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JR West class 683
Japan | 2001 | 270 cars built
A three-car series 2000 unit with gangways in front of a longer unit
A three-car series 2000 unit with gangways in front of a longer unit
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Train with streamlined heads
Train with streamlined heads
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As a replacement for the class 485 trains, JR West procured the class 683 in multiple series, which can also be used with direct and alternating current. The trains consist of three, five, six or nine cars. The end cars were built with either a streamlined head shape or with transitional doors. Most variants are approved for 130 km/h, only the 8000 series is approved for 160 km/h. A number of vehicles have had their AC equipment removed, allowing them to operate under 1,500 volts DC only and are designated class 289.

Variantseries 1000, 2000, 3000 thiree-carseries 1000, 2000, 3000 six-carseries 4000, 5000, 8000 three-carseries 4000, 5000, 8000 nine-car
General
Built2001-2011
ManufacturerHitachi, Kawasaki, Kinki Sharyō
Axle config2-2+B-B+2-2 2-2+2-2+B-B+2-2+2-2+B-B 2-2+B-B+2-2 2-2+2-2+B-B+2-2+B-B+2-2+2-2+2-2+B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Seats536
Dimensions and Weights
Length206 ft 7 15/16 in410 ft 1 1/4 in206 ft 7 15/16 in613 ft 6 5/8 in
Empty weight765,665 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC/DC
Electric system20,000 V 60 Hz, 1,500 V
Hourly power1,314 hp (980 kW)2,628 hp (1,960 kW)1,368 hp (1,020 kW)4,104 hp (3,060 kW)
Top speed81 mph99 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
multi-system
regional
long distance
last changed: 07/2023
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