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Uzushio (train)

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2700 series DMU on an Uzushio service in 2019
Service typeLimited express
First service1988
Current operator(s)JR Shikoku
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
Rolling stock185 series, 2600 series, 2700 series DMUs
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]


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


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


  • 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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