Wednesday, April 2, 2014

EMU E127-100 Series: Local Train in the Matsumoto Area

EMU JR East E127-100 series arrives at Matsumoto Station on the Ooito Line
 
Following the intercity express train and the nostalgic ex-Keio train, I am going to show you the other train in the Matsumoto area. Matsumoto is the second largest city in Nagano Prefecture, some 200km west of Tokyo. It has grown as the castle city of the lords of Matsumoto Province since the 16th century. We can still see the beautiful castle tower in the center of the city as it was.

The EMU JR East E127-100 series is a representative standard commuter train in the Matsumoto area. It was launched in 1998 to replace the old EMU 169 series. The 127-100 series is a two-car train with 1,500V direct current system. A total of 12 sets, 24 units have been manufactured so far by Tokyu Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and JR East Tsuchizaki Factory.

With regard to the specification, the 127-100 series has a high level of efficiency, as a brand new train in the 1990s. For example, induction motors with GTO-VVVF control and regenerative braking systems are equipped. The 127-100 series also has dynamic braking system to be operated when the regenerative brake is disabled. Please do not forget that you have to push the manual operation button when you get off at a station, as the door operation is not provided by the conductor.

EMU JR East E127-100 series... it is a contemporary standard commuter train in the Matsumoto area.

 
EMU JR East E127-100 series leaves Matsumoto Station on the Ooito Line
 
More information about the EMU JR East E127 series (in Japanese):