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E6-Series Shinkansen
E6 S12 Sendai
This is E6-Series set S12.
Details

Years built

2010–present

Builder

Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

Number Produced

1 set currently.

Years in Operation

Unknown

Fleet Numbers

Unknown

Classification

Unknown

Type of Electric Train

EMU

Number Operational

1

Number Preserved

0

Number Scrapped

0

Power Source

Pantograph

Dimensions
(
l x w x h)

75 ft 8½ in (23.075 metres) (end car) x 67 ft 3 in (20.5 metres) x 9 ft 7.9 in (2,945 mm)

Gauge

4 ft 8½ in (1,435 mm)

V - E - T - D
E6 S12 Sendai (2)

This is a great shot of S12's front.

The E6-Series Shinkansen is a high-speed EMU in Japan. Built since 2010 for JR East, it is designed to work on the Akita line. The first set, (pre-production set S12), was delivered in June 2010. Testing began the following month. Passenger services are set to start in March 2013.

DesignEdit

The E6 was designed to replace the E3-Series trainsets that currently work the Akita line, which is a recently upgraded line from narrow- to standard-gauge. This means that the trains have to be narrower to run on this line.

SpecificationsEdit

Construction of aluminium alloy, and a single set can cater for 338 (315 standard + 23 green class) passengers. The end cars are 75 foot 8½ inches (23 meters) long, and the intermediate cars are shorter at 67 foot 3 inches (20.5 meters) long. Top speed is 200 mph (320 km/h) on the Tohoku line, but less on the Akita line at 81 mph (130 km/h). The sets are dual current and can run on either the 20 or the 25 kV AC, 50Hz lines.

ReferencesEdit

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