Traction circuit system of gauge changing train

Keiichiro Kondo, Hiroshi Hata, Kenichi Uruga, Nobuo Terauchi, Koichi Matsuoka

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This paper describes the traction equipment of the electrical motive units (EMUs) of Gauge Changing Train (GCT). These state-of-the-art EMUs are equipped with downsized direct drive type permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) for traction to run at five supply voltages in Japan, including Shinkansen and conventional narrow-gauge lines. The paper also illustrates the test results of operation on Shinkansen and conventional narrow-gauge lines and on a gauge-changing section that connects different gauge lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalQuarterly Report of RTRI (Railway Technical Research Institute) (Japan)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct drive traction motor
  • Gauge change train
  • Permanent magnet synchronous traction motor control
  • Propulsion system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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