Keisei AE100 series
|Keisei AE100 series|
Keisei AE100 series on a Skyliner service, October 2008
|Replaced||Keisei AE series (1972)|
|Number built||56 vehicles (7 sets)|
|Number in service||16 vehicles (2 sets)|
|Number scrapped||40 vehicles (5 sets)|
|Formation||8 cars per trainset|
|Operator||Keisei Electric Railway|
|Line(s) served||Keisei Main Line|
|Car body construction||Steel|
|Doors||1 per side|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead wire|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The Keisei AE100 series (京成AE100形) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Keisei Electric Railway on City Liner limited express services between Tokyo and Keisei Narita in Japan. First delivered in 1990, the trains replaced the earlier AE series EMUs operating on Skyliner services providing a link between Tokyo and Narita Airport.
As of 1 April 2013, two 8-car sets were still in service out of the original fleet of seven sets.
The sets are formed as shown below, with six motored (M) cars and two unpowered trailer (T) cars, and car 1 at the Narita end.
- Cars 2 and 7 are each fitted with two scissors-type pantographs.
- The "x" in the individual car numbering corresponds to the set number (1 to 7).
- Cars 1 and 8 were originally designated as smoking cars, but all cars became no-smoking from 17 July 2008.
Passenger accommodation consists of standard class seating only, configured 2+2 abreast with pairs of reclining seats that can be rotated to face the direction of travel. Car 4 is equipped with a toilet and also a wheelchair space. Car 5 has a drink vending machine.
The fleet underwent refurbishment from 2001, with modifications internally to improve accessibility, and changes to the moquette seat covers. From 17 July 2010, all AE100 series trains were transferred to City Liner services.
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