HB-E300 series

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HB-E300 series
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2-car Resort View Furusato set at Shinano-Ōmachi Station, December 2010
In service October 2010–
Manufacturer Niigata Transys, Tokyu Car Corporation
Built at Yokohama
Family name Resort Hybrid
Replaced KiHa 48
Constructed 2010
Number under construction 4 vehicles (1 set)
Number built 10 vehicles (4 sets)
Number in service 10 vehicles (4 sets)
Formation 2/4 cars per set
Operator JR East
Depot(s) Akita, Aomori, Nagano
Line(s) served Ōito Line, Tsugaru Line, Ōminato Line, Gonō Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel[1]
Car length 20,600 mm (67 ft 7 in)
Width 2,920 mm (9 ft 7 in)
Height 3,620 mm (11 ft 11 in)
Doors One per side
Maximum speed 100 km/h (60 mph)[2]
Traction system MT78 (95 kW) x2 (Series hybrid)
Prime mover(s) DMF15HZB-G 6-cylinder engine x1 per car
Power output 331 kW
Bogies DT75A (driving), TR260A (trailing)[2]
Safety system(s) ATS-P/Ps
Multiple working KiHa E200[2]
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The HB-E300 series (HB-E300系?) is a hybrid diesel multiple unit (DMU) train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on "resort train" services on scenic lines in Japan since October 2010.[3][4]

Design[edit]

The HB-E300 series is based on the KiHa E200 hybrid DMU type introduced on the Koumi Line in 2007. One 2-car train is used on the Ōito Line; two 2-car trains are used on the Tsugaru and Ōminato Lines; and one 4-car train is used on the Gonō Line, replacing the original KiHa 48 Resort Shirakami - Aoike DMU train.[1]

The use of hybrid technology is designed to reduce fuel consumption by 10% compared with the existing Resort Shirakami trains, reduce NOx emissions by 60%, and reduce noise levels by 20 dB while idling at stations and by 30 dB when accelerating from standstill.[1]

Interior[edit]

Seating in open saloon cars features reclining/rotating seating in 2+2 configuration with a seat pitch of 1,200 mm (47 in). The 4-car Resort Shirakami set includes compartment accommodation.[5]

2-car Resort View Furusato[edit]

The two-car train for the Ōito Line is branded Resort View Furusato (リゾートビューふるさと?). It was built by Tokyu Car Corporation in Yokohama, and delivered to Nagano in June 2010.[3][6] The train entered revenue service on 2 October 2010.[7]

Formation[edit]

The two-car Resort View Furusato set is formed as follows.[8]

Car 1 2
Numbering HB-E302 HB-E301
Seating capacity 44 34
Weight (t) 40.5 41.5

2-car Resort Asunaro[edit]

Two two-car Resort Asunaro sets at Aomori Station, December 2010

The two two-car trains for the Tsugaru and Ōminato Lines are branded Resort Asunaro (リゾートあすなろ?), named after Aomori's prefectural tree, known as Asunaro in Japanese.[5] They were built by Niigata Transys and were delivered to JR East's Aomori Depot in September 2010,[9] entering service from 4 December 2010, coinciding with the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension to Shin-Aomori.[4]

Formation[edit]

The two-car Resort Asunaro sets are formed as follows.[8]

Car 1 2
Numbering HB-E302 HB-E301
Seating capacity 44 34
Weight (t) 40.3 41.3

Interior[edit]

4-car Resort Shirakami - Aoike[edit]

The four-car Resort Shirakami - Aoike set at Aomori Station, June 2011

The four-car Resort Shirakami - Aoike train for use on the Gono Line was delivered from Tokyu Car's Yokohama factory to JR East's Akita Depot in September 2010.[9] It entered service from 4 December 2010.[10]

Formation[edit]

The four-car Resort Shirakami - Aoike set is formed as follows.[8]

Car 1 2 3 4
Numbering HB-E301 HB-E300-100 HB-E300 HB-E302
Seating capacity 34 36 40 44
Weight (t) 41.3 41.5 40.0 40.3

Future developments[edit]

An additional four-car HB-E300 series set is scheduled to be built for use on Resort Shirakami - Buna services from July 2016, replacing the KiHa 48 DMU set currently used. The exterior livery and interior design will be overseen by Ken Okuyama Design.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JR東日本で新型リゾートトレインを投入" [JR East to Introduce New Resort Trains] (in Japanese). Neko Publishing. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "JR東日本 HB-E300系 "リゾートビューふるさと"" [JR East HB-E300 series "Resort View Furusato"]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 39 (316): p.70–71. August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "JR東日本 新型リゾートトレインの愛称を決定" [JR East announces brand name for new Resort Train]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 39 (314): p.73. June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "JR東日本 津軽線・大湊線用HB-E300系の愛称を決定" [JR East announces brand name for Tsugaru & Ōminato Line HB-E300 series]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 39 (315): p.73. July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b ハイブリッドシステムを搭載した新型リゾートトレインを導入! [New Hybrid Resort Trains to be Introduced] (PDF) (in Japanese). JR East. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  6. ^ 新形リゾートトレインが東急車輌から出場 [New Resort Train delivered from Tokyu Car]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Koyusha Co., Ltd. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "HB-E300系「リゾートビューふるさと」が営業運転を開始" [HB-E300 series "Resort View Furusato" enters service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Koyusha Co., Ltd. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c "HB-E300系" [HB-E300 Series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 50 (593): p.61–66. September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "甲種鉄道車両輸送計画表 " [New rolling stock delivery schedules]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 39 (317): p.125. September 2010. 
  10. ^ JRがリゾート新型車両を公開 青森、秋田走るしらかみ [JR unveils new resort train "Shirakami" linking Aomori and Akita]. 47 News (in Japanese). Japan: Press Net Japan Co., Ltd. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  11. ^ リゾートしらかみにHB-E300系を追加投入 [Additional HB-E300 series to be introduced on Resort Shirakami]. Tetsudo.com (in Japanese). Japan: Asahi Interactive, Inc. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 

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