E127 series

The E127 series (E127系) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated on local services by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan since 1995, and also by the third-sector railway operator Echigo Tokimeki Railway since March 2015 as the ET127 series. The design is derived from the 209 series commuter EMU.[1]

E127 series
Niigata-based E127 series set V11 at Niigata Station in May 2008
In service1995–Present
ManufacturerJR East, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed1995–1998
Number built50 vehicles (25 sets)
Number in service48 vehicles (24 sets) as of 1 April 2016
Number scrapped2 vehicles (1 set)
Formation2 cars per trainset
Operator(s)
Depot(s)Niigata, Naoetsu, Matsumoto
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Doors3 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction systemMT71 motors (120 kW x 4), GTO-VVVF
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead catenary
Safety system(s)ATS-SN, ATS-P, ATS-Ps
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Variants

Both types use the same bogies as the 701 series EMUs: DT61A motor bogies and TR246A trailer bogies.[1]

Operations

As of 1 April 2017, E127 series train sets are used on the following lines.

Former operations

E127-0 series

Thirteen two-car sets were built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Tokyu Car, and delivered to Niigata Depot in March 1995 (sets V1 to V6) and November 1996 (sets V7 to V13) for use on Echigo Line, Hakushin Line, and Uetsu Main Line local services. They entered service on 8 May 1995.[2]

The sets can be operated as up to six-car formations, and can be used on wanman driver only operation services.[2]

From 14 March 2015, ten E127-0 series sets were transferred to the ownership of the third-sector railway operating company Echigo Tokimeki Railway for use on the newly named Myoko Haneuma Line, and reclassified as ET127 series (see below). Set V3 was withdrawn in October 2014, leaving just two sets, V12 and V13, in the ownership of JR East.[3] These two sets are used mainly on Yahiko Line and Echigo Line services.[3]

Formation

As of 1 April 2016, two two-car sets, V12 and V13, are in operation, based at niigata Depot, formed as shown below, with one motored "Mc" car and one non-powered trailer "Tc" car.[4]

Designation McTc'
Numbering KuMoHa E127-xKuHa E126-x
Weight (t) 33.528.5
Capacity (total) 140138
  • The KuMoHa E127 car has one PS30 cross-arm type pantograph.[3]
  • The KuHa E126 car has a toilet and wheelchair space.[3]

E127-100 series

Twelve two-car sets were built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, JR East (Tsuchizaki Factory), and Tokyu Car, and delivered to Matsumoto Depot in November and December 1998 for use on Ōito Line and Shinonoi Line local services. They entered service on 8 December 1998.[2] The external styling differs from the earlier E127-0 series, resembling the 701 series design.[1] Sets A7 to A12 have a second de-icing pantograph on the KuHa trailer car.[2]

Formation

As of 1 April 2016, twelve two-car sets, A1 to A12, are in operation, based at Matsumoto Depot, and formed as shown below, with one motored "Mc" car and one non-powered trailer "Tc" car, and car 1 at the Matsumoto end.[3]

Car No. 12
Designation McTc'
Numbering KuMoHa E127-1xxKuHa E126-1xx
  • Car 1 has one PS34 single-arm pantograph. (Also on car 2 for sets A7 to A12.)[3]
  • Car 2 has a toilet and wheelchair space.[3]

Interior

ET127 series

From 14 March 2015, ten former JR East E127-0 series sets were transferred to the ownership of the third-sector railway operating company Echigo Tokimeki Railway for use on the newly named Myoko Haneuma Line, and reclassified as ET127 series.[5]

Formation

As of 1 April 2016, ten ET127 series two-car trainsets are operated by Echigo Tokimeki Railway, numbered V1 to V10, and based at Naoetsu Depot, formed as shown below, with one motored "Mc" car and one non-powered trailer "Tc" car.[5]

Designation McTc'
Numbering ET127-xET126-x
Weight (t) 33.528.5
Capacity (total) 140138
  • The ET127 car has one cross-arm type pantograph.[5]

Build histories

The build histories of individual sets are as follows[2]

E127-0 series

Set No.ManufacturerDate deliveredDate withdrawnNotes
V1Kawasaki Heavy Industries25 March 1995Transferred to ETR March 2015
V2Kawasaki Heavy Industries25 March 1995Transferred to ETR March 2015
V3Kawasaki Heavy Industries27 March 199520 October 2014[3]
V4Kawasaki Heavy Industries27 March 1995Transferred to ETR March 2015 (→V3)
V5Kawasaki Heavy Industries29 March 1995Transferred to ETR March 2015 (→V4)
V6Kawasaki Heavy Industries29 March 1995Transferred to ETR March 2015 (→V5)
V7Kawasaki Heavy Industries20 November 1996Transferred to ETR March 2015 (→V6)
V8Kawasaki Heavy Industries20 November 1996Transferred to ETR March 2015 (→V7)
V9Kawasaki Heavy Industries21 November 1996Transferred to ETR March 2015 (→V8)
V10Kawasaki Heavy Industries21 November 1996Transferred to ETR March 2015 (→V9)
V11Kawasaki Heavy Industries22 November 1996Transferred to ETR March 2015 (→V10)
V12Tokyu Car28 November 1996
V13Tokyu Car28 November 1996

E127-100 series

Set No.ManufacturerDate delivered
A1Kawasaki Heavy Industries7 November 1998
A2Kawasaki Heavy Industries7 November 1998
A3Kawasaki Heavy Industries21 November 1998
A4Kawasaki Heavy Industries21 November 1998
A5Kawasaki Heavy Industries24 November 1998
A6Kawasaki Heavy Industries24 November 1998
A7Kawasaki Heavy Industries28 November 1998
A8Kawasaki Heavy Industries28 November 1998
A9JR East (Tsuchizaki)18 November 1998
A10JR East (Tsuchizaki)11 December 1998
A11Tokyu Car16 November 1998
A12Tokyu Car16 November 1998

References

  1. JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 259. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0.
  2. JR電車編成表 2015冬 [JR EMU Formations - Winter 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 21 November 2014. pp. 38, 103. ISBN 978-4-330-51614-1.
  3. JR電車編成表 2015夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 20 May 2015. pp. 38, 357. ISBN 978-4-330-56915-4.
  4. JR電車編成表 2016夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 20 May 2016. pp. 38, 102. ISBN 978-4-330-68216-7.
  5. 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 108. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5.
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