207 series (JR East)

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207 series
JNR-207-EMU.jpg
The 207 series set at Matsudo Station, May 2006
In service November 1986 – December 2009
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed 1986
Scrapped January 2010
Number built 10 vehicles (1 set)
Number in service None
Number preserved None
Number scrapped 10 vehicles
Formation 10 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 71
Operator(s) JNR (1986–1987)
JR East (1987–2009)
Depot(s) Matsudo
Line(s) served Joban Line, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 19,500 mm (64 ft 0 in)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height 4,140 mm (13 ft 7 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph) (Chiyoda Line)
90 km/h (56 mph) (Jōban Line)
100 km/h (60 mph) (Design)
Weight 299.9 t per set
Traction system GTO-VVVF
Power output 3,600 kW
Acceleration 3.3 km/h/s
Deceleration 5.0 km.h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method overhead catenary
Bogies DT50E (motored)
TR235F (trailer)
Safety system(s) ATS-SN, New CS-ATC
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 207 series (207系?) or 207-900 series was a commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1986 by Japanese National Railways (JNR) and operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on through services between the Joban Line and Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.[1] Only one 10-car set was built, and this was withdrawn in December 2009.

Design[edit]

Based on the earlier 205 series design, the 207-900 series was a prototype built as the first VVVF-controlled EMU operated by JNR.[1] The 207 series built later by JR West bears no relation to this train.[2]

Formation[edit]

The sole 10-car set, numbered "71", was formed as follows, with car 1 at the Yoyogi-Uehara end and car 10 at the Toride end.[3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation T'c M2 M1 T2 M2 M1 T1 M2 M1 Tc
Numbering KuHa 206-901 MoHa 206-903 MoHa 207-903 SaHa 207-902 MoHa 206-902 MoHa 207-902 Saha 207-901 MoHa 206-901 MoHa 207-901 KuHa 207-901

Cars 3, 6, and 9 were each fitted with one PS21 lozenge-type pantograph.[3]

Interior[edit]

History[edit]

The train was delivered to Matsudo Depot in November 1986.[2]

It was withdrawn from service in 2009 following the introduction of new E233-2000 series EMUs, and a final "Sayonara" service was run on 5 December 2009.[4] The train was transferred to Nagano on 5 January 2010 for scrapping.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JR全車輌ハンドブック2006 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2006]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2006. p. 347. ISBN 4-7770-0453-8. 
  2. ^ a b プロトタイプの世界 - Prototype World. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbunsha. December 2005. pp. 92–93. OCLC 170056962. 
  3. ^ a b JR電車編成表 '07冬号 [JR EMU Formations - Winter 2007]. Japan: JRR. December 2006. p. 72. ISBN 4-88283-046-9. 
  4. ^ 来月5日に常磐線「207系」のさよなら運転 [Joban Line 207 series final run on 5 December]. MSN News (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. 18 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 November 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  5. ^ 207系900番台が長野総合車両センターへ [207-900 series sent to Nagano Works]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 6 January 2010. Archived from the original on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

"JR East 207 series". Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2009-03-19.