JR Shikoku 7000 series

The 7000 series (7000系) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku) in Shikoku, Japan, since November 1990.[1]

7000 series
7000 series on a Sunport “Nampu” relay rapid service, May 2009
In serviceNovember 1990–
Number built36 vehicles
Number in service36 vehicles
Formation1-3 cars per trainset
Operator(s)JR Shikoku
Depot(s)Takamatsu, Matsuyama
Line(s) servedDosan Line, Yosan Line
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length21,300 mm (69 ft 11 in)
Width2,870 mm (9 ft 5 in)
Height3,570 mm (11 ft 9 in)
Doors3 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction systemS-MT58 x 4 (Variable frequency)
Power output480 kW per car (7000 series)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead catenary
BogiesS-DT58 (7000 series)
S-TR58 (7100 series)
Safety system(s)ATS-SS
Coupling systemShibata-type
Multiple workingJR Shikoku 6000 series
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)


The sets are based at Takamatsu and Matsuyama depots, and operate on the Yosan Line and Dosan Line.[2] The 7000 series can operate as single-car sets, but the 7100 subseries is single-ended, and must be operated coupled with another 7000 series unit.[3] The sets are designed for use on wanman driver only operation services.[2]


As of 1 April 2012, the fleet consists of 25 7000 series motored cars and 11 7100 series trailer cars.[2]

Designation cMcTc
Numbering 70007100
Capacity (Total/seated) 149/64154/69
Weight (t) 38.026.0

The "cMc" (7000 series) cars are fitted with one S-PS58 lozenge-type pantograph. The "Tc" (7100 series) trailer cars have no pantographs and can not operate alone.[2]


Seating accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating on one side and transverse seating on the other side of each car, in a similar style to the JR Shikoku 1000 series diesel units.[3]


The bogies use a bolsterless design based on the standard 205 series EMU bogies, designated S-DT58 for the motored 7000 series cars, and S-TR58 for the trailer 7100 series cars.[3]


The 7000 series trains were first introduced from 21 November 1990.[2]


  1. Haraguchi, Takayuki (2009). Encyclopedia of JR's Railway Cars: JR全車輌. Japan: Sekai Bunka. p. 86. ISBN 978-4-418-09905-4.
  2. JR電車編成表 2012夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2012]. Japan: JRR. May 2012. p. 205. ISBN 978-4-330-28612-9.
  3. JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 [JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009]. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. p. 296. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0.

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