HOT7000 series

The HOT7000 series (HOT7000系) is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) tilting train type operated by the third-sector operating company Chizu Express and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) on Super Hakuto limited express services between Kyoto, Tottori, and Kurayoshi in Japan since December 1994.[2]

HOT7000 series
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A HOT7000 series six-car formation on a Super Hakuto service on the Inbi Line in April 2009
In service3 December 1994 – Present
ManufacturerFuji Heavy Industries
Refurbished2007 - 2009, 2016
Number built34 vehicles
Number in service34 vehicles
Formation5 or 6 cars per trainset
Operator(s)Chizu Express, JR West
Line(s) servedTōkaidō Main Line, Sanyō Main Line, Chizu Express Chizu Line, Inbi Line, Sanin Main Line
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in)
Width2,845 mm (9 ft 4.0 in)
Height3,440 mm (11 ft 3 in)
DoorsOne plug door per side
Maximum speed130 km/h (80 mph)[1]
Prime mover(s)355 hp x 2 per car[1]
BogiesFU46AD, FU46BD
Safety system(s)ATS-SW, ATS-P
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The designation "HOT" is derived from the initials of the three prefectures along the route served: Hyogo Prefecture, Okayama Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.[1]


Trains are normally formed as five-car sets, sometimes lengthened to six cars.[3]


The first trains entered service on 3 December 1994.[1]

Smoking compartments were added to cars 1 and 5 from 1 June 2008.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d 年鑑'95日本の鉄道 [Yearbook 1995: Japanese Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Railway Journal. April 1995. p. 664.
  2. ^ Takai, Kunpei (30 June 2014). Morokawa, Hisashi; Hattori, Akihiro (eds.). 全国私鉄超決定版電車・機関車・気動車1700 全国私鉄超決定版 電車・機関車・気動車1700 [Nationwide Private Railway Ultimate Edition: 1700 EMUs, Locomotives, and DMUs] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Sekaibunka-sha. p. 250. ISBN 978-4-418-14219-4.
  3. ^ JR気動車客車編成表 2013 [JR DMU & Coaching Stock Formations - 2013] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 30 June 2013. p. 27. ISBN 978-4-330-37813-8.
  4. ^ JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル [JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 2008. p. 92. ISBN 978-4-330-00608-6.

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