207 series (JR East)

The 207 series (207系) or 207-900 series (207系900番台) was a commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1986 by Japanese National Railways (JNR) and operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on through services between the Joban Line and Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.[2] Only one 10-car set was built, which was withdrawn in December 2009.

207 series
The 207 series set at Matsudo Station in May 2006
In serviceNovember 1986 – December 2009
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries, Tokyu Car Corporation
ScrappedJanuary 2010
Number built10 vehicles (1 set)
Number in serviceNone
Number preservedNone
Number scrapped10 vehicles
Formation10 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers71
Operator(s)JNR (1986–1987)
JR East (1987–2009)
Line(s) servedJoban Line, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length19,500 mm (64 ft 0 in)
Width2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height4,140 mm (13 ft 7 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed80 km/h (50 mph) (Chiyoda Line)
90 km/h (56 mph) (Jōban Line)
100 km/h (60 mph) (Design)
Weight299.9 t per set
Traction systemGTO-VVVF
Power output3,600 kW
Acceleration3.3 km/h/s
Deceleration5.0 km.h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Current collection methodPS21 lozenge-type pantograph[1]
BogiesDT50E (motored)
TR235F (trailer)
Safety system(s)ATS-SN, New CS-ATC
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)


Based on the earlier 205 series design, the 207-900 series was a prototype built as the first VVVF-controlled EMU operated by JNR.[2] The 207 series built later by JR West bears no relation to this train.[3]

The train used adjustable voltage/adjustable frequency (AVAF) inverters and induction motors using gate turn-off thyristor (GTO) components.[4]


The sole 10-car set, numbered "71", was formed as follows, with car 1 at the Yoyogi-Uehara end and car 10 at the Toride end.[1]

Car No.12345678910
Designation T'cM2M1T2M2M1T1M2M1Tc
Numbering KuHa 206-901MoHa 206-903MoHa 207-903SaHa 207-902MoHa 206-902MoHa 207-902Saha 207-901MoHa 206-901MoHa 207-901KuHa 207-901

Cars 3, 6, and 9 were each fitted with one PS21 lozenge-type pantograph.[1]



The train was delivered to Matsudo Depot in November 1986.[3]

It was withdrawn from service in 2009 following the introduction of new E233-2000 series EMUs, and a final "Sayonara" service was run on 5 December 2009.[5] The train was transferred to Nagano on 5 January 2010 for scrapping.[6]


  1. JR電車編成表 '07冬号 [JR EMU Formations - Winter 2007]. Japan: JRR. December 2006. p. 72. ISBN 978-4-88283-046-7.
  2. JR全車輌ハンドブック2006 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2006]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2006. p. 347. ISBN 978-4-7770-0453-9.
  3. プロトタイプの世界 - Prototype World. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbunsha. December 2005. pp. 92–93. OCLC 170056962.
  4. YAMAMOTO, Takamitsu (2017). "Trends and Recent Studies on Hybrid Railway Vehicles". Quarterly Report of RTRI. 58: 1–5. doi:10.2219/rtriqr.58.1_1.
  5. 来月5日に常磐線「207系」のさよなら運転 [Joban Line 207 series final run on 5 December]. MSN News (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. 18 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 November 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  6. 207系900番台が長野総合車両センターへ [207-900 series sent to Nagano Works]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 6 January 2010. Archived from the original on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2011.

"JR East 207 series". jreast.co.jp. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2009-03-19.

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