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Shiokaze (train)

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Service type  Limited express
Current operator(s)  JR Shikoku
First service  1972
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Line used  Seto-Ōhashi Line, Yosan Line, Uchiko Line
Rolling stock  8000 series EMU, 2000 series DMU
Operating speed  130 km/h (80 mph) (max.)

The Shiokaze (しおかぜ) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by JR Shikoku which runs from Okayama to Matsuyama and Uwajima.

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Route

The main stations served by this service are as follows.

Okayama - Tadotsu - Imabari - Matsuyama - Uwajima

Rolling stock

  • 8000 series 5-car tilting EMUs (Okayama - Matsuyama services, coupled with Ishizuchi services)
  • 2000 series 3- or 5-car tilting DMUs (Okayama - Uwajima services, coupled with Ishizuchi services)
  • Future rolling stock

  • 8600 series 5-car tilting EMUs
  • Past rolling stock

  • KiHa 181 series DMUs (1972 - 1993)
  • KiHa 185 series DMUs (1986 - 1990)
  • History

  • 1972: Shiokaze services start between Takamatsu and Uwajima and between Takamatsu and Matsuyama.
  • 1986: KiHa 185 series DMUs introduced, and Shiokaze becomes L Tokkyū service.
  • November 1990: 2000 series tilting DMUs introduced.
  • July 1992: 8000 series tilting EMUs introduced.
  • 15 March 2008: All cars made no-smoking.
  • 26 March 2016: 8600 series tilting EMUs to be introduced on four daily round-trip services. 2000 series trains will be withdrawn.
  • References

    Shiokaze (train) Wikipedia


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