E653 series

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E653 series
E653-1000 U104 Inaho 5 20140731.jpg
E653-1000 series EMU set U104 on an Inaho service in July 2014
In service 1997–Present
Manufacturer Hitachi, Kinki Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Replaced 485 series
Constructed 1997–2005
Number built 72 vehicles (12 sets)
Number in service 72 vehicles (12 sets)
Formation 4/7 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers K308, K351–K354, U101–U107
Operator(s) JR East
Depot(s) Katsuta, Niigata
Line(s) served Joban Line
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 21,500 mm (70 ft 6 in) (end cars)
20,500 mm (67 ft 3 in) (intermediate cars)[1]
Width 2,946 mm (9 ft 8.0 in)
Doors one per side
Maximum speed 130 km/h (80 mph)[1]
Traction system Variable frequency (IGBT)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC / 20 kV AC (50/60 Hz)
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Safety system(s) ATS-P, ATS-Ps
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The E653 series (E653系?) is an AC/DC dual-voltage electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan on limited express services since 1997.[2]

Variants[edit]

  • E653-0 series: Original (eight 7-car and four 4-car) AC/DC sets built from 1997 for use on Joban Line Fresh Hitachi limited express services
  • E653-1000 series: 7-car sets modified from E653-0 series between 2013 and 2014 for use on Inaho limited express services
  • E653-1100 series: 4-car sets modified from E653-0 series between 2014 and 2015 for use on Shirayuki limited express services

Operations[edit]

From their introduction in 1997, the E653 series trains operated on Fresh Hitachi limited express services between Ueno in Tokyo and Iwaki via the Joban Line as 7-, 7+4-, and 7+7-car formations, but were withdrawn from regular scheduled services from the start of the revised timetable on 16 March 2013.[3]

From the start of the revised timetable on 28 September 2013, reformed E653 series sets displaced from Fresh Hitachi services by new E657 series sets were phased in on Inaho services operating between Niigata and Akita, replacing JNR-era 485 series EMUs and reclassified E653-1000 series.[4] The Inaho fleet will ultimately consist of eight seven-car E653-1000 series sets modified with the addition of a Green (first class) car and a new livery evoking images of the sunset, rice plants, and the sea.[5]

Fleet details[edit]

The manufacturers and build dates for the fleet are as shown below.[3][6]

7-car sets[edit]

Original set No. Original colour Delivered Manufacturer New set No. Conversion date
K301      Red 22 July 1997 Hitachi U101 25 June 2013
K302      Blue 4 August 1997 Hitachi U102 28 August 2013
K303      Yellow 7 August 1997 Kinki Sharyo U103 31 October 2013
K304      Green 26 August 1997 Tokyu Car U104 9 January 2014
K305      Red 4 November 1998 Hitachi U105 18 March 2014
K306      Yellow 18 November 1998 Kinki Sharyo U106 19 June 2014
K307      Green 24 November 1998 Tokyu Car U107 1 September 2014
K308      Blue 25 November 1998 Hitachi

4-car sets[edit]

Original set No. Original colour Delivered Manufacturer New set No. Conversion date
K351      Orange 18 November 1998 Kinki Sharyo
K352      Orange 24 November 1998 Tokyu Car
K353      Orange 25 November 1998 Hitachi
K354      Orange 27 February 2005 Hitachi

Formations[edit]

7-car sets K301–308[edit]

The 7-car sets are formed as follows, with car 1 at the south (Ueno) end.[3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Designation T'c M1 M2 T M1 M2 Tc
Numbering KuHa E652 MoHa E653 MoHa E652 SaHa E653 MoHa E653 MoHa E652 KuHa E653
  • Cars 2 and 5 are each equipped with one PS32 single-arm pantograph.[3]
  • Cars 1, 3, 4, and 6 have toilets.[3]

Inaho E653-1000 series 7-car sets U-101–[edit]

The reformed 7-car Inaho E653-1000 series sets (U-101–) are based at Niigata Depot and formed as follows, with four motored ("M") cars and three non-powered trailer ("T") cars, and car 1 at the Akita (northern) end.[3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Designation Tsc' M1 M2 T M1 M2 Tc
Numbering KuRo E652-1000 MoHa E653-1000 MoHa E652-1000 SaHa E653-1000 MoHa E653-1000 MoHa E652-1000 KuHa E653-1000
  • Cars 2 and 5 each have one PS32 single-arm pantograph.[3]
  • Cars 1, 3, 4, and 6 have toilets.[3]

4-car sets K351–354[edit]

The 4-car sets are formed as follows, with car 8 at the south (Ueno) end.[3]

Car No. 8 9 10 11
Designation T'c M1 M2 Tc
Numbering KuHa E652-100 MoHa E653 MoHa E652 KuHa E653-100

Car 9 is equipped with one PS32 single-arm pantograph.[3]

Interior[edit]

E653-0 series[edit]

All cars in E653-0 series sets are standard class with 2+2 seating and 910 mm (36 in) seat pitch.[7]

E653-1000 series[edit]

The Green (first class) cars in E653-1000 series sets have 2+1 seating, arranged with pairs of seats on the seaward side and single seats on the landward side.[8] Seat rows are aligned with the windows, giving a seat pitch of 1,820 mm (72 in), double that for standard class, and additional privacy is added by partitions between each seat row.[8] The Green car seats 18 passengers.[4]

History[edit]

E653 series were introduced from 1 October 1997.[3] The refreshment vending machines were discontinued from 31 March 2008.[3]

From 17 March 2012, the E653 series trains were gradually phased out from Fresh Hitachi services with the introduction of new E657 series 10-car EMUs.[9] Original plans were for some E653 series sets to be reassigned to new limited express services operating on the Joban Line between Iwaki and Sendai,[7] with three 4-car sets due to be repainted into a new "hamakaidō" (浜街道?, coastway) blue livery for use on services between Iwaki and Sendai and the rest of the fleet transferred elsewhere.[10] These plans have been put on hold due to the suspension of services north of Iwaki on the Joban Line following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

From the start of the revised timetable on 28 September 2013, reformed E653-1000 series 7-car sets were introduced on Inaho services, operating between Niigata and Akita.[3] Set U-102 was the first E653-1000 series to enter revenue service, being used on a special E653 Series Uetsu Line Debut (E653系羽越線デビュー号?) charter service between Niigata and Sakata on 14 September 2013.[11]

Future developments[edit]

The sub-fleet of four four-car sets are scheduled to be renumbered as E653-1100 series sets for use on new Shirayuki limited express services operating between Niigata and Arai from the start of the revised timetable on 14 March 2015.[12] These sets will receive a new livery consisting of ivory white with vermillion and blue stripes intended to evoke an image of the sunset over the Sea of Japan.[12] The interiors will be refitted with new seat covers, similar to those used in the E7 series and W7 series shinkansen trains.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JR全車輌ハンドブック2006 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2006]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2006. ISBN 4-7770-0453-8. 
  2. ^ Haraguchi, Takayuki (2009). Encyclopedia of JR's Railway Cars: JR全車輌. Japan: Sekai Bunka. p. 46. ISBN 978-4-418-09905-4. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m JR電車編成表 2015冬 [JR EMU Formations - Winter 2015]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 21 November 2014. pp. 36, 42. ISBN 978-4-330-51614-1. 
  4. ^ a b 2013年9月ダイヤ改正について [September 2013 timetable revision details] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company - Niigata Division. 5 July 2013. Archived from the original (pdf) on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ 特急「いなほ」の車両を一新します! [New "Inaho" limited express trains] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company - Niigata Division. 26 June 2013. Archived from the original (pdf) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Shibata, Togo (March 2013). "さよなら651系〈スーパーひたち〉 E653系〈フレッシュひたち〉" [Farewell 651 series "Super Hitachi" & E653 series "Fresh Hitachi"]. Rail Magazine (in Japanese). No. 354. Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. pp. 39–45. 
  7. ^ a b 常磐線特急に新型車両を導入! [New trains to be introduced on Joban Line limited express services] (pdf) (in Japanese). East Japan Railway Company. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "特急「いなほ」にE653系1000番代を投入" [E653-1000 series to be introduced on "Inaho" limited express services]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 42 no. 352. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. August 2013. pp. 68–69. 
  9. ^ 2012年3月ダイヤ改正について [March 2012 Timetable Revision] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "JR東日本 常磐線に新型特急車両E657系を投入" [JR East to introduce new E657 series express EMUs on Joban Line]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 40 no. 322. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. February 2011. p. 87. 
  11. ^ "「E653系羽越線デビュー号」運転" [E653 Series Uetsu Line Debut runs]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c 特急「しらゆき」の運転に伴うE653系投入について [Introduction of E653 series with operation of "Shirayuki" limited express] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: JR East Niigata Division. 27 August 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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