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E5 Series Shinkansen

E5 Series Shinkansen
E5 series shinkansen on a Hayabusa service, March 2011
Train information
NameE5 series
In serviceMarch 2011 -
ManufacturerHitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Constructed2009 -
Number under construction550 vehicles (55 sets)
Number built40 vehicles (4 sets)
Number in service30 vehicles (3 sets)
Formation10 cars per trainset
Fleet numbersS11, U2 -
Capacity731 (658 Standard, 55 Green, 18 Gran Class)
OperatorJR East
Lines servedTōhoku Shinkansen
Car body constructionAluminium alloy
Car length26500 mm
(end cars)
25000 mm (intermediate cars)
Width3350 mm
Height3650 mm
Maximum speed320 km/h (198.8 mph)
Acceleration1.71 km/h/s
Traction systemMT207 AC traction motors (300 kW)
Power output9960 kW (6188.9 hp)
Electric system25 kV AC, 50 Hz overhead catenary
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesDT209 (motored), TR7008 (trailer)
Braking systemRegenerative
Safety systemDS-ATC
Multiple workingE3 series/E6 series

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|} is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on Tōhoku Shinkansen services since 5 March 2011. A total of 59 10-car sets are on order, with three sets in service in time for the start of new Hayabusa services to Shin-Aomori in March 2011.

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