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Ashizuri (train)

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Service type  Limited express
Operating speed  120 km/h (75 mph)
Current operator(s)  JR Shikoku
Ashizuri (train)
First service  1961 (Semi express) 1966 (Express) 1990 (Limited express)
Line used  Dosan Line, Nakamura Line, Sukumo Line
Rolling stock  N2000 series, 2000 series DMUs

The Ashizuri (あしずり) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku), which runs from Kōchi to Nakamura and Sukumo.

Contents

The Ashizuri service was introduced on 21 November 1990.

Route

The main stations served by this service are as follows.

Kōchi - Nakamura - Sukumo

Rolling stock

  • 2000 series 2- 3- or 4-car tilting DMUs (from 1993)
  • Past rolling stock

  • KiHa 181 series DMUs (1990 - 1993)
  • KiHa 185 series DMUs (1990 - 1993)
  • History

    Ashizuri services began as a semi express from the former Takamatsu to Kubokawa in Shikoku from 15 April 1961. From 5 March 1966, the name was used for express trains operating. From 21 November 1990, the name was used for limited express trains operating between Kōchi and Nakamura.

    References

    Ashizuri (train) Wikipedia


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