281 series

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281 series
JR West 281 Haruka.jpg
A 281 series train
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo
Family nameHaruka
Constructed1994–1995
Entered service4 September 1994
Number built63 vehicles
Number in service63 vehicles
Formation6/3 cars per trainset
Fleet numbersHA601 – HA609, HA631 – HA633
Capacity258
Operator(s) JR-West
Depot(s)Hineno
Line(s) served Tokaido Main Line, Osaka Loop Line, Hanwa Line, Kansai Airport Line
Specifications
Car body constructionSteel
Car length20,740 mm (68 ft 1 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in) (intermediate cars)
Width2,920 mm (9 ft 7 in)
Height3,550 mm (11 ft 8 in)
Maximum speed130 km/h (80 mph)
Traction system Variable frequency (3-level GTO)
Acceleration 1.8 km/(h⋅s) (1.1 mph/s)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC overhead
Current collection method WPS27D scissors-type pantograph
Bogies WDT55 (motored)
WTR239 (trailer)
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes, snow-resistant brake
Safety system(s) ATS-P, ATS-SW
Multiple working 271 series
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 281 series (281系, 281-kei) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West). It was introduced on September 4, 1994, for passengers travelling to/from Kansai International Airport. Provisions are made for luggage racks and dedicated luggage room.

Contents

Design

Built jointly by Kinki Sharyo and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, [1] the trains are used on the Haruka limited express service via the Kansai Airport Line in three- or six-car formations.

Formations

Sets are based at Hineno Depot, and are formed as shown below. [2]

6-car sets

Car No.123456
DesignationTscMTT1MTc
NumberingKuRo 280MoHa 281SaHa 281SaHa 281-100MoHa 281KuHa 281

3-car sets

Car No.789
DesignationTcT1Mc
NumberingKuHa 280SaHa 281-100KuMoHa 281

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References

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