207 series

The 207 series (207系, 207-kei) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) commuter train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) in the Kansai Region of Japan since 1991.

207 series
207 series in revised livery in March 2008
ManufacturerJR-West Gotō Works, Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo
Replaced101 series, 103 series, 223-6000 series
Entered service1991
Number built484 vehicles
Number in service477 vehicles
Number scrapped4 vehicles (set Z16, accident damage)
Formation3/4 and 7 (Pre-series set) cars per trainset
Fleet numbersF1 (Prototype), Z1–Z15, Z17–Z23, H1–H16, T1–T30, S1–S67
Line(s) servedTōkaidō Main Line, Sanyo Main Line, Kosei Line, Fukuchiyama Line, JR Tōzai Line, Katamachi Line, Osaka Higashi Line, Yamatoji Line, Wadamisaki Line
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Traction systemVariable frequency
Thyristor chopper + 3-step Power Transistor (207-0 series)
3-level GTO (207-1000 series)
3-level IGBT (207-2000 series)
SiC-MOSFET (207-0 series refurbished set)
Acceleration2.7 km/h/s
Deceleration3.5 km/h/s (4.2 km/h/s for emergency brake)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodWPS22A scissors-type pantograph
Braking system(s)Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes, snow-resistant brake
Safety system(s)ATS-SW, ATS-P
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

This EMU was introduced in 1991 to replace ageing 101 series and 103 series EMUs operating on the Fukuchiyama Line and the Katamachi Line.

This train bears no relation to the 207 series built by JNR and operated by JR East until 2009.[1]


The trains were built jointly by Hitachi, JR-West (Goto Factory), Kinki Sharyo, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries.[2]


  • 207-0 series (manufactured 1991-1994)
  • 207-500/1500 series (converted from former 207-0 and 207-1000 series trains in 1996)
  • 207-1000 series (manufactured 1994-1997)
  • 207-2000 series (manufactured 2002-2003)



207-0 series

7-car set (Pre-series set)

Car No.1234567
Designation T'cM1TTM2M1Tc
Numbering KuHa 206MoHa 207SaHa 207Saha 207MoHa 206MoHa 207KuHa 207

4-car sets

Car No.4567
Designation T'cM2M1Tc
Numbering KuHa 206MoHa 206MoHa 207KuHa 207
Designation T'cM2M1Tc
Numbering KuHa 206MoHa 207-1500MoHa 207-500KuHa 207

207-1000, 207-2000 series

4-car sets

Car No.4567
Designation T'cMT1Mc
Numbering KuHa 206-1000MoHa 207-1000SaHa 207-1100KuMoHa 207-1000
Designation T'cMTMc
Numbering KuHa 206-1000MoHa 207-1000SaHa 207-1000KuMoHa 207-1000
Designation T'cMTMc
Numbering KuHa 206-2000MoHa 207-2000SaHa 207-2000KuMoHa 207-2000

3-car sets

Car No.123
Designation T'cTMc
Numbering KuHa 206-1000SaHa 207-1000KuMoHa 207-1000
Designation T'cTMc
Numbering KuHa 206-2000SaHa 207-2000KuMoHa 207-2000


See also


  • JR全車両ハンドブック2006 (JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2006). Japan: Neko Publishing. 2006.
  • JR電車編成表 '07冬号 (JR EMU Formations - Winter 2007). Japan: JRR. December 2006. ISBN 978-4-88283-046-7.
  1. プロトタイプの世界 - Prototype World. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbunsha. December 2005. pp. 92–93. OCLC 170056962.
  2. Saka, Masahiro (March 2014). "JR第1世代の車両・現況と概要" [JR 1st-generation rolling stock: Current situation and overview]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). 43 (359): 22.
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