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Rail - Passenger Train - Electric - Series E259

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Rail - Passenger Train - Electric - Series E259
Name Passenger Train, Electric, Series E259
Region Japan
Category Rail
Type Passenger Train
SubType Electric
Variety Series E259
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 2009 -



History: The E259 series (E259系) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan since October 2009 on Narita Express limited express services to and from Narita International Airport.

The design of the trains was overseen by industrial designer Kenji Ekuan. Retracting gangway connections on the end cars allow two sets to be coupled together to form 12-car formations. Electrical and safety equipment is duplicated, as on the E233 series commuter trains, to improve safety and reliability. Active suspension on end cars and yaw dampers between all cars for improved ride comfort. The MoHa E259-500 car is equipped with two pantographs, but one is for emergency use.

The E259 series trains are used almost exclusively on Narita Express limited express services linking Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture with Tokyo and other stations in the Greater Tokyo area. E259 series trains are also used occasionally on seasonal Marine Express Odoriko services between Tokyo and Izukyū-Shimoda. One set, Ne002, is assigned to these services, and carries a logo sticker on the front and sides.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


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Item created by: gdm on 2019-03-07 08:15:41

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