Shirasagi (train)

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Shirasagi
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Overview
Service type Limited express
First service25 December 1964
Current operator(s) JR West
Former operator(s) JNR
Route
Start Nagoya
Stops Kanazawa
Service frequency16 return services daily
On-board services
Class(es) Green, standard
Technical
Rolling stock 681 series EMUs
683 series EMUs
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Operating speed130 km/h (80 mph)

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.

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Rolling stock

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-, [1] or 5+3+3-car 683 series EMUs. [2]

History

The Shirasagi service was first introduced on 25 December 1964. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 列車名鑑1995[Train Name Directory 1995]. Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995. p. 126.
  2. 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.