The Nanpū (南風, English: "south wind") is a limited express train service in Japan operated by Shikoku Railway Company (JR Shikoku), which runs from Okayama to Kōchi, Nakamura, and Sukumo. Trains are usually formed of 3-car 2000 series DMUs, and often run coupled with Shimanto services.
|Service type||Limited express|
|First service||1950 (Semi express)|
1972 (Limited express)
|Current operator(s)||JR Shikoku|
|Line(s) used||Seto-Ōhashi Line, Yosan Line, Dosan Line, Nakamura Line, Sukumo Line|
|Rolling stock||N2000 series, 2000 series DMUs|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
The main stations served by this service are as follows.
- 2000 series 2- 3- or 4-car tilting DMUs (from 1990)
Past rolling stockEdit
Nanpū services began as a semi express from the former Takamatsu Sanbashi Station to Kubokawa in Shikoku from 1 October 1950. From 1 October 1968, however, the name was used for express trains operating in Kyushu between Beppu and Nishi-Kagoshima. From 15 March 1972, the name returned to Shikoku, for limited express trains operating between Takamatsu and Nakamura.
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