283 series

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283 series
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A 283 series train
Manufacturer Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Nippon Sharyo
Family nameOcean Arrow
Constructed1996
Entered service31 July 1996
Number built18 vehicles (4 sets)
Number in service18 vehicles
Formation3/6 cars per trainset
Fleet numbersHB601HB602, HB631HB632
Operator(s)JR-West
Depot(s)Hineno
Line(s) served Tokaido Main Line, Osaka Loop Line, Hanwa Line, Kisei Main Line
Specifications
Car body constructionSteel
Car length21,300 mm (69 ft 11 in) (panoramic end cars)
20,850 mm (68 ft 5 in) (Gangwayed end cars)
20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in) (intermediate cars)
Width2,850 mm (9 ft 4 in)
Height3,390 mm (11 ft 1 in)
Maximum speed130 km/h (80 mph)
Traction system Variable frequency (3-level IGBT)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC overhead
Current collection method WPS28 single-arm pantograph
Bogies WDT57 (powered), WTR241 (trailer)
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s) ATS-P, ATS-SW
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 283 series (283系, 283-kei) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) on limited express services on the Kinokuni Line (Kisei Main Line) in Japan.

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Design

Built jointly by Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Nippon Sharyo, [1] two six-car and two three-car sets were built, and introduced on 31 July 1996 [2] to improve travel times on the Kuroshio limited-express service.

Formations

3-car sets

Car No.789
DesignationTc'5MTc5
NumberingKuHa 282-501MoHa 283-3KuHa 283-503
DesignationTc'7M2Tsc
NumberingKuHa 282-701MoHa 283-201KuRo 283-1

6-car sets

The six-car sets are formed as follows. [3]

Car No.123456
DesignationTsc'TM3T2MTc5
NumberingKuRo 282SaHa 283MoHa 283-300SaHa 283-200MoHa 283KuHa 283-500
Weight (t)35.533.439.634.639.236.2
Seating capacity306864467260

Cars 3 and 5 each have one single-arm pantograph. [3]

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References

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  2. "【今日は何の日?】海と太陽が大好きな283系「オーシャンアロー」デビュー". trafficnews.jp (in Japanese). Mediavague Co., ltd. 31 July 2021. Archived from the original on 31 July 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  3. 1 2 日本と世界の鉄道カタログ'97~'98[Japan and World Railway Catalogue 1997-1998] (in Japanese). Japan: Seibido Publishing. 17 August 1997. p. 22–27. ISBN   978-4-415-09254-6.