Shiokaze
8000 series train on a Shiokaze service in May 2007
Overview
Service typeLimited express
First service1972
Current operator(s)JR Shikoku
Route
Line(s) usedSeto-Ōhashi Line, Yosan Line
Technical
Rolling stock8000 series EMU, 8600 series EMU
Operating speed130 km/h (81 mph) (max)

The Shiokaze (しおかぜ, English: "sea breeze") is a limited express train service in Japan operated by JR Shikoku which runs from Okayama to Matsuyama.

Route

The main stations served by this service are as follows.

Okayama - Tadotsu - Imabari - Matsuyama

Rolling stock

2000 series DMU on a Shiokaze service at Tadotsu Station in January 2008
2000 series DMU on a Shiokaze service at Tadotsu Station in January 2008

Past rolling stock

KiHa 181 series DMU on a Shiokaze service in 1985
KiHa 181 series DMU on a Shiokaze service in 1985

History

References

  • JR Timetable, August 2008 issue
  • "JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル" (JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File), published 2008 by Kōtsū Shimbun