Hankyu 6300 series
|Hankyu 6300 series|
A 6300 series train in original style before 1976
|Replaced||2800 series, 2300 series|
|Number built||72 vehicles (9 sets)|
|Number in service||24 vehicles (5 sets)|
|Number scrapped||48 vehicles|
|Formation||4/6 (formerly 8) cars per trainset|
|Line(s) served||Hankyū Kyōto Main Line
Hankyū Arashiyama Line
|Car body construction||Steel|
|Doors||2 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Traction system||Resistor control
Field chopper control (set 6330)
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead catenary|
|Braking system(s)||Dynamic brake
Regenerative brake (set 6330)
Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The 4-car 6300 series trains operate on the Hankyū Arashiyama Line.
As of 1 April 2012, a total of 24 vehicles are in operation, formed as two 6-car sets and three 4-car sets.
The three 4-car sets, numbered 6351 to 6363, are formed as follows, with two motored (M) cars and two unpowered trailer (T) cars.
The two 6-car sets, numbered 6350 and 6354 (Kyō-Train), are formed as follows, with four motored (M) cars and two unpowered trailer (T) cars.
The two "M" cars are each fitted with two scissors-type pantographs.
The Hankyu 6300 series were originally built for limited express services on the Hankyū Kyōto Main Line line starting in 1975 and refurbished for Arashiyama Line services from 2009.
The Hankyu 6300 series was awarded the 1976 Blue Ribbon Award of the Japan Railfan Club.
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