Chiba New Town Railway 9100 series

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Chiba New Town Railway 9100 series
Series 9100 of Chiba Newtown Railway.jpg
Set 9101, August 2008
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
Built at Toyokawa
Constructed 1994–2000
Number built 24 vehicles (3 sets)
Number in service 24 vehicles (3 sets)
Formation 8 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 9101-9121
Operator Chiba New Town Railway
Depot(s) Inba
Line(s) served Hokuso Line, Keisei Main Line, Toei Asakusa Line, Keikyu Main Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 18,000 mm (59 ft 1 in)
Width 2,780 mm (9 ft 1 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Traction system TDK6172A
Power output 130 kW x 4 per motor car
Acceleration 3.5 km/h/s
Deceleration 4.0 km/h/s (service), 4.5 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Bogies FS-547 (motored), FS-047 (trailer)
Safety system(s) ATS
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Chiba New Town Railway 9100 series (千葉ニュータウン鉄道9100形?) is a commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type owned by the third-sector railway company Chiba New Town Railway and operated by the Hokuso Railway on the Hokuso Line in Japan since 1994.[1] The trains are nicknamed "C-Flyer", with the "C" standing for Chiba.[1]

Operations[edit]

Set 9111 on the Keikyu Main Line, July 1995

The 9100 series trains are used on the following lines.[1]

Formation[edit]

As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consists of three eight-car sets, formed as shown below, with six motored (M) cars and two trailer (T) cars, and car 1 at the southern end.[1][2]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation M2c M1 T M1' M2 T M1 M2c
Numbering 91x8 91x7 91x6 91x5 91x4 91x3 91x2 91x1
Weight (t) 34.0 34.0 30.0 34.0 32.0 30.0 34.0 34.0
Capacity
(Total/seated)
121/41 132/50 131/50 132/50 132/50 131/50 132/50 121/41

The "M1" cars each have two pantographs, and the "M1'" car has one.[2]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consists mostly of longitudinal bench seating, with some transverse seats at the car ends.[1] The end cars each have a wheelchair space.[2] The 1st-batch sets, 9101 and 9111, originally had public phones located in cars 3 and 6, but these were removed in 1997.[1]

History[edit]

The first two sets, 9101 and 9111, were built by Nippon Sharyo in Toyokawa, Aichi, and delivered in 1994, ahead of the extension of the Hokuso Line from Chiba New Town Chūō to Inzai-Makinohara in 1995.[1] A third, 2nd-batch set, 9121, was delivered in 2000, coinciding with the extension of the line from Inzai-Makinohara to Inba-Nihon-Idai.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Takami, Kazuki (June 2012). "Modelers File 千葉ニュータウン鉄道9100形" [Modelers File: Chiba New Town Railway 9100 series]. Train (in Japanese) (Tokyo, Japan: Presse Eisenbahn) 38 (450): p.8–17. 
  2. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 2013 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2013]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 30 July 2013. p. 34. ISBN 978-4-330-39313-1. 

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