JR Shikoku 7000 series

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7000 series
JR Shikoku Series 7000 Using Rapid Sunport.JPG
7000 series on a Sunport rapid service, May 2009
In service November 1990–
Number built 36 vehicles
Number in service 36 vehicles
Formation 1-3 cars per trainset
Operator(s) JR Shikoku
Depot(s) Takamatsu, Matsuyama
Line(s) served Dosan Line, Yosan Line
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 21,300 mm (69 ft 11 in)
Width 2,870 mm (9 ft 5 in)
Height 3,570 mm (11 ft 9 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system S-MT58 x 4 (Variable frequency)
Power output 480 kW per car (7000 series)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Bogies S-DT58 (7000 series)
S-TR58 (7100 series)
Safety system(s) ATS-SS
Coupling system Shibata-type
Multiple working JR Shikoku 6000 series
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 7000 series (7000系) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) in Shikoku, Japan, since November 1990.[1]


The sets are based at Takamatsu and Matsuyama depots, and operate on the Yosan Line and Dosan Line.[2] The 7000 series can operate as single-car sets, but the 7100 subseries is single-ended, and must be operated coupled with another 7000 series unit.[3] The sets are designed for use on wanman driver only operation services.[2]


As of 1 April 2012, the fleet consists of 25 7000 series motored cars and 11 7100 series trailer cars.[2]

Designation cMc Tc
Numbering 7000 7100
Capacity (Total/seated) 149/64 154/69
Weight (t) 38.0 26.0

The "cMc" (7000 series) cars are fitted with one S-PS58 lozenge-type pantograph. The "Tc" (7100 series) trailer cars have no pantographs and can not operate alone.[2]


Seating accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating on one side and transverse seating on the other side of each car, in a similar style to the JR Shikoku 1000 series diesel units.[3]


The bogies use a bolsterless design based on the standard 205 series EMU bogies, designated S-DT58 for the motored 7000 series cars, and S-TR58 for the trailer 7100 series cars.[3]


The 7000 series trains were first introduced from 21 November 1990.[2]


  1. ^ Haraguchi, Takayuki (2009). Encyclopedia of JR's Railway Cars: JR全車輌. Japan: Sekai Bunka. p. 86. ISBN 978-4-418-09905-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e JR電車編成表 2012夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2012]. Japan: JRR. May 2012. p. 205. ISBN 978-4-330-28612-9. 
  3. ^ a b c JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 296. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 

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