The is a DC electric multiple unit
(EMU) train type operated by West Japan Railway Company
(JR-West). It was introduced on September 4, 1994, for passengers travelling to/from Kansai International Airport
. Provisions are made for luggage racks and dedicated luggage room.
Built jointly by Kinki Sharyo
and Kawasaki Heavy Industries
, the trains are used on the Haruka
limited express service via the Kansai Airport Line
in three- or six-car formations.
Sets are based at Hineno Depot, and are formed as shown below.
File:JRW M281 inside.jpg|281 series standard-class interior
File:JRW Tsc280 inside.jpg|281 series Green (first class) car interior