JR Shikoku 1500 series

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1500 series
JRS DC 1500-1513.jpg
Car 1513 leading a 2-car formation, October 2008
In service May 2006–Present
Manufacturer Kinki Sharyo, Niigata Transys
Replaced KiHa 58, KiHa 65
Constructed 2006–
Number built 34 vehicles
Number in service 32 vehicles
Formation Single car
Capacity 121 (38 seated)
Operator(s) JR Shikoku
Depot(s) Tokushima
Line(s) served Kōtoku Line, Tokushima Line, Mugi Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in)
Width 2,900 mm (9 ft 6 in)
Height 3,560 mm (11 ft 8 in)
Doors Three per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Prime mover(s) SA6D140HE-2 (x1)
Power output 450 hp (at 2,100 rpm)
Bogies S-DT65/S-TR65
Multiple working 1200 series
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 1500 series (1500形) is a single-car diesel multiple unit (DMU) train type operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) in Japan since 2006.[1]

Operations[edit]

The 1500 series trains are used on the following JR Shikoku lines.[2]

Build details and variants[edit]

Batch Vehicle numbers Manufacturer Build date
1 1501-1508 Niigata Transys May 2006[3]
2 1509-1515 Niigata Transys April 2008[3]
3 1551 Niigata Transys January 2009[3]
4 1552-1557 Niigata Transys January 2010[3]
5 1558-1563 Niigata Transys January 2011[3]
6 1564-1565 Niigata Transys January 2012[3]
7 1566-1567 Kinki Sharyo January 2013[3]
8 1568-1569 Niigata Transys January 2014[4]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation in the set built up to January 2012 consists of transverse flip-over seating arranged 2+2 abreast.[5] Sets built from 2013 onward have a mixture of transverse and longitudinal seating.[4]

History[edit]

The first trains entered service on 25 May 2006.[1]

The two 7th-batch cars, 1566 and 1567, entered service from the start of the revised timetable on 16 March 2013.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 488. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  2. ^ Haraguchi, Takayuki (2009). Encyclopedia of JR's Railway Cars: JR全車輌. Japan: Sekai Bunka. p. 140. ISBN 978-4-418-09905-4. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 1500形増備車 [Additional 1500 series cars]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 53 no. 623. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. March 2013. p. 55. 
  4. ^ a b "JR四国1500形が甲種輸送される" [JR Shikoku 1500 series delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Nishiwaki, Kōji (October 2010). "JR各社の新世代気動車の現況 JR四国1500形" [The Current Situation of JR Group Modern DMUs: JR Shikoku 1500 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 50 no. 594. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 98–101. 
  6. ^ "JR四国1500形7次車が営業運転を開始" [JR Shikoku 1500 series 7th-batch cars enter revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 

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