JR Shikoku 5000 series

The 5000 series (5000系) is a suburban electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) in Shikoku, Japan.

5000 series
A 5000 series on a Marine Liner rapid service in October 2005
In serviceOctober 2003–Present
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries (5000,5200), Tokyu Car Corporation (5100)
Built atKobe, Yokohama
Replaced213 series
Number in service18 vehicles (6 sets)
Formation3 cars per trainset
Fleet numbersM1–M6
Operator(s)JR Shikoku
Line(s) servedSeto-Ōhashi Line
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,100 mm
20,860 mm(5100)
Width2,950 mm
Height3,640 mm
4,070 mm(5100)
Maximum speed130 km/h (80 mph)
Traction systemVariable frequency (IGBT)
Acceleration2.5 km/h/s
Deceleration4.3 km/h/s (5.2km/h/s for emergency brake)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC overhead
Current collection methodOverhead catenary
BogiesS-DT63(powered car,5000), S-TR63(trailer car,5200), S-TR64(trailer car,5100)
Braking system(s)Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s)ATS-SS
Coupling systemShibata-Type
Multiple working223 series
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Seven 2-car sets were introduced in 2003 by JR Shikoku along with the JR West 223-5000 series. 223-2000 series cars were later added to each set, and these were renumbered 5201 to 5207.

The 5100 type bilevel cab cars received the 47th Blue Ribbon Award in 2004.


JR Shikoku

JR West


Trainsets are formed as follows.[1]

Car No.123
Designation TswcTMc
Numbering 510052005000

Car 3 is equipped with one S-PS60 scissors-type pantograph.[1]



The 5000 series sets were all delivered during August 2003, and entered revenue service from the start of the revised timetable on 1 October 2003.[1]


  1. JR電車編成表 2011夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2011]. Japan: JRR. May 2010. p. 202. ISBN 978-4-330-21211-1.

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