|
|EMU-4||KuHa 203-4||MoHa 203-13||MoHa 202-10||SaHa 203-14|
|EMU-5||KuHa 203-3||MoHa 203-121||MoHa 202-120||SaHa 203-8|
|EMU-6||KuHa 202-3||MoHa 202-15||MoHa 203-15||SaHa 203-7|
|EMU-7||KuHa 202-107||MoHa 203-120||MoHa 202-8||MoHa 203-10|
- KuHa: Former driving trailer car
- SaHa: Former intermediate trailer car
- MoHa 202: Former intermediate motor car
- MoHa 203: Former intermediate motor car with pantograph
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