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100 Series Shinkansen

100 Series Shinkansen
6-car 100 series Kodama trainset, October 2008
Train information
Name100 series
In service1985 - Present
ManufacturerHitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed1984 - 1991
Refurbishment2000 - 2004
Number built1,056 vehicles (66 sets)
Number in service54 vehicles (9 sets)
Number preserved4 vehicles
Formation6 cars per trainset (4, 12, 16 cars in past)
Capacity6-car K sets

12-car G sets
1,031 (68 Green + 963 Standard)
16-car X sets
1,277 (124 Green + 1,153 Standard)
16-car V sets
1,285 (126 Green + 1,159 Standard)
16-car G sets
1,321 (168 Green + 1,153 Standard)
4-car P sets
OperatorJNR (1985 - 1987)
JR Central (1987 - 2003)
JR West (1987 - Present)
Lines servedSanyō Shinkansen, Hakata-Minami Line
Car body constructionSteel
Car length(intermediate cars)
(end cars)

(Bilevel car)
DoorsTwo per side
Maximum speed220 km/h (230 km/h for the former V sets)
Acceleration1.6 km/h/s (1.4 km/h/s for the former V sets)
Deceleration2.6 km/h/s
Electric system25 kV AC, 60 Hz overhead catenary
Current collection methodPantograph
Safety systemATC-1

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|} is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type built between 1984 and 1991 for the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Sanyō Shinkansen high-speed lines. The earliest units have now been withdrawn from service, and the series was retired from the Tōkaidō Shinkansen line in September 2003. They were introduced after the 200 series trains, but their numbering is such because in the days of JNR, Shinkansen types running east of Tokyo were given even numbers and those west of Tokyo odd numbers, hence they were given the next odd number in line after 0, 100.

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