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E6 Series Shinkansen

E6 Series Shinkansen
Set S12 on a test run, July 2010
Train information
NameE6 series
In serviceMarch 2013 -
ManufacturerHitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries
ReplacedE3 series
Constructed2010 -
Number built7 vehicles (1 set)
Number in service0
Formation7 cars per trainset
Fleet numbersS12
Capacity338 (315 Standard + 23 Green)
OperatorJR East
Lines servedTōhoku Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen
Car body constructionAluminium alloy
Car length23075 mm
(end cars),
20500 mm
(intermediate cars)
Width2945 mm
DoorsOne per side
Maximum speed320 km/h
(Tōhoku Shinkansen)
130 km/h
(Akita Shinkansen)
Acceleration1.71 km/h/s (shinkansen)
2.0 km/h/s (conventional)
Electric system25 kV AC, 50 Hz overhead catenary (Tōhoku Shinkansen)
20 kV AC, 50 Hz overhead catenary (Akita Shinkansen)
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesDT210 (motored), TR7009 (trailer)
Safety systemDS-ATC, RS-ATC, ATS-P

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|} is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type on order by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) for use on Komachi 'mini-shinkansen' services on the Tōhoku Shinkansen and Akita Shinkansen from Tokyo to Akita commencing in March 2013. The new 7-car trains will operate in conjunction with newly introduced E5 series trains, initially on just two or three return services daily. They will replace all the existing E3 series trains on Komachi services by March 2014.

Technology incorporated in these trains is derived from the experimental Fastech 360Z train previously tested by JR East. The E6 series trains are formed of seven cars, to provide the same seating capacity as six-car E3 series trains, due to the reduced seating capacity in the end cars. All cars feature active suspension with tilting up to 1.5 degrees.

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