Hankyu 2300 series

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Hankyu 2300 series
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A 2300 series on a Semi-express service, April 2007.
In service 1960–
Manufacturer Naniwa Kōki
Number built 78 vehicles
Number in service 28 vehicles (4 sets)
Number preserved 2 vehicles
Number scrapped 48 vehicles
Formation 7 (formerly 2/3/4/5/6) cars per trainset
Operator Hankyu Railway
Depot(s) Katsura
Line(s) served Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Hankyu Senri Line
Car body construction Steel
Car length 19,000 mm (62 ft 4 in)
Width 2,808 mm (9 ft 2.6 in)
Height 4,120 mm (13 ft 6 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system Field chopper control
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake
electro-pneumatic brake
Safety system(s) ATS
Coupling system Knuckle-Type
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Hankyu 2300 series (阪急電鉄2300系?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated in Japan by the private railway operator Hankyu Railway since 1960. It was the recipient of the inaugural Laurel Prize presented by the Japan Railfan Club in 1961.


Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Designation Mc M' To Mo M' T Tc
Numbering 2300 2330 2350 2300 2330 2380 2350
  • The "Mc" and "Mo" cars are each fitted with two lozenge-type pantographs.


Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout.