207 series (JR West)

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207 series
Series207-1000-S52.jpg
207-1000 series set S52 in revised livery, February 2021
ManufacturerJR-West Gotō Works, JR-West Takatori Works, Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo
Replaced 101 series, 103 series, 223-6000 series
Constructed1991–2003
Entered service1991
Refurbished2014–
Number built484 vehicles
Number in service477 vehicles
Number scrapped7 vehicles (set Z16 and S18, accident damage)
Formation3/4 and 7 (Pre-series set) cars per trainset
Fleet numbersF1 (Prototype), Z1–Z15, Z17–Z23, H1–H16, T1–T30, S1–S67
Operator(s) JR-West
Depot(s)Aboshi
Line(s) served Tōkaidō Main Line, Sanyo Main Line, Kosei Line, Fukuchiyama Line, JR Tōzai Line, Katamachi Line, Osaka Higashi Line, Yamatoji Line, Wadamisaki Line
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Traction system Variable frequency
Thyristor chopper + 3-step Power Transistor (Also Known As: Ptr-VVVF) (207-0 series)
3-level GTO (207–1000 series)
3-level IGBT (207-2000 series)
SiC-MOSFET (207-0 series refurbished set)
Acceleration 2.7 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.5 km/h/s (4.2 km/h/s for emergency brake)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method WPS22A scissors-type pantograph
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes, snow-resistant brake
Safety system(s) ATS-SW, ATS-P
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 207 series (207系, 207-kei) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) commuter train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) in the Kansai Region of Japan since 1991.

Contents

This EMU was introduced in 1991 to replace ageing 101 series and 103 series EMUs operating on the Fukuchiyama Line and the Katamachi Line.

This train bears no relation to the 207 series built by JNR and operated by JR East until 2009. [1]

Manufacture

The trains were built jointly by Hitachi, JR-West (Goto Factory), Kinki Sharyo, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries. [2]

Variants

207 series in original livery, October 2005. This livery was changed after the Amagasaki derailment. JR-W 207series(old).JPG
207 series in original livery, October 2005. This livery was changed after the Amagasaki derailment.
The first refurbished set, Z22, September 2021 Series207-0R-Z22-LED (2021-09-13).jpg
The first refurbished set, Z22, September 2021

Operations

Formations

207-0 series

7-car set (Pre-series set)

Car No.1234567
DesignationT'cM1TTM2M1Tc
NumberingKuHa 206MoHa 207SaHa 207Saha 207MoHa 206MoHa 207KuHa 207

4-car sets

Car No.4567
DesignationT'cM2M1Tc
NumberingKuHa 206MoHa 206MoHa 207KuHa 207
DesignationT'cM2M1Tc
NumberingKuHa 206MoHa 207-1500MoHa 207–500KuHa 207

207–1000, 207–2000 series

4-car sets

Car No.4567
DesignationT'cMT1Mc
NumberingKuHa 206–1000MoHa 207–1000SaHa 207-1100KuMoHa 207–1000
DesignationT'cMTMc
NumberingKuHa 206–1000MoHa 207–1000SaHa 207–1000KuMoHa 207–1000
DesignationT'cMTMc
NumberingKuHa 206-2000MoHa 207-2000SaHa 207-2000KuMoHa 207-2000

3-car sets

Car No.123
DesignationT'cTMc
NumberingKuHa 206–1000SaHa 207–1000KuMoHa 207–1000
DesignationT'cTMc
NumberingKuHa 206-2000SaHa 207-2000KuMoHa 207-2000

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References

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