The Shirasagi (しらさぎ) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) since 1964. It runs between Nagoya and Kanazawa. Shirasagi (白鷺) is the Japanese name for the "egret", a white heron.
A 683-8000 series EMU, March 2019
|Service type||Limited express|
|First service||25 December 1964|
|Current operator(s)||JR West|
|Service frequency||16 return services daily|
|Rolling stock||681 series EMUs|
683 series EMUs
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||130 km/h (80 mph)|
Services are normally operated using Kanazawa-based 681 series and 683-8000 series EMUs formed as 6-, 6+3-, or 6+3+3-car formations. Services were originally formed of 7-car 485 series, 489 series and 5-, 5+3-, or 5+3+3-car 683 series EMUs.
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- JR新幹線＆特急列車ファイル [JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File]. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 2008. p. 34. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6.