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815 series

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In service  September 1999–Present
Family name  Hitachi A-train
Number built  52 vehicles (26 sets)
Manufacturer  Hitachi, JR Kyushu
Constructed  1999
815 series
Replaced  423 series, 457 series, 475 series

The 815 series is an AC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated on local services by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) in Japan since 1999.

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Design

The 815 series was the first aluminium-alloy EMU to be ordered by JR Kyushu, and was designed to be lighter than the earlier 813 series design. The trains were introduced on wanman driver only operation services, replacing ageing 423, 457, and 475 series rolling stock.

History

A total of 26 2-car sets (52 cars) were delivered to Kumamoto and Ōita depots between May and October 1999.

Kumamoto set N015 was renumbered N027 in February 2000.

Formation

The KuMoHa 815 car is fitted with a PS401K single-arm pantograph.

Interior

Seating is longitudinal throughout. The KuMoHa 815 car has a toilet, and the KuHa 814 car is fitted with a wheelchair space.

References

815 series Wikipedia


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