Nanpū

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Nanpū
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2000 series train Nanpū
Overview
Service type Limited express
First service 1950 (Semi express)
1972 (Limited express)
Current operator(s) JR Shikoku
Route
Line used Seto-Ōhashi Line, Yosan Line, Dosan Line, Nakamura Line, Sukumo Line
Technical
Rolling stock N2000 series, 2000 series DMUs
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)

The Nanpū (南風?) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku), which runs from Okayama to Kōchi, Nakamura, and Sukumo. Trains are usually formed of 3-car 2000 series DMUs, and often run coupled with Shimanto services.[1]

Route[edit]

The main stations served by this service are as follows.

Okayama - Tadotsu - Kōchi - Nakamura - Sukumo

Rolling stock[edit]

Past rolling stock[edit]

History[edit]

Nanpū services began as a semi express from the former Takamatsu Sanbashi Station to Kubokawa in Shikoku from 1 October 1950. From 1 October 1968, however, the name was used for express trains operating in Kyushu between Beppu and Nishi-Kagoshima. From 15 March 1972, the name returned to Shikoku, for limited express trains operating between Takamatsu and Nakamura.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル (JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File). Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 2008. p. 100. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6. 
  2. ^ 列車名鑑1995 (Train Name Directory 1995). Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995.