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200 Series Shinkansen

200 Series Shinkansen
Refurbished 200 series trainset, July 2008
Train information
Name200 series
In service1982 - Present
ManufacturerHitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed1980 - 1986
Refurbishment1999 - 2002
Number built700 vehicles (66 sets)
Number in service110 vehicles (11 sets)
(as of 1 April 2010)
Number preserved6 vehicles
Formation10 cars per trainset (8, 12, 13, 16 cars in past)
OperatorJNR (1982 - 1987)
JR East (1987 - present)
Lines servedTōhoku Shinkansen, Jōetsu Shinkansen, Gala-Yuzawa Line
Car body constructionAluminium
Car length25000 mm
Width3385 mm
Height4410 mm
DoorsTwo per side
Maximum speed240 km/h (149.1 mph)
(275 km/h (170.9 mph) in past)
Electric system25 kV AC, 50 Hz, overhead catenary
Current collection methodPantograph
Safety systemATC-2, DS-ATC

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|} is a Shinkansen high-speed train type introduced by Japan National Railways (JNR) for the Tōhoku Shinkansen and Jōetsu Shinkansen high-speed rail lines in Japan, and currently operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). They actually predate the 100 series trains, having been built between 1980 and 1986.

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