Japan Railway & Transport Review No. 4 (Inside front cover & inside back cover)

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New commuter trains for Tokyo

The Series 209 will replace the Series 103 on the Keihin-Tohoku Line. Simplified body and VVVF-controlled induction motors make the trainset cheaper to build and maintain, but lower price does not necessarily mean less comfort — all cars have air conditioning, and heat-absorbing windows, etc.

Photo: (The Railway Pictorial)
Photo: Clear floor area for robot cleaning
(The Railway Pictorial)
Photo: Wheelchair space
(The Railway Pictorial)

The Series E 217, a longer-distance version of the 209 above, is replacing the Series 113 on the Yokosuka and Sobu Lines.

Photo: Double decker luxury car
(The Railway Pictorial)
Photo: Mixed seating orientation
(The Railway Pictorial)
Photo: Seating in upper section
(The Railway Pictorial)
Photo: (The Railway Pictorial)


Comfortable Long-Distance Commuting
The Series 205 is a fully-reserved-seat service of 10 double-decker cars running on the Tokaido narrow-gauge line, providing extra comfort at higher price for long-distance commuters.

Photo: (The Railway Pictorial)

The Series E1, nicknamed MAX, is designed to carry longdistance commuters on the Tohoku Shinkansen, and Joetsu Shinkansen.
The 12 double-decker cars have both reserved and unreserved seats with improved access for disabled passengers.

Photo: 3 + 3 Unreserved Seating on Upper Deck
(The Railway Pictorial)
Photo: Tokyo Freight Terminal (JR Freight)Wheelchair lift for disabled passengers
(The Railway Pictorial)
Photo: (The Railway Pictorial)

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