The 227 series (227系 227-kei) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) for use on suburban services in the Hiroshima area of Japan since 14 March 2015, with plans for additional sets in the Kinki Region beginning in 2019.
227-0 series 3-car set A03 in November 2015
|Manufacturer||Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo|
|Built at||Hyogo and Osaka|
|Family name||Red Wing (227-0 series)|
|Replaced||103 series, 105 series, 115 series, 117 series|
|Entered service||14 March 2015|
|Number under construction||118 vehicles (42 sets)|
|Number built||158 vehicles (64 sets) (as of 2017)|
|Formation||2/3 cars per trainset|
|Line(s) served||Sanyo Main Line, Kabe Line, Kure Line (227-0 series)|
Kisei Main Line, Sakurai Line, Wakayama Line (227-1000 series)
|Car body construction||Stainless steel|
|Car length||19,570 mm (64 ft 2 in) (end cars)|
19,500 mm (64 ft 0 in) (intermediate cars)
|Width||2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)|
|Height||3,630 mm (11 ft 11 in)|
|Floor height||1,120 mm (3 ft 8 in)|
|Doors||3 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph) (Service)|
120 km/h (75 mph) (Design)
|Traction system||Variable frequency|
IGBT (227-0 series)
SiC-MOSFET (227-1000 series)
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead catenary|
|Safety system(s)||ATS-SW2 |
D-TAS (227-0 series)
ATS-P3, CBTC and Dead man's switch (227-1000 series)
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The trains have unpainted stainless steel bodies, with an exterior livery featuring red highlights. Each motored car has one motored bogie. The trains will be branded "Red Wing", with logos applied to the body sides and to the prominent anti-fall plates on the front ends, which inspired the name.
The 227 series trains were delivered from autumn 2014 for test running and driver training before entering revenue service initially on the Sanyo Main Line between Shiraichi and Iwakuni, replacing ageing JNR-era 115 series EMUs. The trains will also displace 115 series EMUs on the Kure Line and Kabe Line, with the entire fleet of 276 vehicles (106 sets) scheduled to be delivered by the end of fiscal 2018.
Hiroshima Area Sets
|Numbering||KuMoHa 227-0||MoHa 226-0||KuMoHa 226-0|
|Numbering||KuMoHa 227-0||KuMoHa 226-0|
Wakayama Area Sets
|Numbering||KuMoHa 227-1000||KuMoHa 226-1000|
- The seating capacity figures above include longitudinal seats in each car.
- The KuMoHa 227 car is fitted with a WPS28E single-arm pantograph.
- The SD sets are equipped with a second de-icing pantograph.
- The KuMoHa 226 car has a universal access toilet.
The passenger saloons use LED lighting, and the trains are equipped with universal access toilets and wheelchair spaces. Passenger accommodation consists of transverse seating with flip-over seat backs, and longitudinal bench seating at the ends of cars. Flip-down seats are also provided next to the doorways.
The first three-car set, numbered A03, was delivered to Hiroshima Depot in September 2014 from the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company factory in Kobe. Sets A01 and A02 were delivered to Hiroshima Depot from Kinki Sharyo in October 2014. The first two car set, numbered S01, was delivered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries in January 2015 together with three-car set A06.
In March 2018, JR West announced, that starting in Spring 2019, it planned to introduce a new version of 227 series trains to Sakurai and Wakayama Lines, as well as part of Kisei Main Line. The planned 56-car fleet (28 sets of 2-car units) would displace all 105 series and 117 series trains on the two lines by Spring 2020. Once the order is complete, the trains would have smart card readers on board, expanding ICOCA acceptance to all JR West service in Nara prefecture and on Wakayama Line.
|Set No.||Manufacturer||Date delivered|
|A01||Kinki Sharyo||7 October 2014|
|A02||Kinki Sharyo||7 October 2014|
|A03||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||2 October 2014|
|A04||Kinki Sharyo||January 2015|
|A05||Kinki Sharyo||January 2015|
|A06||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||January 2015|
|A07||Kinki Sharyo||February 2015|
|A08||Kinki Sharyo||February 2015|
|A09||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||February 2015|
|A16||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||April 2015|
|Set No.||Manufacturer||Date delivered|
|S01||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||January 2015|
|S02||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||February 2015|
|S03||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||April 2015|
|Set No.||Manufacturer||Date delivered|
|SD01||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||September 2018|
|SD02||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||September 2018|
|SD03||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||November 2018|
|SD04||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||November 2018|
|SD05||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||November 2018|
|SD06||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||December 2018|
|SD07||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||December 2018|
|SD08||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||December 2018|
|SR01||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||January 2019|
|SR02||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||January 2019|
|SR03||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||January 2019|
|SR04||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||February 2019|
|SR05||Kawasaki Heavy Industries||February 2019|
- Yamamoto, Koji (15 June 2014). ＪＲ西が三十数年ぶり新型電車 [New trains from JR-West for first time in over 30 years]. Chugoku Shimbun Alpha (in Japanese). Japan: The Chugoku Shimbun. Retrieved 19 June 2014. (registration required)
- "JR西日本、広島地区に227系近郊形直流電車を投入" [JR-West to introduce 227 series DC suburban trains in Hiroshima area]. The Page (in Japanese). Japan: Wordleaf Corporation. 19 June 2014. Archived from the original on 19 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- 平成２７年春のダイヤ改正について [Spring 2015 timetable revision details] (PDF). News release (Press release) (in Japanese). West Japan Railway Company, Hiroshima Division. 19 December 2014. p. 8. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- 和歌山線・桜井線への新型車両導入と車載型IC改札機を使用したICOCAエリア拡大について [New train model introduction to Wakayama and Sakurai Lines, and expanded ICOCA service area with on-board smart card readers] (Press release) (in Japanese). West Japan Railway Company. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- 227系近郊形直流電車 [227 series suburban DC EMU]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). 54 (644): 58–60. December 2014.
- JR西日本 227系に車輌愛称名導入 [JR-West to introduce brand name for 227 series]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
- 227系近郊形直流電車 [227 series suburban DC EMU]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). 55 (647): 61–64. March 2015.
- "227系A03編成が川崎重工から出場" [227 series set A03 delivered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- "227系A01・A02編成が近畿車輌から出場" [227 series sets A01 and A02 delivered from Kinki Sharyo]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- 川崎重工から227系A06編成＋S01編成が出場 [227 series sets A06 and S01 delivered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- JR車両のうごき [JR rolling stock changes]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). 44 (371): 127. March 2015.
- 近畿車輛から227系A04編成＋A05編成が出場 [227 series sets A04 & A05 delivered from Kinki Sharyo]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- 227系A09編成＋S02編成が出場 [227 series sets A09 & S02 delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- 227系A16編成＋S03編成が出場 [227 series sets A16 & S03 delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
- 227系1000番台が報道公開される. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
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- JR-West press release (19 June 2014) (in Japanese)