The Red List of Trains in Japan

JR West 287 series

Limited Express Kuroshio

Data (as of 6 Jul 2024)

Status:  Least Concern 
Constructed in: 2010-12
Number built: 97
Registered: 97


The 287 series is a type of limited express train. It looks like 683 series, but the 287 series is not dual-voltage and can only run with DC 1.5 kV electricity. The 287 series trains were introduced to Limited Express in northern and southern Kansai region, replacing 183 series and 381 series.

Current Operations & Future Prospects

The 287 series are used for Limited Express Hashidate (Kyoto - Amanohashidate), Kinosaki (Kyoto - Kinosakionsen) and Konotori (Shin-Osaka - Kinosakionsen), as well as Kuroshio (Shin-Osaka - Shingu), along with 289 series.


Those in the northern Kansai region (like Konotori) have red bands.

(Updated: 6 Jul 2024)

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