JR Central has ordered 65 series 315 suburban EMUs, comprising 352 cars, from Nippon Sharyo.  

The trains will be delivered in five batches: 

  • March 2022: seven trains (56 cars) 
  • March 2023: eight trains (56 cars) 
  • March 2024: 20 trains (120 cars) 
  • March 2025: 16 trains (64 cars), and 
  • March 2026: 14 trains (56 cars).

The value of the order has not been disclosed, but Nippon Sharyo says the price is similar to previous transactions and has been approved by an auditor. 

The 23 eight-car and 42 four-car trains, which have an operating speed of 130km/h, will replace series 211, 213 and 311 trains on commuter services in Nagoya and Shizuoka, in particular on the Chuo and Tokaido main lines. 

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