521 Series 3rd.Version is a group newly built in 2013 or later, and features a shock-absorbing cab and a different slanted light arrangement than the previous series.
All of the trains belong to Kanazawa railway yard, and are the same as the regular trains between Tsuruga and Kanazawa on the Hokuriku Honsen. Basically, the trains are operated in two train-car, and the maximum number of the train-cars is six.
Two trains were transferred to IR Ishikawa Railway when the Hokuriku Shinkansen started service in 2015, and a new train with the same appearance (different wrapping paint) is also in service at Ainokaze Toyama Railway.
521 series (tertiary type)
・ The current appearance of the J13 train (made by Kawasaki) belonging to Kanazawa Car Maintenance Center is a prototype.
-Reproduce the front design, skirt and roof details that are different from the 521 series (secondary car)
-Accurately reproduces the unique facial expression equipped with the fall prevention holo, which has become the standard design for JR West commuting and suburban trains.
-The front part is equipped with a coupler cover + a dummy coupler that reproduces the Denren. By exchanging with the attached coupler for leading connection, it is possible to connect leading cars to each other.
・ Adopts a close-coupled coupler (without hook) for the intermediate connection part
-Stable running is possible by adopting a power unit with a flywheel. Traction tire equipment
-"Normal Kanazawa" has been printed on the front destination display. "Ordinary Tsuruga" and "(plain)" are included for replacement. The side destination display is expressed in plain black. Destination display sticker included
・ Head / tail light on (with off switch)
・ DCC friendly