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JR Central KiHa 25 series

Data (as of 6 Jul 2024)

Status:  Least Concern 
Constructed in: 2010-16
Number built: 62
Registered: 62


The KiHa 25 series is a type of two-carriage diesel train, which looks the same as 313 series. The first five units (i.e. ten carriages) have transverse seating, but the rest of them have longitudinal one.

The KiHa 25 series entered service on Taketoyo Line in 2011. They were introduced to Taita and Takayama Main Lines in 2014, and Kisei Main and Sangu Lines in 2015. When Taketoyo Line was electrified in 2015, they were reallocated to Taita and Takayama Main Lines. As the KiHa 25 series replaced all KiHa 40 series, JR Central no longer owns a diesel train introduced by Japanese National Railways. The KiHa 25 series also replaced almost of all KiHa 11 series.

Current Operations & Future Prospects

The KiHa 25 series trains are widely used on all unelectrified lines aforementioned, but not regularly on Meisho Line.

(Updated: 6 Jul 2024)

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