The Red List of Trains in Japan

JR Shikoku 7000 series

The 7000 series with two coaches of 7200 series.

Data (as of 6 Jul 2024)

Status:  Least Concern 
Constructed in: 1990-92
Number built: 36
Registered: 35


The 7000 series is a series of suburban train for Yosan Line. There are two categories: type 7000, which is double-ended and has motors and traction; and type 7100, which is single-ended without power. The 7000 series was designed for stopping services with a few passengers so that all carriages are compatible with driver-only operation.

They have been used only in the island of Shikoku, as they cannot be used for passenger services towards Great Seto Bridge because of a lack of toilet. The 7000 series can be formed of up to five coaches, not only with 7000 series carriages but also 6000 series and 7200 series.

Current Operations & Future Prospects

The 7000 series is used widely in Takamatsu and Matsuyama areas. To be specific, stopping and rapid services on Dosan Line (Tadotsu - Kotohira) and Yosan Line (Takamatsu - Iyoshi via Matsuyama). Some stopping services are operated without a conductor (driver-only operation).


Since the type 7100 has no motor, it is always used with the type 7000.

(Updated: 6 Jul 2024)

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