213 series

The 213 series (213系, 213-kei) is a suburban electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in March 1987 by Japanese National Railways (JNR), and currently operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) and Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) in Japan. It is based on the earlier 211 series, although it differs in having two pairs of doors per side on each car instead of three.

213 series
JR-West 213-0 series
ManufacturerHitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed19871991
Entered serviceMarch 1987
Number built65 vehicles
Number in service26 vehicles (JR West)
28 vehicles (JR Central)
(as of 2019)
Number scrapped7 vehicles, 2 vehicles (U@tech)
Operator(s)JNR (March 2231, 1987)
JR-West (April 1, 1987Present)
JR Central (1989Present)
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Steel (KuRo 212)
Car length20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)
Doors2 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
130 km/h (80 mph)(U@tech)
Traction systemResistor control + field system superimposed field excitation control
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodoverhead catenary
BogiesDT50B(powered car),TR235B(trailer car)(213-0 series)
WTR235(KuRo 212)
WTR235BX(SaYa 213)
WTR235XB(KuYa 212)
C-DT56(powered car),C-TR241(trailer car)(213-5000 series)
Safety system(s)ATS-SW (213-0 series), ATS-ST (213-5000 series), ATS-P (213-0 series(U@tech))
Multiple working313 series
223 series (U@tech)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Operations

From 1988 to 2003, the JR-West sets were mainly used for the Marine Liner service connecting Okayama and Takamatsu via the Great Seto Bridge. These trains sometimes used a panoramic cab car (numbered KuRo 212), the latter was scrapped in 2008.

Formations

JR-West

3-car sets

Car No.123
Designation T'cTMc
Numbering KuHa 212-0SaHa 213-0KuMoHa 213-0
Capacity
Total/Seated
66/5876/6468/60
Designation T'cT'cMc
Numbering KuHa 212-8KuHa 212-7KuMoHa 213-10
Capacity
Total/Seated
66/5866/5868/60

2-car sets

Car No.12
Designation T'cMc
Numbering KuHa 212-0KuMoHa 213-0
Capacity
Total/Seated
66/5868/60
Numbering KuHa 212-100KuMoHa 213-0
Capacity
Total/Seated
114/7268/60

U@tech

Car No.123
Designation T'zcTzMzc
Numbering KuYa 212-1SaYa 213-1KuMoYa 223-9001
Capacity Non-passenger

JR Central

2-car sets

Car No.12
Designation T'cMc
Numbering KuHa 213-5000KuMoHa 213-5000
Capacity
Total/Seated
133/50133/54

La Malle de Bois tourist train

From spring 2016, a 213 series two-car set was modified to operate on sightseeing services in the Okayama area. The train is modified with bicycle spaces and seat approximately 52 passengers.[1]

The train is formed as follows.[2]

Car No.12
Numbering KuRo 212-7004KuMoRo 213-7004
Capacity 2526

References

  • JR全車輌ハンドブック2006 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2006] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 2006. ISBN 4-7770-0453-8.
  • JR電車編成表 '07冬号 [JR EMU Formations - Winter 2007] (in Japanese). Japan: JRR. December 2006. ISBN 4-88283-046-9.
  1. JR西日本岡山支社に観光列車 [JR-West Okayama Division to introduce sightseeing train]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Ltd. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. 213系「La Malle de Bois」 [213 series "La Malle de Bois"]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 56 no. 662. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 2016. p. 88.
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