Monju (train)

The Monju (文殊) was a limited express train service operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Japan from 1996 until March 2011. It operated between Shin-Osaka and Amanohashidate via the Fukuchiyama Line and Kitakinki Tango Railway, and was one of the services that made up JR West's "Big X Network".

Monju
183 series EMU on a Monju service at Amanohashidate Station, August 2009
Overview
Service typeLimited express
First service1996
Last service2011
Current operator(s)JR West
Route
Line(s) usedFukuchiyama Line, Kitakinki Tango Railway
Technical
Rolling stock183 series
Operating speed120 km/h (75 mph) (max.)

Service pattern

As of December 2010, there was one return Monju service daily between Shin-Osaka and Amanohashidate, stopping at the following stations.[1]

Shin-Osaka - Osaka - Amagasaki - Takarazuka - Sanda - Sasayamaguchi - Kaibara - Fukuchiyama - Ōe - Miyazu - Amanohashidate

Rolling stock

This service was operated with 4-car 183 series electric multiple unit trains based at Fukuchiyama Depot.[2] Green (first class) car accommodation was provided in car 1.[1]

History

The Maizuru service was introduced in March 1996.

From 18 March 2007, all cars were made non-smoking.[3]

Maizuru services were discontinued from the start of the 12 March 2011 timetable revision.[4]

References

  1. JR Timetable, December 2010 issue, p.123
  2. JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル [JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File]. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 2008. p. 42. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6.
  3. JR電車編成表 2010夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2010]. Japan: JRR. May 2010. p. 183. ISBN 978-4-330-14310-1.
  4. "JR West March 2011 revised timetable details" (PDF) (in Japanese). West Japan Railway Company. 17 December 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2010.

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