This train is dedicated for operation on Sanyo Shinkansen Line based on the design of 700 Series "NOZOMI", which was developed in conjunction with JR Central. Luxury interior accommodation and unique service facilities are provided on this highest quality train.
New Shinkansen train, which currently holds the world record of a maximum operating speed of 300km/h, was developed to improve passenger service and to reduce travel time. It is designed to improve passenger riding quality and service maintainability, in addition to reducing atmospheric pressure upon entering a tunnel. Aluminum honeycomb structure is introduced into body side panel for reducing car body weight, and wing type pantograph is adopted for reducing noise levels.
Drawing on the style of the first "Amenity Vehicles," the body structure is made as broad as possible for rolling stock and provides spaciousness hitherto unknown in train passenger cabins. Both the internal and external design reflect the logo colors of the Boso expresses, namely blue (the deep blue of the Pacific), yellow (the brilliant sunshine and rape blossom of the Boso region) and white (summer beaches). All these factors combine to provide a comfortable journey.
The design of URBAN LINER NEXT was made with special emphasis being placed on "how to make passengers feel comfortable."
All the passenger seats are nonsmoking to meet general demand, but smoking spaces are provided at certain area with a relaxing atmosphere. The body structure of the cars, with its thin side surfaces and large side windows, creates a sense of space. The front image of the train preserves the image of its predecessor, Urban Liner, but has more futuristic shape.
The 22600 series was developed as an evolution of the 22000 series car, and has been named “ACE” the 22600 series will become the new Kintetsu Limited Express standard, with more comfortable, convenient seats, and separate smoking compartments. The new vehicles will enter service on many different lines that include Osaka, Nagoya, Nara, Kyoto, and Ise-Shima.
The new type of commuter train "321 series" has been put into revenue service since the fall of 2005 in the Keihanshin District, through the Tokaido and Sanyo Line (JR Kyoto Line and JR Kobe Line). A feature of the vehicle is that 3 monitor devices are installed in the ceiling instead of some suspended paper advertisements inside the vehicle to provide passengers with a variety of both written and visual information.
This train plans to have through operations between JR Chikuhi Line and Fukuoka Subway. Interior accommodation is improved and Kinki Sharyo developed the resilient rubber floor which reduces the noise levels.
This train is developed to be friendly to elderly passengers and the environment, and to reduce total life cycle cost. It is designed to make through operation on Kinki Nippon Railway and Kyoto Subway lines and equipped with ATC and emergency front door.
Although based on the design of the 20 Series, the new train incorporates several highly advanced technologies.The cab ends of the train feature a softer rounded design made of stainless steel, while the laser-welded sides provide an appealing finish with minimal distortion. The overall effect is both pleasing and elegant.
The 80 series is based upon Japan's first compact linear-motor subway, the 70 series (Nagahori-Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Line), built in 1989. The body design, though based on the straight lines of the original 70 series, is slightly rounded to create a soft image. The basic body tone is light cream, with the logo color of the line, orange, inserted into the middle and top sections of the side surfaces, as well as beneath the emergency door at the front. Additional touches of darker orange provide a warm atmosphere.
As is suitable for the nation's first user-friendly ultra-low-floor articulated LRV (Light Rail Vehicle) in the city of peace, Hiroshima, the body shape is completely new and smart, while maintaining a friendly feeling with its many rounded surfaces. The basic body color is two-tone, namely "peace white" and "joyful green," in addition to which a sunny yellow highlights the doors, thereby providing a new accent for the city's streets. While capitalizing on the traditional body colors of Hiroshima Electric Railway Company's trams, the bodies have a brighter and clearer image.
At the same time, it is important that an LRV retains local flavor and thus the 5100 series carries images of maple leaves, which are a symbol of Hiroshima, both internally and externally.