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E127 series

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In service  1995–Present
Number built  50 vehicles (25 sets)
Constructed  1995–1998
Number scrapped  2 vehicles (1 set)
E127 series
Manufacturer  JR East, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Tokyu Car Corporation
Number in service  48 vehicles (24 sets) as of 1 April 2016

The E127 series (E127系) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated on local services by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan since 1995, and also by the third-sector railway operator Echigo Tokimeki Railway since March 2015 as the ET127 series. The design is derived from the 209 series commuter EMU.

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Variants

  • E127-0 series: 13 x 2-car sets built for the Niigata area (originally used on Echigo Line, Hakushin Line, Uetsu Main Line)
  • E127-100 series: 12 x 2-car sets for Matsumoto area (Oito Line, Shinonoi Line)
  • ET127 series: 10 x former E127-0 series 2-car sets operated by Echigo Tokimeki Railway (ETR) since March 2015
  • Both types use the same bogies as the 701 series EMUs: DT61A motor bogies and TR246A trailer bogies.

    Operations

    As of 1 April 2016, E127 series train sets are used on the following lines.

  • E127-0 series
  • Yahiko Line
  • Echigo Line (Yoshida – Niigata)
  • E127-100 series
  • Oito Line (Matsumoto – Minami-Otari)
  • Shinetsu Main Line/Shinonoi Line (Nagano – Shiojiri)
  • Chuo Main Line (Shiojiri – Kobuchizawa, Shiojiri – Tatsuno – Okaya)
  • ET127 series
  • Myoko Haneuma Line
  • Shinetsu Main Line (Naoetsu – Nagaoka)
  • E127-0 series

    Thirteen two-car sets were built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Tokyu Car, and delivered to Niigata Depot in March 1995 (sets V1 to V6) and November 1996 (sets V7 to V13) for use on Echigo Line, Hakushin Line, and Uetsu Main Line local services. They entered service on 8 May 1995.

    The sets can be operated as up to six-car formations, and can be used on wanman driver only operation services.

    From 14 March 2015, ten E127-0 series sets were transferred to the ownership of the third-sector railway operating company Echigo Tokimeki Railway for use on the newly named Myoko Haneuma Line, and reclassified as ET127 series (see below). Set V3 was withdrawn in October 2014, leaving just two sets, V12 and V13, in the ownership of JR East. These two sets are used mainly on Yahiko Line and Echigo Line services.

    Formation

    As of 1 April 2016, two two-car sets, V12 and V13, are in operation, based at niigata Depot, formed as shown below, with one motored "Mc" car and one non-powered trailer "Tc" car.

  • The KuMoHa E127 car has one PS30 cross-arm type pantograph.
  • The KuHa E126 car has a toilet and wheelchair space.
  • E127-100 series

    Twelve two-car sets were built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, JR East (Tsuchizaki Factory), and Tokyu Car, and delivered to Matsumoto Depot in November and December 1998 for use on Ōito Line and Shinonoi Line local services. They entered service on 8 December 1998. The external styling differs from the earlier E127-0 series, resembling the 701 series design. Sets A7 to A12 have a second de-icing pantograph on the KuHa trailer car.

    Formation

    As of 1 April 2016, twelve two-car sets, A1 to A12, are in operation, based at Matsumoto Depot, and formed as shown below, with one motored "Mc" car and one non-powered trailer "Tc" car, and car 1 at the Matsumoto end.

  • Car 1 has one PS34 single-arm pantograph. (Also on car 2 for sets A7 to A12.)
  • Car 2 has a toilet and wheelchair space.
  • ET127 series

    From 14 March 2015, ten former JR East E127-0 series sets were transferred to the ownership of the third-sector railway operating company Echigo Tokimeki Railway for use on the newly named Myoko Haneuma Line, and reclassified as ET127 series.

    Formation

    As of 1 April 2016, ten ET127 series two-car trainsets are operated by Echigo Tokimeki Railway, numbered V1 to V10, and based at Naoetsu Depot, formed as shown below, with one motored "Mc" car and one non-powered trailer "Tc" car.

  • The ET127 car has one cross-arm type pantograph.
  • Build histories

    The build histories of individual sets are as follows

    References

    E127 series Wikipedia


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