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107 series

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In service  1988–Present
Replaced  165 series
Number in service  54 vehicles (27 sets)
Manufacturer  JR East
Constructed  1988–1991
107 series

Built at  Ōmiya, Ōi, Ōfuna, Niitsu, Nagano

The 107 series (107系) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated on local services by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan since 1988. They were the first EMUs to be built by JR East following the splitting of the former Japanese National Railways (JNR).



  • 107-0 series: 2-car sets formerly used on Nikko Line services (until March 2013)
  • 107-100 series: 2-car sets used on Ryomo Line, Agatsuma Line, Jōetsu Line, and Shinetsu Line services
  • 107-0 series

    Eight 2-car sets (sets N1 to N8) were allocated to Oyama Depot for use on Nikko Line local services. The units entered service on 1 June 1988, and were originally painted in a livery designed by a Tochigi high school student, featuring large green "N" logos on a cream base. A new "retro" livery of brown and cream was introduced from March 2009, with the last train in original livery running until 17 January 2010. The 107-0 series sets were withdrawn from service on the Nikko Line on 15 March 2013.


    1. KuMoHa 107 (with two pantographs)
    2. KuHa 106 (with toilet)

    107-100 series

    Nineteen 2-car sets (R1 to R19) were delivered to Takasaki Depot between November 1988 and February 1991 for use on Ryomo Line, Agatsuma Line, Jōetsu Line, and Shinetsu Line local services. The livery is all-over cream with green and pink lining. Sets from R6 onwards have no door pocket windows.


    1. KuMoHa 107 (with one pantograph)
    2. KuHa 106 (with toilet)

    Replacement and withdrawal

    The Nikko Line fleet was withdrawn and replaced by four refurbished 4-car 205 series EMUs from the start of the revised timetable on 16 March 2013.


    107 series Wikipedia