107 series

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107 series
JR East 107-100 Ryōmō-Line 4 cars.JPG
A pair of 107-100 series sets on the Ryomo in March 2016
In service 1988 – 2017
Manufacturer JR East
Built at Koriyama, Niitsu, Nagano, Omiya, Oi, Ofuna
Replaced 165 series
Constructed 1988–1991
Entered service 1988
Scrapped 2013-
Number built 54 vehicles (27 sets)
Number in service None
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Operator(s) JR East
Depot(s) Oyama, Takasaki
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Car length 20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 100 km/h (60 mph)[1]
Traction system Resistor control
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Safety system(s) ATS-P[2]
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The 107 series (107系) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type that was operated on local services by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan from 1988 to 2017.

Variants[edit]

Design[edit]

The 107 series trains were the first EMUs to be built by JR East following the splitting of the former Japanese National Railways (JNR), and reused components such as bogies and air-conditioning units from withdrawn 165 series EMUs.[3]

107-0 series[edit]

Eight two-car sets (sets N1 to N8) were allocated to Oyama Depot for use on Nikko Line local services,[2] the units entered service on 1 June 1988, and were originally painted in a livery designed by a Tochigi high school student, featuring large green "N" logos on a cream base. A new "retro" livery of brown and cream was introduced from March 2009, with the last train in original livery running until 17 January 2010,[4] the 107-0 series sets were withdrawn from service on the Nikko Line on 15 March 2013.[5]

Formation[edit]

The two-car 107-0 series trainsets, N1 to N8, were formed as follows with one motored car.[2]

Designation Mc Tc'
Numbering KuMoHa 107 KuHa 106
  • The KuMoHa 107 car had two lozenge-type pantographs.[2]
  • The KuHa 106 car had a toilet.[2]

Fleet history[edit]

The build details and fleet histories for the eight 107-0 series sets are as follows.[6]

Set No. Factory Date delivered Date withdrawn
N1 Ofuna 16 May 1988 5 June 2013
N2 Omiya 19 May 1988 5 June 2013
N3 Oi 1 July 1988 29 June 2013
N4 Ofuna 16 August 1988 5 June 2013
N5 Omiya 20 August 1988 29 June 2013
N6 Oi 19 September 1988 29 June 2013
N7 Niitsu 27 October 1988 29 June 2013
N8 Ofuna 30 September 1988 5 June 2013

107-100 series[edit]

Nineteen 2-car sets (R1 to R19) were delivered to Takasaki Depot between November 1988 and February 1991 for use on Ryomo Line, Agatsuma Line, Joetsu Line, and Shinetsu Line local services. The livery is all-over cream with green and pink lining. Sets from R6 onwards have no door pocket windows.[3]

Formation[edit]

The two-car 107-100 series trainsets, R1 to R19, are formed as follows with one motored car.[2]

Designation Mc Tc'
Numbering KuMoHa 107-1xx KuHa 106-1xx
  • The KuMoHa 107 car has one lozenge-type pantograph.[2]
  • The KuHa 106 car has a toilet.[2]

Fleet history[edit]

The build details and fleet histories for the 19 107-100 series sets are as follows.[6]

Set No. Factory Date delivered Date withdrawn Remarks
R1 Ofuna 30 November 1988  
R2 Omiya 30 November 1988 14 July 2016
R3 Oi 1 February 1989 21 April 2017
R4 Omiya 28 February 1989 21 April 2017
R5 Niitsu 23 March 1989 21 April 2017
R6 Omiya 11 September 1989  
R7 Oi 30 September 1989  
R8 Niitsu 20 October 1989  
R9 Nagano 20 October 1989 21 April 2017
R10 Omiya 29 November 1989 22 June 2017
R11 Ofuna 27 December 1989 22 June 2017
R12 Omiya 28 February 1990 14 July 2016
R13 Oi 23 February 1990  
R14 Ofuna 29 March 1990  
R15 Koriyama 6 March 1990  
R16 Omiya 10 September 1990  
R17 Oi 12 November 1990 22 June 2017
R18 Niitsu 26 December 1990 14 July 2016
R19 Omiya 1 March 1991 14 July 2016

Withdrawal and resale[edit]

107-0 series[edit]

The Nikko Line 107-0 series fleet was withdrawn and replaced by four refurbished four-car 205 series EMUs from the start of the revised timetable on 16 March 2013.[5]

107-100 series[edit]

The 107-100 series trainsets were gradually replaced by reformed four-car 211 series EMUs from 2016, and from the start of the 4 March 2017 timetable revision, were removed from use on the Joetsu Line (except for between Takasaki and Shin-Maebashi), Shinetsu main Line, and Agatsuma Line, with one pair of sets remaining in use on the Ryomo Line.[5] By 1 July 2017, eight sets remained on the books, with just two of these, R7 and R8, actually operational,[5] the last remaining sets were withdrawn from service in late September 2017,[7] with a few special runs in early October held to mark their withdrawal;[8] following this, the 107 series was officially withdrawn.

Resale[edit]

Six two-car sets are scheduled to be resold to the Joshin Electric Railway in Gunma Prefecture.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JR全車輌ハンドブック2009 (JR Rolling Stock Handbook 2009). Japan: Neko Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-4-7770-0836-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h JR電車編成表 2009夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2009]. Japan: JRR. June 2009. pp. 38, 59. ISBN 978-4-330-06909-8. 
  3. ^ a b 107系100番台 風前の灯 [107-100 series hanging by a thread]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 677. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. September 2017. p. 76-77. 
  4. ^ 日光線107系0番代 従来デザイン車運行終了 [End of original livery Nikko Line 107-0 series]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 13 January 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d 日光線用107系が営業運転を終了 [Nikko Line 107 series withdrawn from service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Togo, Shibata (November 2017). 機器流用車の現状 [Current state of trains reusing old equipment]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 679. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. p. 69. 
  7. ^ a b 「107系」第3の人生は上信で JR東が有償譲渡へ [107 series to spend third life on Joshin - To be resold by JR East]. Jomo Shinbun News (in Japanese). Japan: Jomo Shinbun. 29 August 2017. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  8. ^ 吾妻線・上越線で団体臨時列車『ありがとう107系』運転 [Special "Thank you 107 series" charter train running on the Agatsuma and Jōetsu Lines]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 2 October 2017. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 

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