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787 series

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In service  July 1992–Present
Replaced  485 series
Number in service  140 vehicles (26 sets)
Manufacturer  Hitachi, Kinki Sharyo
Constructed  1992 - 2002
787 series
Built at  Kudamatsu, Higashiōsaka

The 787 series (787系) is an AC electric multiple unit type operated on limited express services by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) in Japan since July 1992.

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Design

The trains were built jointly by Hitachi and Kinki Sharyo.

7-car sets (BM1–11, BM1–14)

The 7-car sets are formed as follows.

Cars 2 and 7 are each fitted with one PS400K scissors-type pantograph.

6-car sets (BM12, BM115)

The two 6-car sets are formed as follows.

Cars 2 and 6 are each fitted with one PS400K scissors-type pantograph.

4-car sets (BM101–BM111)

The 11 4-car sets are formed as follows.

Car 3 is fitted with one PS400K scissors-type pantograph.

Operations

As of March 2011, the 787 series are used on the following limited express services.

  • Ariake
  • Kirameki
  • Kaiō
  • Kamome
  • Midori
  • Nichirin
  • Hyuga
  • Kirishima
  • Sendai Express
  • From the start of the revised timetable on 12 March 2011, with the completion of the Kyushu Shinkansen, 787 series sets will no longer be used on Relay Tsubame services. The T1 (SaHa 787) cars will be removed from the 7-car sets to form a fleet of 15 6-car sets. These will be used on Kamome services, displacing the earlier 783 series EMUs.

    History

    All cars were made no-smoking from the start of the revised timetable on 18 March 2007.

    References

    787 series Wikipedia


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