E2 series on a Yamabiko service, December 2003
|Current operator(s)||JR East|
|Line used||Tōhoku Shinkansen|
|Class(es)||Standard, Green, Gran Class (E5 series only)|
|Catering facilities||Trolley service|
|Rolling stock||E2 series, E3 series, E5 series, E6 series|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||25 kV AC, 50 Hz|
|Operating speed||240 km/h (150 mph)|
Rolling stock 1
- Past rolling stock 1.1
- 1959–1963: Semi express 2.1
- 1965–1982: Limited express 2.2
- 1982–Present: Shinkansen 2.3
Special event train services 3
- Sayonara 200 series Yamabiko 3.1
- References 4
- External links 5
- E2 series (since March 1997)
- E3 series
- E5 series (since November 2011)
- E6 series (since 16 March 2013)
Past rolling stock
- 200 series (June 1982 – November 2011)
- E1 series (Max Yamabiko) (July 1994 – December 1999)
- E4 series (Max Yamabiko) (until 28 September 2012)
1959–1963: Semi express
1965–1982: Limited express
From 1 October 1965, the name was reintroduced for limited express services operating between Ueno in Tokyo and Morioka. These services continued until 22 June 1982, the day before the Tōhoku Shinkansen opened.
From the start of services on the newly opened Tōhoku Shinkansen on 23 June 1982, Yamabiko became the name used for the limited-stop shinkansen services operating initially between Ōmiya and Morioka, later between Ueno and Morioka, and eventually between Tokyo and Morioka.
Special event train services
Sayonara 200 series Yamabiko
On 30 March 2013, a special Sayonara 200 series Yamabiko (さよなら２００系やまびこ号) train is scheduled to operate from Morioka to Tokyo, as a final run for the 200 series, withdrawn from regular scheduled services from 16 March.
- JR Timetable, December 2008
- JR新幹線＆特急列車ファイル [JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File]. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. 2008.
- JR Timetable, March 2013 issue
- 列車名鑑1995 [Train Name Directory 1995]. Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995.
- 東北新幹線「はやぶさ」に投入しているＥ５系車両を「はやて」「やまびこ」に導入！ [Tohoku Shinkansen "Hayabusa" E5 series trains to be introduced on "Hayate" and "Yamabiko" services] (pdf). Press release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- 東北新幹線：はやてにもＥ５系 ２００系は姿消す [E5 for Tohoku Shinkansen "Hayate" also - 200 series to disappear]. Mainichi.jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- package tour]Sayonara 200 series Yamabiko旅行商品専用新幹線「さよなら２００系やまびこ号」 [ (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company, Morioka Branch. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- Tanigawa/Nasuno/Toki/Yamabiko200 series (Japanese)
- Nasuno/Yamabiko/HayateE2 series (Japanese)
- Nasuno/Yamabiko/Hayate/HayabusaE5 series (Japanese)