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E235 to be added to Yokosuka and Sobu-Rapid lines

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Another E235 series variant to look forward to would be the ones that could eventually replace the JR E231-800 series that do through running with the Tokyo Metro Tozai line. There are a lot of lines where I can picture the E235 series taking over, which other lines do you guys think are the most likely to receive them next? 

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kvp
4 hours ago, trainsforever8 said:

Another E235 series variant to look forward to would be the ones that could eventually replace the JR E231-800 series that do through running with the Tokyo Metro Tozai line. There are a lot of lines where I can picture the E235 series taking over, which other lines do you guys think are the most likely to receive them next? 

The current E235 series has a wide body variant only. A narrow body variant seems unlikely until really needed and narrow body E231-s are harder to relocate, so i think many pre E231 trains will be replaced or relocated first. Also it's not out of the question to have a newer E237 series with cool new features before all this could happen.

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Socimi
5 hours ago, trainsforever8 said:

Another E235 series variant to look forward to would be the ones that could eventually replace the JR E231-800 series that do through running with the Tokyo Metro Tozai line. There are a lot of lines where I can picture the E235 series taking over, which other lines do you guys think are the most likely to receive them next? 


Excluding the lines where the services are mainly done by E233 series trains (Chuo, Keihin-Tohoku, Keiyo, Yokohama, Saikyo and Nambu Lines), those with certain future stock status (Yamanote Line using only E235s, Chuo-Sobu Line using E231-500s, Musashino Line using E231-0s...), and those not enough important to justify a direct rolling stock replacement (such as the Tsurumi line) we're left with the following possibilities:

 

Tokaido Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line: Unlikely

 

Service is already done by up-to-date E233-3000s (2015) and mostly by updated E231-1000s (2000).

 

Joban Line, Narita Line (1500v DC Ueno-Toride Local Service): Likely

 

Service is done by E231-0s  (2002), wich could be replaced by either a new batch of E531 series trains or by the E235.

Displaced trainsets could be transferred to the Sagami Line or other minor lines where they would be replacing the early-2000s rebuilt 205 series stock.

 

Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line (Tokaido Line group "Branches"): Very Unlikely

 

Not enough "central" or busy to justify a 211 series (local-only) replacement, furthemore many of the trains are inter-running Shonan-Shinjuku line E233-3000 and E231-1000 series sets.

The only stock change they could see would be the influx of E217 series trains displaced from the Yokosuka Line.

 

Chuo-Sobu Line (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line inter-running sets): Possibly

 

The E231-800 series was introduced in 2003 (just 3 years after the standard E231-0 series was delivered, altough the 209-1000 series, a similar EMU was introduced in 1999, with the standard narrow-bodied 209-0 series being delivered 6 years earlier and the wide-body 209-500 series being delivered just one year prior in 1998), meaning that it could be replaced by either a new E233 variant, or more likely, by a narrow-bodied E235 one. Furthemore there are no other up-to-date JR-East inter-running EMUs that could be cascaded to replace the E231-800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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trainsforever8

In a recent article, I did read that JR was eventually looking to replace the E231 on the Utsunomiya, Takasaki and Tokaido lines

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Kiha66

Honestly, some of these shopped pics look pretty good.  I'm warming to the idea of the toaster face on the Yokosuka line.

 

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trainsforever8

Same here, I'm still curious about the Shonan livery though. 

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kvp
27 minutes ago, trainsforever8 said:

Same here, I'm still curious about the Shonan livery though. 

Probably just replace the blue with the shonan green and the tan with the orange.

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Sacto1985

I think the E235's in Yokosuka Line service may need a new nose design due to the fact it uses the underground platforms at Tokyo Station.

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Socimi
3 hours ago, Sacto1985 said:

I think the E235's in Yokosuka Line service may need a new nose design due to the fact it uses the underground platforms at Tokyo Station.

 

As far as i know, the front emergency door is required by law only on subway trains and those who run in single-track tunnels 10km or more long (often both requirements coincide, such in the case of subway lines built after 1970 like the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Yurakucho Lines). 


Underground non-subway lines where JR East trains run do not require a front door as they usually are either shorter than 10km or run in two or more track tunnels such as in the case of the Yokosuka line, Keiyo Line and Musashino Line Tokyo station platforms, the Musashino Line Higashi-Murayama tunnel (4380m) or why not, the Seikan and Kanmon underseas tunnels as well.

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