A-Train (JR Kyushu)
KiHa 185 series A-Train, October 2011
|Service type||Limited express|
|First service||8 October 2011|
|Current operator(s)||JR Kyushu|
|Line(s) used||Kagoshima Main Line, Misumi Line|
|Rolling stock||KiHa 185 series DMU|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
The train is formed of a specially modified 2-car KiHa 185 series diesel multiple unit set (KiHa 185-4 + KiHa 185-1012) which previously operated on Trans-Kyushu Limited Express services. The design concept was overseen by industrial designer Eiji Mitooka.
The main seating saloons retain the original 2+2 reclining seats used in the Trans-Kyushu Limited Express, with new seat covers.
The A-Train service was introduced on 8 October 2011.
- JR特急列車年鑑2013 [Limited Express Annual 2013]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. 20 December 2012. pp. 122–123. ISBN 978-4-86320-654-0.
- "特急「A列車で行こう」10月8日デビュー！" [A-Train limited express debuts 8 October]. JR Kyushu Press Release (in Japanese). Japan: Kyushu Railway Company. 16 August 2011. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
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