Super Hakuto

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Super Hakuto
Chizu Express Company HOT7000 series une.jpg
A HOT7000 series DMU on a Super Hakuto service, April 2010
Overview
Service type Limited express
Locale Tokaido Main Line, Sanyo Main Line, Chizu Express Chizu Line, Inbi Line, Sanin Main Line
First service 3 December 1994
Current operator(s) Chizu Express, JR West
Route
Start Kyoto
End Tottori, Kurayoshi
Technical
Rolling stock HOT7000 series DMUs
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Diesel
Operating speed 130 km/h (80 mph)

The Super Hakuto (スーパーはくと?) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by the third-sector railway operator Chizu Express and West Japan Railway Company (JR West), which runs between Kyoto and Kurayoshi in Tottori Prefecture at a maximum speed of 130 km/h (80 mph).[1]

Station stops[edit]

Kyoto - Shin-Osaka - Osaka - Sannomiya - Akashi - Himeji - (Aioi) - Kamigōri - Sayo - Ōhara - Chizu - Kōge - Tottori - Kurayoshi

Rolling stock[edit]

Super Hakuto[edit]

Hakuto[edit]

Formation[edit]

Services are normally formed of five-car HOT7000 series sets, as shown below, with car 5 at the Kyoto end. All cars are non-smoking, although cars 1 and 5 have smoking rooms.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5
Numbering HOT7010 HOT7030 HOT7040 HOT7050 HOT7000
Accommodation Non-reserved Non-reserved Reserved Reserved Green Reserved
Facilities Smoking room Toilet Universal access toilet Toilet Smoking room
  • Car 5 is sometimes replaced by a HOT7020 car with gangwayed cab end.[1]

History[edit]

Super Hakuto services commenced on 3 December 1994.[2] Initially, Hakuto services using JR West KiHa 181 series DMUs were also operated over the same route, but these were discontinued from November 1997, from which date all six return services daily became Super Hakuto operating at a maximum speed of 130 km/h.[2]

All cars were made non-smoking from 1 June 2008, from which time smoking rooms were added to cars 1 and 5.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル [JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 2008. p. 92. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6. 
  2. ^ a b こだわりの新幹線&特急列車ガイド [In-depth Shinkansen & Limited Express Guide] (in Japanese). Japan: Ikaros Publishing. August 2000. pp. 136–137. ISBN 4-87149-284-2. 

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