The 719 series (719系 719-kei) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1989 by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on services in the Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima, and Akita areas of Japan.
A 719-0 series set in the Sendai area in July 2008
|Manufacturer||Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation|
|Entered service||5 November 1991|
|Number built||108 vehicles (54 sets)|
|Number in service||96 vehicles (48 sets) (as of 1 April 2017)|
|Formation||2-cars per set|
|Depot(s)||Sendai, Yamagata, Akita|
|Line(s) served||Tohoku Main Line, Ōu Main Line, Senzan Line, Banetsu West Line|
|Car body construction||Stainless steel|
|Car length||20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)|
|Width||2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)|
|Floor height||1,180 mm (3 ft 10 in)|
|Doors||3 pairs per side (719-700 series has one pair per side)|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Traction system||Thyristor drive|
|Electric system(s)||20 kV AC (50 Hz)|
|Current collection method||overhead catenary|
|Safety system(s)||ATS-Ps (719-0 series)|
ATS-P (719-5000 series)
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) (719-0 series)|
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (719-5000 series)
- 719-0 series: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow-gauge type based at Sendai and Akita depots
- 719-5000 series: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard-gauge type based at Yamagata Depot
- 719-700 series: FruiTea excursion set converted in 2015 from 719-0 series
The 719-0 series consists of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow-gauge two-car sets based at Sendai Depot for use on the Tohoku Main Line, Senzan Line, and Banetsu West Line, and at Akita Depot for use on the Ou Main Line. 42 sets were built by Tokyu Car Corporation between December 1989 and August 1991. The trains reused some equipment from withdrawn JNR-era EMUs, including the DT32 (motored) and TR69 (trailer) bogies, as well as the pantographs.
Sets H10 and H13 were transferred from Sendai to Akita in March 2017, entering revenue service on Akita area services on 28 July 2017. These sets were reliveried with a pink bodyline stripe to match the 701 series trains already used in the area.
|Numbering||KuHa 718||KuMoHa 719|
The KuMoHa 719 cars have one PS16 lozenge-type pantograph. Sets H10 to H18 have single-arm pantographs. The KuHa 718 cars have a toilet.
The 719-5000 series consists of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard-gauge two-car sets based at Yamagata Depot for use on the Ou Main Line. 12 sets were built between September and October 1991. These entered service from November 1991 on the regauged Ou Main Line, replacing the trains previously formed of 50 series coaches hauled by Class EF71 AC electric locomotives.
|Numbering||KuHa 718-5000||KuMoHa 719-5000|
In 2015, one 719-0 series set, H27, was converted to become the 719-700 series excursion train branded "FruiTea" (フルーティア). This entered service from 25 April 2015, operating on the Banetsu West Line between Koriyama and Aizu-Wakamatsu. The train consists of a cafe car and seating car, with accommodation for 36 passengers.
|Numbering||KuShi 718-701||KuMoHa 719-701|
- Six bar stools are provided.
The first 719-0 series sets were delivered from Tokyu Car in Yokohama in December 1989. The 719-5000 series sets entered service from 5 November 1991 on the re-gauged Ou Main Line between Fukushima and Yamagata. The original pantographs on the 719-5000 series sets were replaced with single-arm pantographs in 2001.
Withdrawals commenced in 2016 with the entry into service of new E721-1000 series EMUs.
|Set No.||Car No.||Manufacturer||Date delivered||Car No.||Manufacturer||Date delivered||Date withdrawn||Notes|
|H1||KuHa 718-1||Tokyu Car||25 December 1989||KuMoHa 719-1||Tokyu Car||25 December 1989|
|H2||KuHa 718-2||Tokyu Car||25 December 1989||KuMoHa 719-2||Tokyu Car||25 December 1989|
|H3||KuHa 718-3||Tokyu Car||25 December 1989||KuMoHa 719-3||Tokyu Car||25 December 1989|
|H4||KuHa 718-4||Tokyu Car||19 January 1990||KuMoHa 719-4||Tokyu Car||19 January 1990|
|H5||KuHa 718-5||Tokyu Car||19 January 1990||KuMoHa 719-5||Tokyu Car||19 January 1990||29 November 2017|
|H6||KuHa 718-6||Tokyu Car||19 January 1990||KuMoHa 719-6||Tokyu Car||19 January 1990|
|H7||KuHa 718-7||Tokyu Car||8 February 1990||KuMoHa 719-7||Tokyu Car||8 February 1990|
|H8||KuHa 718-8||Tokyu Car||8 February 1990||KuMoHa 719-8||Tokyu Car||8 February 1990|
|H9||KuHa 718-9||Tokyu Car||8 February 1990||KuMoHa 719-9||Tokyu Car||8 February 1990|
|H10||KuHa 718-10||Tokyu Car||27 April 1990||KuMoHa 719-10||Tokyu Car||27 April 1990|
|H11||KuHa 718-11||Tokyu Car||26 April 1990||KuMoHa 719-11||Tokyu Car||26 April 1990|
|H12||KuHa 718-12||Tokyu Car||27 April 1990||KuMoHa 719-12||Tokyu Car||27 April 1990|
|H13||KuHa 718-13||Tokyu Car||26 April 1990||KuMoHa 719-13||Tokyu Car||26 April 1990|
|H14||KuHa 718-14||Tokyu Car||27 April 1990||KuMoHa 719-14||Tokyu Car||27 April 1990|
|H15||KuHa 718-15||Tokyu Car||24 May 1990||KuMoHa 719-15||Tokyu Car||24 May 1990|
|H16||KuHa 718-16||Tokyu Car||24 May 1990||KuMoHa 719-16||Tokyu Car||24 May 1990|
|H17||KuHa 718-17||Tokyu Car||25 May 1990||KuMoHa 719-17||Tokyu Car||25 May 1990|
|H18||KuHa 718-18||Tokyu Car||25 May 1990||KuMoHa 719-18||Tokyu Car||25 May 1990|
|H19||KuHa 718-19||Tokyu Car||25 May 1990||KuMoHa 719-19||Tokyu Car||25 May 1990|
|H20||KuHa 718-20||Tokyu Car||13 July 1990||KuMoHa 719-20||Tokyu Car||13 July 1990|
|H21||KuHa 718-21||Tokyu Car||13 July 1990||KuMoHa 719-21||Tokyu Car||13 July 1990||5 November 2016|
|H22||KuHa 718-22||Tokyu Car||13 July 1990||KuMoHa 719-22||Tokyu Car||13 July 1990|
|H23||KuHa 718-23||Tokyu Car||27 July 1990||KuMoHa 719-23||Tokyu Car||27 July 1990||1 March 2017|
|H24||KuHa 718-24||Tokyu Car||27 July 1990||KuMoHa 719-24||Tokyu Car||27 July 1990||20 December 2016|
|H25||KuHa 718-25||Tokyu Car||27 July 1990||KuMoHa 719-25||Tokyu Car||27 July 1990|
|H26||KuHa 718-26||Tokyu Car||13 August 1990||KuMoHa 719-26||Tokyu Car||13 August 1990|
|H27||KuHa 718-27||Tokyu Car||13 August 1990||KuMoHa 719-27||Tokyu Car||13 August 1990||Converted to KuShi 718-701 + KuMoHa 719-701|
|H28||KuHa 718-28||Tokyu Car||13 August 1990||KuMoHa 719-28||Tokyu Car||13 August 1990||21 November 2017|
|H29||KuHa 718-29||Tokyu Car||24 August 1990||KuMoHa 719-29||Tokyu Car||24 August 1990||1 March 2017|
|H30||KuHa 718-30||Tokyu Car||24 August 1990||KuMoHa 719-30||Tokyu Car||24 August 1990|
|H31||KuHa 718-31||Tokyu Car||24 August 1990||KuMoHa 719-31||Tokyu Car||24 August 1990|
|H32||KuHa 718-32||Tokyu Car||29 July 1991||KuMoHa 719-32||Tokyu Car||29 July 1991||27 December 2016|
|H33||KuHa 718-33||Tokyu Car||29 July 1991||KuMoHa 719-33||Tokyu Car||29 July 1991||27 December 2016|
|H34||KuHa 718-34||Tokyu Car||30 July 1991||KuMoHa 719-34||Tokyu Car||30 July 1991|
|H35||KuHa 718-35||Tokyu Car||30 July 1991||KuMoHa 719-35||Tokyu Car||30 July 1991||23 November 2017|
|H36||KuHa 718-36||Tokyu Car||31 July 1991||KuMoHa 719-36||Tokyu Car||31 July 1991|
|H37||KuHa 718-37||Tokyu Car||21 August 1991||KuMoHa 719-37||Tokyu Car||21 August 1991||30 November 2017|
|H38||KuHa 718-38||Tokyu Car||21 August 1991||KuMoHa 719-38||Tokyu Car||21 August 1991|
|H39||KuHa 718-39||Tokyu Car||22 August 1991||KuMoHa 719-39||Tokyu Car||21 August 1991|
|H40||KuHa 718-40||Tokyu Car||30 August 1991||KuMoHa 719-40||Tokyu Car||30 August 1991|
|H41||KuHa 718-41||Tokyu Car||30 August 1991||KuMoHa 719-41||Tokyu Car||30 August 1991|
|H42||KuHa 718-42||Tokyu Car||31 August 1991||KuMoHa 719-42||Tokyu Car||31 August 1991|
|Car No.||Manufacturer||Date delivered||Car No.||Manufacturer||Date delivered|
|KuHa 718-5001||Nippon Sharyo||4 September 1991||KuMoHa 719-5001||Nippon Sharyo||4 September 1991|
|KuHa 718-5002||Nippon Sharyo||5 September 1991||KuMoHa 719-5002||Nippon Sharyo||5 September 1991|
|KuHa 718-5003||Nippon Sharyo||13 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5003||Nippon Sharyo||13 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5004||Nippon Sharyo||13 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5004||Nippon Sharyo||13 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5005||Nippon Sharyo||13 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5005||Nippon Sharyo||13 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5006||Nippon Sharyo||14 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5006||Nippon Sharyo||14 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5007||Nippon Sharyo||14 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5007||Nippon Sharyo||14 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5008||Nippon Sharyo||14 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5008||Nippon Sharyo||14 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5009||Nippon Sharyo||22 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5009||Nippon Sharyo||22 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5010||Nippon Sharyo||22 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5010||Nippon Sharyo||22 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5011||Nippon Sharyo||22 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5011||Nippon Sharyo||22 October 1991|
|KuHa 718-5012||Nippon Sharyo||22 October 1991||KuMoHa 719-5012||Nippon Sharyo||22 October 1991|
|Car No.||Manufacturer||Date converted||Car No.||Manufacturer||Date converted||Notes|
|KuShi 718-701||(Tokyu Car)||6 March 2015||KuMoHa 719-1||(Tokyu Car)||6 March 2015||Converted from KuHa 718-27 + KuMoHa 719-27|
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