E129 series

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E129 series
JRE E129 A5.JPG
Two-car set A5, December 2014
In service 6 December 2014 -
Manufacturer J-TREC
Built at Niitsu
Replaced 115 series
Constructed 2014–
Number under construction 124 vehicles (37 sets)
Number built 36 vehicles (18 sets) (as of 1 July 2015)
Number in service 36 vehicles (18 sets)
Formation 2/4 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers A1-A30, B1-B25
Operator(s) JR East
Depot(s) Niigata
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 19,570 mm (64 ft 2 in) (end cars)
19,500 mm (64 ft 0 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)
Height 3,620 mm (11 ft 11 in)
Floor height 1,130 mm (3 ft 8 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Acceleration 2.0 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.6 km/h/s
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Bogies DT71 (motored)
TR255 (trailer)
Safety system(s) ATS-P, ATS-Ps
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The E129 series (E129系?) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on local services in the Niigata area since 6 December 2014.

Design[edit]

Built at the J-TREC factory in Niitsu, Niigata, the stainless steel body and "universal design" interior is derived from the E233 series commuter EMU.[1] Externally, trains are finished in a livery with "golden yellow" (黄金イエロー?) and "toki pink" (朱鷺ピンク?) stripes.[1]

Operations[edit]

E129 series trains operate on the following lines,[2] completely replacing older 115 series sets by around 2017.[3][4]

The E129 series trains can operated in multiple, to form 2+2, 2+4, and 2+2+2 formations, but will not operate in multiple with E127 series trains except in emergencies.[1]

Fleet[edit]

The E129 series fleet will ultimately consist of 30 two-car sets (60 vehicles) numbered A1 to A30 and 25 four-car sets (100 vehicles) numbered B1 to B25, all based at Niigata Depot.[1]

Formations[edit]

2-car sets A1-A30[edit]

The two-car sets, A1 to A30, consist of two motored cars, each with one powered bogie, and are formed as shown below.[1]

Designation Mc-100 Mc'-100
Numbering KuMoHa E129-100 KuMoHa E128-100
Weight (t) 37.2 37.2
Capacity (total/seated) 140/50 133/46
  • The KuMoHa E129-100 car is fitted with a PS33G single-arm pantograph (cars KuMoHa E129-123 to KuMoHa E129-130 have two pantographs, and weigh 37.4 t).[1]
  • The KuMoHa E128-100 car has a universal access toilet.[1]

4-car sets B1-B25[edit]

The four-car sets, B1 to B25, consist of four motored cars, each with one powered bogie, and are formed as shown below.[1]

Designation Mc-0 M'-0 M-0 Mc'-0
Numbering KuMoHa E129 MoHa E128 MoHa E129 KuMoHa E128
Weight (t) 37.2 31.6 32.7 37.0
Capacity (total/seated) 140/50 154/60 154/60 133/46
  • The KuMoHa E129 and MoHa E129 cars are each fitted with one PS33G single-arm pantograph.[1]
  • The KuMoHa E128 car has a universal access toilet.[1]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consists of a mix of transverse seating bays and longitudinal bench seating.[1] LED lighting is used throughout.[1] Longitudinal seats have a width of 460 mm (1 ft 6 in) per person, 10 mm wider than for the earlier E127 series trains, and the seating pitch for transverse seating bays is 540 mm (1 ft 9 in), approximately 110 mm wider that E233 series trains.[1] Floor height is 1,130 mm (3 ft 8 in), the same as for E127 series trains, and lower than the 1,225 mm (4 ft 0.2 in) floor height of 115 series trains.[1]

History[edit]

Initial details of the new trains were announced by JR East in July 2013.[3] The first two two-car sets, A1 and A2, were delivered on 8 October 2014, with test-running commencing the same day.[5]

The first trains entered revenue service on 6 December 2014.[6]

Fleet details[edit]

As of 1 July 2015, the fleet is as follows.[7]

2-car sets[edit]

Set No. Manufacturer Date delivered
A1 J-TREC, Niitsu 17 October 2014
A2 J-TREC, Niitsu 17 October 2014
A3 J-TREC, Niitsu 17 October 2014
A4 J-TREC, Niitsu 23 October 2014
A5 J-TREC, Niitsu 7 November 2014
A6 J-TREC, Niitsu 21 November 2014
A7 J-TREC, Niitsu 8 December 2014
A8 J-TREC, Niitsu 22 December 2014
A9 J-TREC, Niitsu 15 January 2015
A10 J-TREC, Niitsu 28 January 2015
A11 J-TREC, Niitsu 27 February 2015
A12 J-TREC, Niitsu 27 February 2015
A13 J-TREC, Niitsu 20 April 2015[8]
A14 J-TREC, Niitsu 20 April 2015[8]
A15 J-TREC, Niitsu 21 May 2015[8]
A16 J-TREC, Niitsu 21 May 2015[8]
A17 J-TREC, Niitsu 18 June 2015[8]
A18 J-TREC, Niitsu 18 June 2015[8]
A19
A20
A21
A22
A23
A24
A25
A26
A27
A28
A29
A30

4-car sets[edit]

Set No. Manufacturer Date delivered
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
B10
B11
B12
B13
B14
B15
B16
B17
B18
B19
B20
B21
B22
B23
B24
B25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Mizutani, Keisuke (January 2015). E129系一般形直流電車 [E129 series DC EMU]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 55 (645): p.60-66. 
  2. ^ JR東日本E129系、新型車両12/6デビュー [New JR East E129 series trains to debut on 6 December]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b 通勤形車両の新造計画について [New commuter train manufacture plans] (PDF) (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Miki, Kazuya (14 August 2013). 「新潟産」車両、地元に投入 JR東日本のE129系 ["Niigata-built" trains to be introduced locally - JR East E129 series]. Asahi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Limited. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ E129系が試運転 [E129 series is test run]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  6. ^ E129系が営業運転を開始 [E129 series enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  7. ^ JR電車編成表 2015夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 20 May 2015. p. 38. ISBN 978-4-330-56915-4. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f JR車両の動き [JR rolling stock changes]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 44 (377): p.80. 2015.