225 series

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225 series
JR West 225-0 Series I1 Special Rapid.jpg
The first 225-0 series unit delivered, January 2019
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo
Replaced 103 series, 113 series, 117 series, 205 series, 221 series
Constructed2010–2012, 2016–2017, 2020–
Entered serviceDecember 2010
Refurbished2012
Number under construction144 vehicles on order [1]
Number built372 vehicles (as of 2017)
Number in service372 vehicles
Formation8/6/4 cars per trainset
Operator(s) JR-West
Depot(s)Aboshi, Hineno, Miyahara
Line(s) served Tokaido Main Line, Sanyo Main Line, Kosei Line, Hokuriku Main Line, Akō Line, Osaka Loop Line, Hanwa Line, Kansai Airport Line, Kisei Main Line, Fukuchiyama Line
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel [2]
Car length19,570 mm (64 ft 2 in) (end cars)
19,500 mm (64 ft 0 in) (intermediate cars)
Width2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)
Floor height1,120 mm (3 ft 8 in)
Doors3 pairs per side
Maximum speed130 km/h (81 mph) (225-0 series)
120 km/h (75 mph) (225-5000/6000 series) [3]
Traction system Variable frequency (2-level IGBT)
Acceleration 2.5 km/h/s (1.55 mph/s) [4]
Deceleration Normal: 4.6 km/h/s (2.86 mph/s) [4]
Emergency: 5.2 km/h/s (3.2 mph/s) [4]
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC Overhead
Current collection method WPS28C single-arm pantograph
Bogies WDT63 (powered), WTR246B/WTR246C (trailer)(225-0/6000 series)
WDT63A (powered), WTR246D/WTR246E (trailer)(225-5000 series)
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes, snow-resistant brake, parking brake
Safety system(s)ATS-SW2, ATS-P3
Dead man's switch (225-5100 series)
Multiple working 221/223 series
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 225 series (225系, 225-kei) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) on suburban services in the "Keihanshin" Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe area since December 2010. [5]

Contents

Design

226 vehicles were ordered, at a cost of approximately 30 billion yen. [6] The trains incorporate increased front-end crash protection with the inclusion of crushable zones. [7]

Variants

The total order of 226 vehicles consists of 110 225-0 series vehicles with a maximum speed of 130 km/h for use on Tokaido Main Line and Sanyo Main Line Special Rapid services and 116 225-5000 series vehicles with a maximum speed of 120 km/h for use on the Hanwa Line. [3] Livery for each is identical to that of the 223 series vehicles on each of these routes.

The first 225-100 series second-batch sets were delivered in early 2016, formed as four- and eight-car units. [8] These were followed by 225-5100 series second-batch sets, also delivered in early 2016, formed as four- and six-car sets. [9]

Operations

225-0/100 series

225-5000/5100 series (4 cars)

225-5100 series (6 cars)

225-6000 series

Formations

225-0 series

8-car sets

Car No.12345678
DesignationM'cM3M'M'M5M'M'Mc
NumberingKuMoHa 224MoHa 225-300MoHa 224MoHa 224MoHa 225-500MoHa 224MoHa 224KuMoHa 225
Capacity126144144144144144144133
Weight41.8 t39.5 t38.6 t38.6 t39.0 t38.6 t38.6 t41.6 t

6-car sets

Car No.123456
DesignationM'cM'MM'M'Mc
NumberingKuMoHa 224MoHa 224MoHa 225MoHa 224MoHa 224KuMoHa 225

4-car sets

Car No.1234
DesignationM'cMM'Mc
NumberingKuMoHa 224MoHa 225MoHa 224KuMoHa 225

Sources: [10] [11]

225-100 series

The 225-100 series sets are formed as eight-car and four-car sets, as follows. [8]

8-car sets

Car No.12345678
NumberingKuMoHa 224-1xxMoHa 225-4xxMoHa 224-1xxMoHa 224-1xxMoHa 225-6xxMoHa 224-1xxMoHa 224-1xxKuMoHa 225-1xx

4-car sets

Car No.1234
NumberingKuMoHa 224-1xxMoHa 225-1xxMoHa 224-1xxKuMoHa 225-1xx

225-5000 series

The 225-5000 series sets are formed as follows. [12]

Car No.1234
DesignationM'cMM'Mc
NumberingKuMoHa 224-5000MoHa 225-5000MoHa 224-5000KuMoHa 225-5000

225-5100 series

A six-car 225-5100 series set in July 2017 Ban He Xian 225Xi 5100Fan Tai .jpg
A six-car 225-5100 series set in July 2017

The 225-5100 series sets are formed as six-car and four-car sets, as follows. [9]

6-car sets

DesignationM'cM'MM'M'Mc
NumberingKuMoHa 224-51xxMoHa 224-51xxMoHa 225-51xxMoHa 224-51xxMoHa 224-51xxKuMoHa 225-51xx

4-car sets

DesignationM'cMM'Mc
NumberingKuMoHa 224-51xxMoHa 225-51xxMoHa 224-51xxKuMoHa 225-51xx

225-6000 series

225-6000 series 6-car sets on Tanbaji Rapid Service in May 2012 JRW 225 series ML02.jpg
225-6000 series 6-car sets on Tanbaji Rapid Service in May 2012

6-car sets

Car No.123456
DesignationM'cM'MM'M'Mc
NumberingKuMoHa 224-6000MoHa 224-6000MoHa 225-6000MoHa 224-6000MoHa 224-6000KuMoHa 225-6000

4-car sets

Car No.1234
DesignationM'cMM'Mc
NumberingKuMoHa 224-6000MoHa 225-6000MoHa 224-6000KuMoHa 225-6000

Source: [13] [14]

Interior

History

The first 225-0 series 8-car train was delivered from Kinki Sharyo on 18 May 2010. [15] The first pair of 225-5000 series 4-car trains was delivered from Kinki Sharyo on 7 September 2010. [12]

Both the 225-0 and 225-5000 series entered revenue service from 1 December 2010. [16]

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