The 885 series (885系?) is an AC EMU type used on limited express routes operated by JR Kyushu in Japan. The type is part of Hitachi’s A-train family of multiple units. The 885 series is utilised on two of JR Kyushu’s named trains:
* Kamome – The Kamome (Seagull) Limited Express operates between Hakata and Nagasaki on the Kagoshima and Nagasaki lines. The 885 series fleet entered service in 2000.
* Sonic – The Sonic Limited Express operates between Hakata and Ōita using the Kagoshima and Nippō lines. The 885 series fleet on this entered service in 2001.
The Kamome fleet was built and entered service as six-car units. Initially, the Sonic fleet entered service as five-car units, but were extended to six cars in 2003 to allow interchangeability between the two fleets. Although only capable of 130 km/h, the tilt mechanism means most journeys can be made in around two hours.