JR-West 213-0 series
|Manufacturer||Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation|
JR Central (1989–Present)
|Car body construction||Stainless steel
Steel (KuRo 212)
|Car length||20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)|
|Width||2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)|
|Doors||2 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)
130 km/h (80 mph)(U@tech)
|Traction system||Resistor control + field system superimposed field excitation control|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||overhead catenary|
|Bogies||DT50B(powered car),TR235B(trailer car)(213-0 series)
C-DT56(powered car),C-TR241(trailer car)(213-5000 series)
|Safety system(s)||ATS-SW (213-0 series), ATS-ST (213-5000 series), ATS-P (213-0 series(U@tech))|
|Multiple working||313 series
223 series (U@tech)
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The 213 series (213系 Nihyaku-jūsan-kei) is a suburban electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in March 1987 by Japanese National Railways (JNR), and currently operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) and Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) in Japan. It is based on the earlier 211 series, although it differs in having two pairs of doors per side on each car instead of three.
From 1988 to 2003, the JR-West sets were mainly used for the Marine Liner service connecting Okayama and Takamatsu via the Great Seto Bridge. These trains sometimes used a panoramic cab car (numbered KuRo 212), the latter was scrapped in 2008.
|Numbering||KuHa 212-0||SaHa 213-0||KuMoHa 213-0|
|Numbering||KuHa 212-8||KuHa 212-7||KuMoHa 213-10|
|Numbering||KuHa 212-0||KuMoHa 213-0|
|Numbering||KuHa 212-100||KuMoHa 213-0|
|Numbering||KuYa 212-1||SaYa 213-1||KuMoYa 223-9001|
|Numbering||KuHa 213-5000||KuMoHa 213-5000|
La Malle de Bois tourist train
From spring 2016, a 213 series two-car set was modified to operate on sightseeing services in the Okayama area. The train is modified with bicycle spaces and seat approximately 52 passengers.
The train is formed as follows.
|Numbering||KuRo 212-7004||KuMoRo 213-7004|
- JR西日本岡山支社に観光列車 [JR-West Okayama Division to introduce sightseeing train]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Ltd. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- 213系「La Malle de Bois」 [213 series "La Malle de Bois"]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 56 no. 662. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 2016. p. 88.
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- JR Central 213 series information (in Japanese)