3-car sets in "new Nagano livery" at Takao Station, March 2006
|Refurbishment||1998– (for selected trains)|
|Car body construction||Steel|
|Doors||3 pairs per side
2 pairs per side (115-3000 series)
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Traction system||Resistor control|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC overhead|
|Braking system(s)||Dynamic braking|
|Safety system(s)||ATS-S, ATS-P|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The 115 series (115系?) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type developed by Japanese National Railways (JNR) and now operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), West Japan Railway Company (JR West), and the Shinano Railway.
Following information was current as at mid-2009.
Currently used on the Agatsuma Line, Chūō Main Line (East Line), Hakushin Line, Jōetsu Line, Musashino Line, Ōito Line, Ryōmō Line, Shinetsu Main Line, Shinonoi Line, Yahiko Line, and the Echigo Line. 115 series trains were also previously used on the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Takasaki Line, and Utsunomiya Line.
Used on the Shinano Railway Line.
Air-conditioned version introduced from 1973.
Introduced from 1978 with increased seat pitch and improved cold-weather performance.
Hiroshima,Shimonoseki and Shizuoka areas version introduced in 1978. Specifications based on 115-1000 series.
Two-door version introduced from November 1982 to replace 153 series EMUs on "Rapid" services in the Shimonoseki area.
Former 117 series MoHa 117 and MoHa 116 two-door cars converted from May 1992 for use in the Okayama and Hiroshima areas.
JR West 2-car sets converted in 1999 by building new cabs at one end of former MoHa (non-driving motor) cars.
Shinshū livery (Takasaki Station)
(Old) Niigata livery (Takasaki Station)
Second Niigata livery (Naoetsu Station)
New Niigata livery (Higashi-Niigata Station)
Yahiko Line livery (Niigata Station)
JRW 115kei C hensei.jpg
JRW EC 115 series D28.jpg
JR West refurbished livery (115-1600 series)
Hiroshima refurbished livery (115-3000 series)
JRW EC 115 series shimonoseki N5.jpg
Okayama and Hiroshima area livery (115-3000 series)
(Old) Fukuchiyama Line livery
JRW 115kei C43 hensei.jpg
New Fukuchiyama Line livery
Shinano Railway livery
- "115系電車のプロフィール (Profile of the 115 series EMU)". The Railway Pictorial. Japan. 59 (820): 10–32. July 2009. ISSN 0040-4047.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- JR全車輌ハンドブック2009. Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. Unknown parameter
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- JR East 115 series (Japanese)