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225 Series

225 series
The first 225-0 series unit delivered, May 2010
In service December 2010–
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo
Replaced 103 series, 113 series, 117 series, 205 series, 221 series
Constructed 2010–
Number under construction 16 vehicles on order[1]
Number in service 226 vehicles
Formation 8/6/4 cars per trainset
Operator(s) JR West
Depot(s) Aboshi, Hineno, Miyahara
Line(s) served Tokaido Main Line, Sanyo Main Line, Kosei Line, Hokuriku Main Line, Akō Line, Osaka Loop Line, Hanwa Line, Kansai Airport Line, Kisei Main Line, Fukuchiyama Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel[2]
Car length 19,570 mm (64 ft 2 in) (end cars)
19,500 mm (64 ft 0 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)
Floor height 1,120 mm (3 ft 8 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 130 km/h (81 mph) (225-0 series)
120 km/h (75 mph) (225-5000/6000 series)[3]
Traction system Variable frequency (2-level IGBT)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC Overhead
Current collection method WPS28C single-arm pantograph
Bogies WDT63 (powered), WTR246B/WTR246C (trailer)(225-0/6000 series)
WDT63A (powered), WTR246D/WTR246E (trailer)(225-5000 series)
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes, snow-resistant brake, parking brake
Safety system(s) ATS-SW2, ATS-P3
Multiple working 221/223 series
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 225 series (225系) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) on suburban services in the "Keihanshin" Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe area since December 2010.[4]

Design

226 vehicles were ordered, at a cost of approximately 30 billion yen.[5] The trains incorporate increased front-end crash protection with the inclusion of crushable zones.[6]

Variants

The total order of 226 vehicles consists of 110 225-0 series vehicles with a maximum speed of 130 km/h for use on Tokaido Main Line and Sanyo Main Line Special Rapid services and 116 225-5000 series vehicles with a maximum speed of 120 km/h for use on the Hanwa Line.[3] Livery for each is identical to that of the 223 series vehicles on each of these routes.

Operations

JR West

225-0 series

225-5000 series

225-6000 series

JR Central

225-0 series

  • Tokaido Main Line (Maibara - Ōgaki)

Formations

225-0 series

8-car sets

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation M'c M3 M' M' M5 M' M' Mc
Numbering KuMoHa 224 MoHa 225-300 MoHa 224 MoHa 224 MoHa 225-500 MoHa 224 MoHa 224 KuMoHa 225
Capacity 126 144 144 144 144 144 144 133
Weight 41.8 t 39.5 t 38.6 t 38.6 t 39.0 t 38.6 t 38.6 t 41.6 t

6-car sets

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation M'c M' M M' M' Mc
Numbering KuMoHa 224 MoHa 224 MoHa 225 MoHa 224 MoHa 224 KuMoHa 225

4-car sets

Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation M'c M M' Mc
Numbering KuMoHa 224 MoHa 225 MoHa 224 KuMoHa 225

Sources: [7][8]

225-5000 series

A pair of 225-5000 series 4-car sets undergoing test running, October 2010
Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation M'c M M' Mc
Numbering KuMoHa 224-5000 MoHa 225-5000 MoHa 224-5000 KuMoHa 225-5000

Source: [9]

225-6000 series

225-6000 series 6-car sets on Tanbaji Rapid Service, March 2012

6-car sets

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation M'c M' M M' M' Mc
Numbering KuMoHa 224-6000 MoHa 224-6000 MoHa 225-6000 MoHa 224-6000 MoHa 224-6000 KuMoHa 225-6000

4-car sets

Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation M'c M M' Mc
Numbering KuMoHa 224-6000 MoHa 225-6000 MoHa 224-6000 KuMoHa 225-6000

Source: [10][11]

Interior

History

The first 225-0 series 8-car train was delivered from Kinki Sharyo on 18 May 2010.[12] The first pair of 225-5000 series 4-car trains was delivered from Kinki Sharyo on 7 September 2010.[9]

Both the 225-0 and 225-5000 series entered revenue service from 1 December 2010.[13]

References

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External links

  • JR West CEO's September 2009 report announcing 225 series order (Japanese)
  • JR West news release announcing completion of first set (18 May 2010) (Japanese)
  • Kinki Sharyo 225 series information (Japanese)
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