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In service  1965–2003
Formation  4 cars per set
Car body construction  Steel
Number in service  None
Depot(s)  Tamachi, Miyahara
167 series
Operator(s)  JNR (1965-1987) JR East (1987-2003) JR-West (1987-2001)

The 167 series (167系, Hyaku-rokujūshichi-kei) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type introduced in 1965 by Japanese National Railways (JNR), and later operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) until 2003.


The 167 series trains were developed from the earlier 165 series express-type EMU, and were introduced from 1965 for use on school excursion services. They were originally painted in the JNR excursion train livery of yellow No. 5 and red No. 3.

Following the privatization of JNR in 1987, JR East received 35 167 series vehicles, allocated to Tamachi Depot in Tokyo, and JR-West received 16 vehicles, allocated to Miyahara Depot. The JR West fleet was withdrawn by 2001, and the JR East fleet was withdrawn by 2003.

No 167 series vehicles have been preserved.


167 series Wikipedia

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