E2 Series Shinkansen


E2 Series Shinkansen

Infobox EMU
name = E2 Series Shinkansen



imagesize = 240px
caption = E2 series Shinkansen at Ōmiya Station, December 2003
InService = 1997 - Present
Manufacturer = Hitachi, Kawasaki HI, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car
Family =
Built = 442 vehicles (47 sets)
Refurbishment =
Formation = 8/10 cars per trainset
Operator = JR East
Depots = Sendai, Nagano
LinesServed = Tōhoku Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen
CarBody = Aluminium
CarLength = 25,000 mm (intermediate cars), 25,700 mm (end cars)
CarWidth = 3,380 mm
CarHeight =
MaxSpeed = 275 km/h (Tōhoku Shinkansen), 260 km/h (Nagano Shinkansen)
Weight =
Capacity = 10-car J set "Hayate" (E2-1000)
815 (51 Green + 764 Standard)
8-car N set "Asama""
630 (51 Green + 579 Standard)
Acceleration =
Deceleration =
Traction = (AC) MT205 (24 x 300 kW per 8-car train, 32 x 300 kW per 10-car train)
Power = 7.2 MW (for 8-car train), 9.6 MW (for 10-car train)
Gauge = 1,435 mm
Voltage = 25 kV AC, 50/60 Hz overhead
Brakes =
SafetySystem = DS-ATC

The E2 Series Shinkansen are new trains built between 1995 and 2005 for Japan's Jōetsu, Tōhoku and Nagano Shinkansen high-speed dedicated rail lines. They are formed in 8- or 10-car sets, and the 10-car sets can be coupled to E3 Series Shinkansen Komachi sets using couplers hidden behind sliding nose doors. The 8-car sets are used on the Nagano Shinkansen, and the 10-car sets on Tōhoku Shinkansen services.

Their maximum speed is 275 km/h (170 mph), and 260 km/h (163 mph) on the Nagano Shinkansen.

An E2-1000 Series train (J56) broke the Japanese rail speed record for a production train (i.e. not a dedicated test train) in April 2003 when it reached a speed of 362 km/h during a series of late-night high-speed test runs between Urasa and Niigata on the Jōetsu Shinkansen.

Fleet

As of 2007, there are 47 E2 series sets (14 N sets and 33 J sets) in service.

Exports

China ordered a number of 250 km/h (153 mph) trains based on the E2-1000 Series design, renamed it as CRH2, becoming the second Shinkansen train exported apart from the 700T series for Taiwan. These CRH2 trains consist of total 60 sets, the first 3 sets (2001-2003) were built in Japan, the next 6 sets were delivered in complete knock down (CKD) form and assembled by CSR Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock, the rest 51 sets were built by Sifang through technology transfer from Japan. The first train arrived at Qingdao port on March 82006.

External links

* [http://www.jreast.co.jp/train/shinkan/e2.html E2 Series "Hayate/Yamabiko/Nasuno/Asama"] ja icon


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