E127 series

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E127 series
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Niigata-based E127 series set V11 at Niigata Station, May 2008
In service 1995–Present
Manufacturer JR East, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed 1995–1998
Number built 50 vehicles (25 sets)
Number in service 48 vehicles (24 sets) as of 1 April 2015
Number scrapped 2 vehicles (1 set)
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Operator
Depot(s) Niigata, Matsumoto
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system MT71 (120 kW)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Safety system(s) ATS-SN, ATS-P, ATS-Ps
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The E127 series (E127系?) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated on local services by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan since 1995, and also by the third-sector railway operator Echigo Tokimeki Railway since March 2015 as the ET127 series. The design is derived from the 209 series commuter EMU.[1]

Variants[edit]

Both types use the same bogies as the 701 series EMUs: DT61A motor bogies and TR246A trailer bogies.[1]

E127-0 series[edit]

Thirteen 2-car sets were built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Tokyu Car, and delivered to Niigata Depot in March 1995 (sets V1 to V6) and November 1996 (sets V7 to V13) for use on Echigo Line, Hakushin Line, and Uetsu Main Line local services. They entered service on 8 May 1995.[2]

The sets can be operated as up to 6-car formations, and can be used on wanman driver only operation services.[2]

From 14 March 2015, ten former E127-0 series sets were transferred to the ownership of the third-sector railway operating company Echigo Tokimeki Railway for use on the newly named Myōkō Haneuma Line, and reclassified as ET127 series. Set V3 was withdrawn in October 2014, leaving just two sets, V12 and V13, in the ownership of JR East.[3]

Formation[edit]

Sets are formed as shown below, with one motored "Mc" car and one non-powered trailer "Tc" car.[2]

Designation Mc Tc'
Numbering KuMoHa E127 KuHa E126
  • The KuMoHa E127 car has one PS30 cross-arm type pantograph.[2]
  • The KuHa E126 car has a toilet and wheelchair space.[2]

E127-100 series[edit]

Matsumoto-based E127-100 series set A8 on the Oito Line, August 2009

Twelve 2-car sets were built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, JR East (Tsuchizaki Factory), and Tokyu Car, and delivered to Matsumoto Depot in November and December 1998 for use on Ōito Line and Shinonoi Line local services. They entered service on 8 December 1998.[2] The external styling differs from the earlier E127-0 series, resembling the 701 series design.[1] Sets A7 to A12 have a second de-icing pantograph on the KuHa trailer car.[2]

Formation[edit]

Sets are formed as shown below, with one motored "Mc" car and one non-powered trailer "Tc" car, and car 1 at the Matsumoto end.[2]

Car No. 1 2
Designation Mc Tc'
Numbering KuMoHa E127-100 KuHa E126-100
  • Car 1 has one PS34 single-arm pantograph. (Also on car 2 for sets A7 to A12.)[2]
  • Car 2 has a toilet and wheelchair space.[2]

Interior[edit]

Build histories[edit]

Echigo Tokimeki Railway ET127 series set V6 in JR East livery in June 2015
Echigo Tokimeki Railway ET127 series set V9 in ETR livery in May 2015

The build histories of individual sets are as follows[2]

E127-0 series[edit]

Set No. Manufacturer Date delivered Date withdrawn Notes
V1 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 25 March 1995 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V2 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 25 March 1995 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V3 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 27 March 1995 20 October 2014[3]
V4 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 27 March 1995 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V5 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 29 March 1995 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V6 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 29 March 1995 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V7 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 20 November 1996 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V8 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 20 November 1996 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V9 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 21 November 1996 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V10 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 21 November 1996 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V11 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 22 November 1996 Transferred to ETR March 2015
V12 Tokyu Car 28 November 1996
V13 Tokyu Car 28 November 1996

E127-100 series[edit]

Set No. Manufacturer Date delivered
A1 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 7 November 1998
A2 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 7 November 1998
A3 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 21 November 1998
A4 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 21 November 1998
A5 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 24 November 1998
A6 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 24 November 1998
A7 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 28 November 1998
A8 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 28 November 1998
A9 JR East (Tsuchizaki) 18 November 1998
A10 JR East (Tsuchizaki) 11 December 1998
A11 Tokyu Car 16 November 1998
A12 Tokyu Car 16 November 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 259. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k JR電車編成表 2015冬 [JR EMU Formations - Winter 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 21 November 2014. p. 38, 103. ISBN 978-4-330-51614-1. 
  3. ^ a b JR電車編成表 2015夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 20 May 2015. p. 38, 357. ISBN 978-4-330-56915-4. 

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