383 series

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383 series
383 series train on a Wide View Shinano service
In service 1994 - Present
Manufacturer Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Nippon Sharyo
Family name Wide View
Number built 76 vehicles
Formation 2/4/6 cars per trainset
Operator(s) JR Central
Depot(s) Jinryō
Line(s) served Chūō Main Line, Shinonoi Line, Shinetsu Main Line
Maximum speed 130 km/h (80 mph)
Traction system GTO-VVVF
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC overhead
Current collection method C-PS27 single-arm pantograph
Braking system(s) Dynamic brake, regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes, snow-resistant brake
Safety system(s) ATS-ST
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Gangwayed cab end of car

The 383 series (383系?) is a tilting DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) on Chūō Main Line, Shinonoi Line and Shinetsu Main Line Shinano limited express services in Japan.


The trains were built jointly by Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Nippon Sharyo.[1]



  1. ^ Saka, Masahiro (March 2014). "JR第1世代の車両・現況と概要" [JR 1st-generation rolling stock: Current situation and overview]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 43 (359): 22. 

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