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Uzushio (train)

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Uzushio
2700 series DMU on an Uzushio service in 2019
Overview
Service typeLimited express
StatusOperational
First service1988
Current operator(s)JR Shikoku
Route
StartTokushima
Stops16
EndTakamatsu, Okayama
Distance travelled74.5 km (46.3 mi) (Tokushima - Takamatsu)
146.3 km (90.9 mi) (Tokushima - Okayama)
Average journey time1 hour 15 minutes approx (Tokushima - Takamatsu)
Service frequency16.5 return workings daily (2 return workings between Okayama-Takamatsu-Tokushima)
Line(s) usedSeto-Ōhashi Line, Kōtoku Line
On-board services
Class(es)Standard only (reserved and non-reserved seats)
Catering facilitiesNone
Technical
Rolling stock185 series, 2600 series, 2700 series DMUs
ElectrificationDiesel
Operating speed130 km/h (81 mph) (2700 series)
120 km/h (75 mph) (2600 series)
110 km/h (68 mph) (Kiha 185 series)

The Uzushio (うずしお) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku), which runs from Tokushima to Takamatsu, and Okayama.

The Uzushio service was introduced on 10 April 1988.[1]

Route

The main stations served by this service are as follows.

Okayama - Takamatsu - Tokushima.

Rolling stock

Most trains are operated by 2700 series, while some are operated by 2600 series. Only some train services are operated by Kiha 185 series.

Past rolling stock

  • A KiHa 181 series DMU on an Uzushio service in 1993
    A KiHa 181 series DMU on an Uzushio service in 1993
  • An N2000 series DMU on an Uzushio service in October 2008
    An N2000 series DMU on an Uzushio service in October 2008

History

Uzushio services were introduced on 10 April 1988.[1] From May 1998, N2000 series tilting DMUs were introduced.

References

  • JR Timetable, August 2008 issue
  • "JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル" (JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File), published 2008 by Kōtsū Shimbun
  1. ^ a b 列車名鑑1995 [Train Name Directory 1995]. Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995.


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