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8000 series train on a Shiokaze service in May 2007
|Service type||Limited express|
|Current operator(s)||JR Shikoku|
|Line(s) used||Seto-Ōhashi Line, Yosan Line|
|Rolling stock||8000 series EMU, 8600 series EMU|
|Operating speed||130 km/h (80 mph) (max.)|
The main stations served by this service are as follows.
- 8000 series 5-, or 8-car tilting EMUs (Okayama - Matsuyama services, coupled with Ishizuchi services)
- 8600 series 5-, 7-, or 8-car tilting EMUs
Past rolling stock
- KiHa 181 series DMUs (1972–1993)
- KiHa 185 series DMUs (1986–1990)
- 2000 series tilting DMUs (1990–2016)
- 1972: Shiokaze services start between Takamatsu and Uwajima and between Takamatsu and Matsuyama.
- 1986: KiHa 185 series DMUs introduced, and Shiokaze becomes L Tokkyū service.
- November 1990: 2000 series tilting DMUs introduced.
- July 1992: 8000 series tilting EMUs introduced.
- 15 March 2008: All cars made no-smoking.
- 26 March 2016: 8600 series tilting EMUs to be introduced on four daily round-trip services. 2000 series trains will be withdrawn.
- JR Timetable, August 2008 issue
- "ＪＲ新幹線＆特急列車ファイル" (JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File), published 2008 by Kōtsū Shimbun
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shiokaze (train).|
- JR Shikoku Train Information (in Japanese)