167 series

The 167 series (167系, 167-kei) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1965 by Japanese National Railways (JNR), and later operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) until 2003.[1]

167 series
A refurbished JR East set in July 1992
In service1965–2003
Number in serviceNone
Formation4 cars per set
Operator(s)JNR (1965-1987)
JR East (1987-2003)
JR-West (1987-2001)
Depot(s)Tamachi, Miyahara
Car body constructionSteel
Doors2 per side
Traction systemResistor control
Power output120 kW per motor
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)


The 167 series trains were developed from the earlier 165 series express-type EMU, and were introduced from 1965 for use on school excursion services.[1] They were originally painted in the JNR excursion train livery of yellow No. 5 and red No. 3.[2]

Following the privatization of JNR in 1987, JR East received 35 167 series vehicles, allocated to Tamachi Depot in Tokyo, and JR-West received 16 vehicles, allocated to Miyahara Depot.[1] The JR West fleet was withdrawn by 2001, and the JR East fleet was withdrawn by 2003.[1][2]

No 167 series vehicles have been preserved.[3]

See also


  1. 167系 [167 series]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  2. JR全車輛ハンドブック'92 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 1992]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 1992. p. 155.
  3. Sasada, Masahiro (September 2012). 国鉄&jr保存車大全: 日本全国全カテゴリー1312両 国鉄&JR保存車大全 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 127. ISBN 978-4863206175.
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