Kintetsu 23000 series

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Kintetsu 23000 series
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Kintetsu 23000 series, November 2008
In service 1994–
Manufacturer Kinki Sharyo
Family name Ise-Shima Liner
Constructed 1994–1995
Refurbishment 2012–2013
Number built 36 vehicles (6 sets)
Number in service 36 vehicles (6 sets)
Formation 6 cars per trainset
Operator Kintetsu
Depot(s) Takayasu
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Train length 124.4 m (408 ft)
Car length 20,820 mm (68 ft 4 in) (end cars)
20,520 mm (67 ft 4 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Doors Plug doors (1 per side)
Maximum speed 130 km/h (80 mph)
Weight 244 t (240 long tons; 269 short tons)
Traction system Variable-frequency drive
Power output 3,200 kW
Acceleration 2.5 km/(h·s) (0 mph/s)
Deceleration 4.0 km/(h·s) (0 mph/s)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC overhead line
Current collection method Scissors-type pantographs
Bogies Bolsterless
KD-307A (trailer)
KD-307 (motored)
Braking system(s) Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s) Kintetsu ATS (old/new)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Kintetsu 23000 series (近鉄23000系?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated in Japan by Kintetsu Corporation since 1994.[1]

Formations[edit]

The fleet of six 6-car sets are formed as follows, with four motored (M) intermediate cars and two trailer ends cars.[2][3]

Car No. 6 5 4 3 2 1
Designation Tc M M M M Tc
Numbering 23100 23200 23300 23400 23500 23600
Weight (t) 36.2 42.2 41.2 41.2 42.2 36.2
Seating capacity 39 36 48 48 50 52

Cars 2 and 5 are each fitted with two scissors-type pantographs.[2]

Interior[edit]

Cars 1 to 4 have regular 2+2 abreast unidirectional seating.[3] Car 5 is designated a "Salon Car", and has fixed facing seating bays with tables arranged 2+1 abreast.[3] Car 6 is designated a "Deluxe Car", and has 2+1 abreast unidirectional seating.[3]

History[edit]

Refurbishment[edit]

The trainsets are scheduled to undergo refurbishment between summer 2012 and July 2013, with new interiors and external repainting in red or yellow liveries. The first refurbished set returned to service from 4 August 2012, with the last set completed by July 2013.[3]

Set No. Colour Date refurbished
23101      Red June 2013 (scheduled)
23102      Yellow December 2012 (scheduled)
23103      Red 4 August 2012
23104      Yellow September 2012
23105      Red July 2013 (scheduled)
23106      Yellow February 2013 (scheduled)

Further reading[edit]

  • Magata, Hiroyasu (October 2012). "近鉄23000系リニューアル車" [Kintetsu refurbished 23000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd.) 52 (618): p.50–55. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 50. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9. 
  2. ^ a b 私鉄車両編成表 2011 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2011]. Japan: JRR. July 2011. p. 119. ISBN 978-4-330-22711-5. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Magata, Hiroyasu (October 2012). "近鉄23000系リニュアル車" [Refurbished Kintetsu 23000 series EMU]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd.) 52 (618): p.50–55. 

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