The Shinkansen E1 Series electric train is the first double-decker electric train built for the Japanese Shinkansen High Speed Rail Network .
|Shinkansen Electric Train Series E1|
|Shinkansen E1 Electric Train|
|Country of construction||Japan|
|Manufacturer||Hitachi, Kawasaki HI|
|Type of current and voltage in the contact network||~ 25 kV 50 Hz|
|The number of cars in the composition||12|
|Passenger capacity||1235 people|
|Car length||25 000 mm|
26 050 mm ( Head carriage )
|Track width||1435 mm|
|output power||410 kW * 24 = 9840 kW|
|Maximum service speed||240 km / h|
|Acceleration||1.6 km / h / s|
|Braking||2.64 km / h / s|
|Serviced Lines||Joetsu shinkansen|
|In operation||since 1994|
The series of double-decker electric trains E1 and E4 are united under the marketing brand "MAX" (Multi-Amenity eXpress). Thanks to the presence of the second floor, E1 can accommodate much more passengers than conventional trains with the same train length.
Electric trains of the E1 series were introduced to meet the demand for transportation of Tohoku-shinkansen and Joetsu-shinkansen , where there was a shortage of rolling stock before their commissioning. All six twelve-car trains were handed over for operation in Joetsu Shinkansen in 1999, and eight more E4 electric trains replaced them with Tohoku Shinkansen.
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