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Rail - Passenger Train - Electric - Series 289

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Rail - Passenger Train - Electric - Series 289
Name Passenger Train, Electric, Series 289
Region Japan
Category Rail
Type Passenger Train
SubType Electric
Variety Series 289
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Year(s) of Production 2015 - 2018

History: The 289 series (289系 289-kei) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) in Japan on limited express services in the Kyoto and Osaka area since October 2015. The trains were converted from former dual-voltage (1,500 V DC and 20 kV AC) 683-2000 series EMUs formerly used on Shirasagi services and made surplus following the 14 March 2015 timetable revision..

The 289 series trains were initially introduced on 31 October 2015 on Hashidate, Kinosaki, Kounotori (formed as 4- or 4+3-car sets) and on Kuroshio services formed as 6- or 6+3-car sets services, displacing the remaining JNR-era 381 series EMUs. Since the timetable revision on 26 March 2016, the 4- or 4+3-cars sets are used only on Kounotori services. While the trains are similar in appearance and performance characteristics to the 287 series trains, they cannot operate in multiple.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-09-24 10:27:20

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