815 series, September 2006
|In service||September 1999–Present|
|Manufacturer||Hitachi, JR Kyushu|
|Family name||Hitachi A-train|
|Replaced||423 series, 457 series, 475 series|
|Number built||52 vehicles (26 sets)|
|Number in service||52 vehicles (26 sets)|
|Formation||2 cars per trainset|
|Fleet numbers||N001-N014, N016-N027|
|Car body construction||Aluminium|
|Car length||20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)|
|Width||2,950 mm (9 ft 8 in)|
|Doors||3 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
|Electric system(s)||20 kV AC 60 Hz|
|Current collection method||Overhead catenary|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The 815 series was the first aluminium-alloy EMU to be ordered by JR Kyushu, and was designed to be lighter than the earlier 813 series design. The trains were introduced on wanman driver only operation services, replacing ageing 423, 457, and 475 series rolling stock.
A total of 26 2-car sets (52 cars) were delivered to Kumamoto and Ōita depots between May and October 1999.
Kumamoto set N015 was renumbered N027 in February 2000.
|Numbering||KuMoHa 815||KuHa 814|
The KuMoHa 815 car is fitted with a PS401K single-arm pantograph.
Seating is longitudinal throughout. The KuMoHa 815 car has a toilet, and the KuHa 814 car is fitted with a wheelchair space.
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- "813・815・817系の番台別特徴と輸送形態" [813/815/817 series subclass differences and operation details]. Japan Railfan Magazine. 50 (585): 56–61. January 2010.
- JR電車編成表 2010夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2010]. Japan: JRR. May 2010. ISBN 978-4-330-14310-1.