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Taiwan Railway EMU700 series
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An EMU700 train in Keikyu livery, September 2016
In service2007-present
ManufacturerNippon Sharyo and TRSC
Built atHukou, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Number built160 vehicles (20 sets)
Number in service160 vehicles (20 sets)
Formation8 cars per trainset
Operator(s)Taiwan Railway Administration
Car length20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width2,889 mm (9 ft 5.7 in)
Doors3 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (Operating speed)
120 km/h (Design speed)
Traction systemIGBT-VVVF
Electric system(s)25,000 V 60 Hz AC overhead wire
Braking system(s)Regenerative air brake
Safety system(s)ATP (ERTMS/ETCS Level 1)
Track gauge

The EMU700 is a series of electric multiple unit train used by the Taiwan Railways Administration. The TRA purchased 160 cars of the series.[1] It was constructed by Nippon Sharyo and Taiwan Rolling Stock Company and began operations on the 20th November 2007.[2]

The EMU700 adopts current rules of Taiwan Railway Administration known as RAMS: Reliability; Availability; Maintainability; System Safety. This train series operates as "Local Train" and "Local Express", using the pricing of NT$1.46 per km and person fare system identical to the Fuhsing Semi Express. Sometimes during the holidays it operates as "non-reserved " through train.

The EMU700 is nicknamed the "Suneo train" () due to the resemblance of its front cab design with that of the character Suneo Honekawa from the Japanese manga and anime series Doraemon.[3] A lunchbox counter designed in the style of the EMU700 front cab also exists at Platform 2 of Shulin Station in New Taipei City, Taiwan since July 2009.


The EMU700 has distinctive hinged nose cone unlike its predecessors in the EMU line with smooth fronts.

On May 12, 2016, the livery of sets 701 and 702 was changed to the vermillion red with white stripe Keikyu livery similar to those found on the Keikyu 800 series trains.


Its interior features informational LEDs, similar to the cars of the Taipei Metro. It has an onboard broadcasting system that is able to play a note sound upon arrival to a station and when the doors open and close. It also contains a lighting system, an emergency call device, and a cabin that are improved from its predecessors. The maximum speed of the EMU700 is 110 km/h.[4]


The new EMU800 train sets were developed from the EMU700 to replace the ageing EMU400 trains and supplement the existing fleet of TRA's local class trains.


  1. ^ Shan, Shelley (2007-10-31). "TRA stops EMU700 trial runs after problems emerge - The Taipei Times". The Taipei Times. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "New train inaugurated for southern Taiwan - The China Post". The China Post. 2007-11-20. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "/ 5/15". . 2008-04-24. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Shan, Shelley (2007-08-08). "New commuter trains unveiled". The Taipei Times. Retrieved .

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