Fujikyu 6000 series

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Fujikyu 6000 series
Fujikyu 6000 Fujisan Station 20120229 (trimmed).JPG
Set 6501 on the first day of operations, February 2012
In service February 2012–
Replaced 1000 series
Refurbishment 2011–2012
Number under construction 3 vehicles (1 set)
Number in service 9 vehicles (3 sets)
Formation 3 cars per set
Capacity 448
Operator Fujikyu
Line(s) served Fujikyuko Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 19,615 mm (64 ft 4.2 in) (car 1)
19,500 mm (64 ft 0 in) (cars 2, 3)
Width 2,870 mm (9 ft 5 in)
Height 3,670 mm (12 ft 0 in)
Floor height 1,180 mm (3 ft 10 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Traction system MT61 x4 per motor car
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC overhead wire
Current collection method FPS33E single-arm pantograph
Bogies DT50 (motored), TR235 (trailer)
Safety system(s) ATS
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Fujikyu 6000 series (富士急行6000系 Fuji Kyūkō 6000-kei?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by private railway operator Fuji Kyuko (Fujikyu) on the Fujikyuko Line in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, since February 2012. A total of four 3-car trains are scheduled to be introduced during fiscal 2011 and 2012, converted from former JR East 205 series EMU cars.[1]

Design[edit]

Converted from former JR East 205 series EMU cars, the exterior and interior design of the 3-car 6000 series EMUs was overseen by industrial designer Eiji Mitooka.[1] The second set to enter service, 6001, uses LED lighting throughout.[2]

The first set, 6501, was converted from full-production 205 series cars, and has single-pane passenger windows, while subsequent sets (6001 onward) were converted from pre-production 205 series cars and have two-pane passenger windows.[3]

Operations[edit]

The 6000 series trains operate on the 26.6 km Fujikyuko Line in Yamanashi Prefecture, which runs between Ōtsuki and Kawaguchiko, and are normally used on all-stations "Local" services.[4]

Formation[edit]

The 6000 series are formed as 3-car sets as shown below, with car 1 at the Fujisan end.[3] The first set in service, 6501, was converted from three cars of former Keiyō Line 205 series set KeYo 22.[5] The second set, 6001, was converted from three cars of former Keiyō Line set KeYo 25.[5]

Car No. 1 2 3 Entry into service
6001 KuMoHa 6001 (ex MoHa 205-6) MoHa 6101 (ex MoHa 204-6) KuHa 6051 (ex KuHa 204-2) 18 March 2012
6501 KuMoHa 6501 (ex MoHa 205-33) MoHa 6601 (ex MoHa 204-33) KuHa 6551 (ex KuHa 204-11) 29 February 2012
Weight (t) 35.1 35.1 26.8  
Capacity (total) 146 156 146

The Mc cars are equipped with two FPS33E single-arm pantographs (only one normally used).[3]

History[edit]

Conversion[edit]

The first set of three former Keiyō Line 205 series cars was transferred in unpainted form from JR East's Nagano Works to the Fujikyuko Line in October 2011. Modifications involved transplanting a driving cab onto a former intermediate motored car, the provision of LED destination indicators, and passenger-operated door buttons.[6]

The second set (former Keiyo Line set KeYo 25) was transferred to the Fujikyuko Line in January 2012.[5]

Driver training commenced in February 2012, with the units still in unpainted form.[7]

Entry into service[edit]

The first set entered revenue service on 29 February 2012 (a date which can be read as fu-ji-kyu in Japanese).[4] A formal debut event was staged on 18 March 2012, from which date, set 6501 also entered revenue service.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "富士急行6000系(元JR205系)が2月29日にデビュー" [Fujikyu 6000 series (former JR 205 series) debuts on 29 February]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 41 (336): p.81. April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "6000系第2編成(6001F)営業運転開始" [2nd Fujikyu 6000 series set (6001) enters service]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Ltd. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "富士急行6000系" [Fujikyu 6000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd.) 52 (613): p.62–64. May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "富士の麓のニューフェイス!「6000系」がデビューしました" [A new face at the foot of Mt Fuji! 6000 series debut!]. Fujikyuko Line Event Information (in Japanese). Japan: Fuji Kyuko. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "富士急6000系2本目が甲種輸送される" [Second Fujikyu 6000 series set delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "もと京葉車両センター所属の205系が富士急行へ" [Former Keiyo 205 series moved to Fujikyu]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "6000系第1編成 乗務員習熟運転実施" [1st Fujikyu 6000 series set undergoes driver training]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Ltd. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.