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0 Series Shinkansen

0 Series Shinkansen
0 series 6-car set at Higashi-Hiroshima Station, April 2008
Train information
Name0 series
In service1 October 1964 14 December 2008
ManufacturerHitachi, Kawasaki Sharyo, Kinki Sharyo, Kisha, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed1963 1986
Number built3,216 vehicles
Number in service0
Number preserved27 vehicles (as of September 2011)
Formation4, 6, 8, 12 or 16 cars per trainset
Capacity368 1,340
OperatorJNR (1964 1987)
JR Central (1987 1999)
JR West (1987 2008)
DepotsTokyo, Shin-Osaka, Hakata
Lines servedTōkaidō Shinkansen, Sanyō Shinkansen, Hakata-Minami Line
Car body constructionSteel
Car length25000 mm (25 m) (intermediate cars), 25150 mm (25.2 m) (end cars)
Width3383 mm (3.4 m)
Height4490 mm (4.5 m)
Maximum speed210 km/h (0.2 m) (1964 1986)
220 km/h (0.2 m) (1986 2008)
Acceleration1.0 km/h/s (1964 1992)
1.2 km/h/s (1992 2008)
Deceleration2.84 km/h/s
Electric system25 kV AC, 60 Hz overhead catenary
Current collection methodPantograph
Safety systemATC-1

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|} trains were the first Shinkansen trainsets built to run on Japan's new Tōkaidō Shinkansen high-speed line which opened in 1964. The last remaining trainsets were withdrawn in 2008.

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