Hashidate
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287 series EMU, January 2011
Overview
Service typeLimited express
First service1965
Current operator(s)JR West, Willer Trains
Route
Line(s) usedSanin Main Line
Technical
Rolling stock287 series EMU, Willer Trains KTR8000 series DMU

The Hashidate (はしだて) is a limited express train service operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Japan. One of the services making up JR West's "Big X Network", it connects Kyoto Station, Amanohashidate Station and Toyooka Station via the Sanin Main Line and Kyoto Tango Railway's Miyafuku Line and Miyatoyo (Miyazu) Line. The color associated with the service is red.

Stops

Trains stop at the following stations:

Kyōto - Nijō - Kameoka - Sonobe - Ayabe - Fukuchiyama - Ōe - Miyazu - Amanohashidate - Nodagawa - Tango-Ōmiya - Mineyama - Amino - Yūhigaura-Kitsu-onsen - Kumihama - Toyooka

Rolling stock

Services are operated by 287 series electric multiple unit (EMU) trains based at Fukuchiyama Depot, and KTR8000 series DMUs from Willer Trains. 289 series EMUs converted from former dual-voltage 683 series trainsets were introduced on Hashidate services from 31 October 2015, replacing the remaining JNR-era 381 series trains.[1] After the resetting of the rolling stock in 26 March 2016, all 289 series EMUs were changed to 287 series EMUs.

Former

A 183 series train on a Hashidate service departing Nijō Station, March 2006
A 183 series train on a Hashidate service departing Nijō Station, March 2006

183 series EMUs were formerly used on some services, but were withdrawn by the start of the revised timetable on 16 March 2013.[2]

381 series EMUs used on Hashidate services were withdrawn following the final day of operations on 30 October 2015.[3]

History

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The Hashidate first appeared in 1965 as a semi-express connecting Osaka and Amanohashidate via the Fukuchiyama Line, Sanin Main Line, and Miyazu Line. It became an express service in 1966. In 1968, Hashidate services were merged into Tamba services. Until March 11, 2011, the Monju and Tango Discovery were most like the original Hashidate service. From 1982 until 1992, the Hashidate was an express service connecting Fukui and Amanohashidate via the Obama Line and Miyazu Line. Two other services, the Wakasa and Taisha, had service areas that overlapped with the Hashidate.

References

  1. ^ JR西日本 289系 10月31日から運転開始 [JR West 289 series to enter service from 31 October]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "JR西日本の183系が定期運用を終了" [JR West 183 series withdrawn from scheduled services]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  3. ^ 381系が関西地区の定期運用から離脱 [381 series removed from scheduled Kansai area services]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  4. ^ JR電車編成表 2010夏 [JR EMU Formations - Summer 2010] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. May 2010. p. 183. ISBN 978-4-330-14310-1.