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E2 Series Shinkansen

E2 Series Shinkansen
E2 series Shinkansen at Ōmiya Station, December 2003
Train information
NameE2 series
In service1997 - Present
ManufacturerHitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Constructed1995 - 2010
Number built502 vehicles (53 sets) (as of January 2011)
Number in service502 vehicles (53 sets) (as of January 2011)
Formation8/10 cars per trainset
Capacity10-car J sets: 815 (51 Green + 764 Standard)
8-car N sets: 630 (51 Green + 579 Standard)
OperatorJR East
DepotsSendai, Nagano
Lines servedTōhoku Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen
Car body constructionAluminium
Car length25700 mm
(end cars),
25000 mm (intermediate cars)
Width3380 mm
Doors2 per side
Maximum speed275 km/h (Tōhoku Shinkansen), 260 km/h (Nagano Shinkansen)
Traction system(AC) MT205 (24 x 300 kW per 8-car train, 32 x 300 kW per 10-car train)
Power output7.2 MW (for 8-car train), 9.6 MW (for 10-car train)
Electric system25 kV AC, 50/60 Hz overhead catenary
Current collection methodPantograph
Safety systemATC-2, DS-ATC
Multiple working400/E3 series

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|} is a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on the Tōhoku and Nagano Shinkansen high-speed lines in Japan since 1997. They are formed in 8- and 10-car sets. The 8-car sets are used on the Nagano Shinkansen, and the 10-car sets on Tōhoku Shinkansen services. The 10-car sets can be coupled to E3 series Komachi sets using couplers hidden behind retracting nose doors.

Their maximum speed is 275 km/h, and 260 km/h on the Nagano Shinkansen.

As of April 2010, there are 49 E2 series sets (14 N sets and 35 J sets) in service.

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