Kita-Osaka Kyuko 8000 series
|Kita-Osaka Kyuko 8000 series|
A refurbished 8000 series set, August 2013
|Constructed||1986-1993 (9-car sets),
1995-1996 (additional 10th cars)
|Number built||70 vehicles (7 sets)|
|Number in service||70 vehicles (7 sets)|
|Formation||10 cars per trainset (originally 9 cars)|
|Fleet numbers||8001 - 8007|
|Capacity||1,280 per set|
|Operator||Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway|
|Line(s) served||Kitakyu Namboku Line, Midōsuji Line|
|Car body construction||Aluminium|
|Width||2,890 mm (9 ft 6 in)|
|Height||3,745 mm (12 ft 3.4 in)|
|Doors||4 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||70 km/h (45 mph)|
|Traction system||Variable-frequency (GTO)|
|Deceleration||3.5 km/h/s （service）
4.5 km/h/s （emergency）
|Electric system(s)||750 V DC|
|Current collection method||Third rail|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The Kita-Osaka Kyuko 8000 series (北大阪急行電鉄8000形?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway on the Kitakyu Namboku Line in north Osaka, with through service to the Osaka Municipal Subway Midōsuji Line.
This EMU was introduced in 1987 to replace ageing rolling stock which were mostly developed from Osaka Municipal Subway rolling stock. It was also one of the three recipients of the 27th Laurel Prize of the Japan Railfan Club.
As of 1 April 2014, the fleet consisted of seven 10-car sets formed as shown below, with five motored ("M") cars and five non-powered trailer ("T") cars, and car 1 at the Senri-Chuo end.
Each car includes a wheelchair space.
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