JR Shikoku 2700 series

The 2700 series (2700系, 2700-kei) is a two-car tilting diesel multiple unit (DMU) train type on order by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) in Japan, for use on limited express services in Shikoku.

2700 series
A 2700 series set at the JR Shikoku Tadotsu factory in March 2019
In servicesince August 6, 2019
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries
Replaced2000 series
Constructed2018-
Number built16 cars (7 set)
Formation2/3 cars
Capacity134 (3 car sets)
98 seated (2 car sets)
Operator(s)JR Shikoku
Depot(s)Takamatsu, Kōchi
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in)[1]
Width2,786 mm (9 ft 1.7 in)[1]
Height3,445 mm (11 ft 3.6 in)[1]
Floor height1,105 mm (3 ft 7.5 in)
Doors2 per side
Maximum speed130 km/h (80 mph)
Prime mover(s)SA6D140HE-2 diesel motor
Power output2 x 331 kW (445 hp) per car
BogiesS-DT70
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Design

The design is based on the 2600 series[2] and features a red, gold, and green color scheme, described as "Neo Japonism".[3]

Formation

Each set consists of two cars, and is formed as follows.[4]

Designation McMc'
Numbering 27002750
Capacity 4652
Weight (t) 46.846.9

Interior

The interior features reclining seats with power sockets, a wheelchair space and an accessible toilet.[3] LED lighting is used in order to reduce power consumption.[2]

Technical specifications

The trains have stainless-steel car bodies,[3] and are powered by two SA6D140HE-2 diesel motors.[4] Instead of the pneumatic-spring suspensions of the 2600 series, the 2700 series use pneumatic pendular suspensions, allowing active tilt up to 5°.[3]

History

40 cars were ordered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries as a replacement for ageing 2000 series Trans-Shikoku Express units.[3] The first set was unveiled on January 23, 2019.[4] Entry into revenue service was scheduled for the fall of 2019.[5] The trains entered service on August 6, 2019.[6]

See also

References

  1. "新型特急気動車「2700系」の営業運転について" [About commercial operation of the new express train "2700 series"] (PDF). jr-shikoku.co.jp (in Japanese). Shikoku Railway Company. July 29, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 16, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. Kamishin, Daisuke (November 26, 2018). "JR四国2700系、特急形気動車の新型車両が完成へ - 緑のライン入る" [JR Shikoku 2700 series, new limited express train type diesel car to completion - entering sevice on green line]. news.mynavi.jp (in Japanese). Mynavi Corporation. Archived from the original on April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  3. "Series 2700s to refresh Shikoku express services". railwaygazette.com. Railway Gazette. January 28, 2019. Archived from the original on April 26, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  4. Fukuoka, Makoto (January 23, 2019). "JR四国の新型ディーゼル特急車両「2700系」お披露目" [JR Shikoku's new diesel limited express "2700 series" unveiled]. Tetsudo Shimbun (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 26, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  5. "JR四国2700系が公開される" [JR Shikoku 2700 series released]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. January 23, 2019. Archived from the original on April 26, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  6. Kamishin, Daisuke (August 8, 2019). "JR四国2700系、新型車両「うずしお」でデビュー - 高松駅で出発式" [JR Shikoku 2700 series, debut with new model "Uzushio" - Departure ceremony at Takamatsu Station]. news.mynavi.jp (in Japanese). Mynavi Corporation. Archived from the original on September 19, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.


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