KiHa 75 on a Kasuga express service, March 2006
|In service||August 1993–|
|Replaced||KiHa 58/65 series|
|Number built||40 vehicles (20 sets)|
|Number in service||40 vehicles (20 sets)|
|Formation||2 cars per set|
|Line(s) served||Taketoyo Line, Tōkaidō Main Line, Kansai Main Line|
|Car body construction||Stainless steel|
|Car length||20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in)|
|Width||2,900 mm (9 ft 6 in)|
|Height||3,630 mm (11 ft 11 in)|
|Doors||Three pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
|Prime mover(s)||C-DMF14HZB x2|
|Power output||350 hp per engine|
|Bogies||C-DT60 (KiHa 75-0/100), C-DT60B (KiHa 75-200/300/400/500)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
A total of 40 cars were built, operating as 2-car sets, with the class divided into three sub-classes: KiHa 75-0/100, KiHa 75-200/300, and KiHa 75-400/500.
- KiHa 75-0/100: 6 x 2-car sets delivered June - July 1993
- KiHa 75-200/300: 8 x 2-car sets delivered February 1999
- KiHa 75-400/500: 6 x 2-car sets delivered February - March 1999, driver-only operation
KiHa 75-0 + KiHa 75-100
Twelve cars formed as six 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in June and July 1993. These entered service from the start of the revised timetable on 1 August 1993 on Mie rapid services, replace ageing KiHa 58 and 65 series DMUs.
|Numbering||KiHa 75-0||KiHa 75-100|
The KiHa 75-0 cars have a universal access toilet, and were also initially equipped with a card-operated payphone, but this was subsequently removed. Seating consists of transverse flip-over seats arranged 2+2 abreast.
KiHa 75-200 + KiHa 75-300
Sixteen cars formed as eight 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in February 1999. These featured a number of minor changes compared with the earlier KiHa 75-0/100 sets. Externally, an additional set of headlights was included above the end gangway connections.
|Numbering||KiHa 75-200||KiHa 75-300|
The KiHa 75-200 cars have a universal access toilet, and were also initially equipped with a card-operated payphone, but this was subsequently removed. The seating was the same design as that used on 313 series EMUs, still arranged in a transverse 2+2 abreast configuration.
KiHa 75-400 + KiHa 75-500
Twelve more cars formed as six 2-car sets were delivered from Nippon Sharyo to Nagoya Depot in February and March 1999. These were broadly similar to the KiHa 75-200/300 sets delivered at the same time, but were equipped for wanman driver only operation.
The KiHa 75-400/500 sets are formed as follows.
|Numbering||KiHa 75-400||KiHa 75-500|
The KiHa 75-400 cars have a universal access toilet. Unlike the earlier sets, these cars were not fitted with a card-operated payphone.
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