500 Series Shinkansen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
500 series
JRW-500-nozomi.jpg
16-car 500 series on Nozomi service, May 2008
In service 1997–present
Manufacturer Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo
Replaced 0 series
Constructed 1995–1998
Refurbishment 2008-2010
Number built 144 vehicles (9 sets)
Number in service 64 vehicles (8 sets)[1]
Number scrapped 70 vehicles[1]
Formation 8 (formerly 16) cars per trainset
Capacity 16-car W set: 1,324 (200 Green + 1,124 Standard)
8-car V set: 608
Operator JR West
Depot(s) Hakata[2]
Line(s) served Sanyō Shinkansen, Hakata-Minami Line
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium alloy
Car length 25,000 mm (82 ft 0 in) (intermediate cars), 27,000 mm (88 ft 7 in) (end cars)
Width 3,380 mm (11 ft 1 in)
Height 3,690 mm (12 ft 1 in)
Maximum speed W set: 300 km/h (186 mph) (Sanyō)
V set: 285 km/h (177 mph)
Design speed: 320 km/h (199 mph)
Acceleration

1.6 km/h/s [3]


1.92 km/h/s (High acceleration mode)[3]
Deceleration 2.7 km/h/s
Traction system (AC) WMT204 64 x 285 kW (382 hp) (set W1)/275 kW (369 hp) (set W2 onward)[4]
Current collection method W set: "T"-style current collector
V set: Pantograph
Safety system(s) ATC-1, ATC-NS
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)

The 500 Series Shinkansen is a high-speed train in Japan. They run on the Shinkansen lines. They were retired from the primary Nozomi service in 2010. They now run the all-stations Kodama service between Shin-Osaka and Hakata.

All 500 Series have 16 cars. Each train cost about 5 billion yen. Only nine were built.

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 JR電車編成表 2012夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2012]. Japan: JRR. May 2012. p. 132. ISBN 978-4-330-28612-9.
  2. JR電車編成表 2010夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2010]. Japan: JRR. May 2010. ISBN 978-4-330-14310-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Railway Journal: p.36. September 2007.
  4. Railway Journal: p.46. May 2008.