Fuji Excursion

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Fuji Excursion
E353 Super Azusa Higashi-Koganei 20171226.jpg
The rolling stock for the Fuji Excursion, E353 series
Overview
Service typeLimited express
StatusIn service
LocaleTokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture
First service16 March 2019
Current operator(s)East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
Fuji Kyuko
Route
StartShinjuku Station
EndKawaguchiko Station
Line(s) usedJR East: Chūō Main Line
Fuji Kyuko: Fujikyuko Line
On-board services
Class(es)Standard class only
Technical
Rolling stockE353 series EMUs
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1500 V DC overhead
Operating speed130 km/h (81 mph) (on Chūō Line)
60 km/h (37 mph) (on Fujikyuko Line)

The Fuji Excursion (富士回遊, Fuji Kaiyū)[1] is a regular limited express service operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Fuji Kyuko, between Shinjuku on the Chūō Line and Kawaguchiko on the Fujikyuko Line.

Summary[edit]

Services begins operation with the implementation on the timetable revision on 16 March 2019[2]. It is the first routinely operated limited express between JR and Fuji Kyuko.

Service pattern[edit]

Two round trips are operated per day, and these services are coupled with Kaiji services (with the same train number) between Ōtsuki and Shinjuku.

Stops[edit]

Shinjuku - Tachikawa - Hachiōji - Ōtsuki - Tsuru-bunkadaigaku-mae - Mt. Fuji - Fujikyu-Highland - Kawaguchiko

Timetable[edit]

Simplified Timetable of Fuji Excursion Services[2]
Direction Train No. Departuring Station Departure Time Terminating Station Arrival Time
Westbound Fuji Excursion No. 1 Shinjuku 8:30 Kawaguchiko 10:22
Fuji Excursion No. 3 9:30 11:22
Eastbound Fuji Excursion No. 16 Kawaguchiko 15:05 Shinjuku 16:58
Fuji Excursion No. 20 17:38 19:27

Rolling stock[edit]

All services are operated by E353 series 3-car sets, numbered 1 to 3, with car 1 at the Shinjuku end. Between Ōtsuki and Shinjuku, the train will couple with the Kaiji, which is numbered cars 4 to 12.

Car No. 1 2 3
Numbering KuMoHa E353-0 MoHa E353-1000 KuMoHa E352-0
Accommodation Reserved Reserved Reserved
Facilities Toilet Toilet

Ticketing[edit]

A limited express ticket has to be purchased to board the Fuji Excursion train, along with the basic fare ticket. There are two types of such limited express tickets, namely the Reserved Seat Ticket (座席指定券, Zaseki shitei ken), and the Unreserved Seat Ticket (座席未指定券, Zaseki mishitei ken).

The Reserved Seat Ticket enables a specified seat to be reserved for the holder. The reserved status for the seat is signified by a green overhead lamp on top of the corresponding seat.

The Unreserved Seat Ticket enables the holder to be seated on any unreserved seat. A red overhead lamp signifies that the seat is unreserved; while a yellow overhead lamp signifies that the seat is reserved for the later part of the journey, implying that one has to give up their seat to the passenger who has reserved the seat, when they board the train later.

History[edit]

  • 14 December 2018: Service announced
  • 16 March 2019: Service begins

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ 【お知らせ】中央線直通特急「富士回遊(FUJI EXCURSION)」の運行について [【Information】Regarding the operations of the Chūō Line limited express "Fuji Excursion"] (PDF). Fuji Kyuko. 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  2. ^ a b 2019年3月ダイヤ改正について(多摩版) [Regarding the timetable revision of March 2019 (Tama Edition)] (PDF). East Japan Railway Company, Hachioji Branch. 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2018-12-14.

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