Kita-Osaka Kyuko 8000 series

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Kita-Osaka Kyuko 8000 series
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A refurbished 8000 series set, August 2013
In service 1987-present
Manufacturer Alna Kōki
Family name "Polestar"
Replaced 2000 series
Constructed 1986-1993 (9-car sets),
1995-1996 (additional 10th cars)
Refurbishment 2012-
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
Depot(s) Momoyamadai Depot
Line(s) served Kitakyu Namboku Line, Midōsuji Line
Specifications
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)
Acceleration 3.0 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.5 km/h/s (service)
4.5 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 750 V DC
Current collection method Third rail
Safety system(s) WS-ATC
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 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.

Design[edit]

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.

Formation[edit]

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.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc1 M0 Te M1 M2' Te' T M1 M2 Tc2
Numbering 8000 8100 8200 8300 8400 8500 8600 8700 8800 8900

Each car includes a wheelchair space.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 私鉄車両編成表 2014 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2014] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 24 July 2014. ISBN 978-4-330-48414-3.