JR Shikoku 1000 series

The 1000 series (1000形) is a single-car diesel multiple unit (DMU) train type operated on local regional services by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) in Japan since 1990.[1]

1000 series
Car number 1001, July 2008
In service1990–Present
ManufacturerNiigata Transys
Number built56 vehicles
Number in service38 vehicles
FormationSingle car
Capacity151 (70 seated)
Operator(s)JR Shikoku
Depot(s)Kōchi, Tokushima
Line(s) servedKōtoku Line, Tokushima Line, Mugi Line, Dosan Line
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in)
Width2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height3,825 mm (12 ft 6.6 in)
DoorsThree per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Weight31.5 t
Prime mover(s)SA6D125-H (x1)
Power output400 hp (at 2,100 rpm)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)


The 1000 series trains are used on the following JR Shikoku lines.[2]

Build details and variants

A total of 56 1000 series cars were built by Niigata Transys between 1990 and 1997, delivered in four batches as shown below.[3]

BatchVehicle numbersBuild date


Passenger accommodation consists of a mixture of longitudinal bench seating on one side and transverse seating bays on the opposite side.[3] Toilets have been retro-fitted to a number of cars since February 2001.[3]


In 2008, 18 1000 series cars were modified to make them compatible with newly delivered 1500 series DMU cars, and were reclassified as 1200 series.[3]


  1. JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 487. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0.
  2. Haraguchi, Takayuki (2009). Encyclopedia of JR's Railway Cars: JR全車輌. Japan: Sekai Bunka. p. 140. ISBN 978-4-418-09905-4.
  3. Nishiwaki, Kōji (September 2010). "JR各社の新世代気動車の現況 JR四国1000形" [The Current Situation of JR Group Modern DMUs: JR Shikoku 1000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 50 no. 593. Japan: Kōyūsha. pp. 97–101.

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