Nankai 8000 series

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Nankai 8000 series
Nankai8000 1.JPG
Set 8001 on test, December 2007
In service 2008–
Manufacturer Tokyu Car, J-TREC
Built at Yokohama
Replaced 7000 series
Constructed 2007–
Number built 36 vehicles (9 sets)
Number in service 36 vehicles (9 sets)
Formation 4 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 8001–
Operator Nankai Electric Railway
Line(s) served Nankai Main Line, Nankai Wakayamakō Line, Nankai Airport Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in) (end cars)
20,700 mm (67 ft 11 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,820 mm (9 ft 3 in)
Height 4,140 mm (13 ft 7 in) (end cars)
4,050 mm (13 ft 3 in) (intermediate cars)
Floor height 1,150 mm (3 ft 9 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system MB-5091-A2 (180 kW) x4 per motor car (Variable-frequency)
Power output 1,440 kW per 4-car set
Acceleration 2.5 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.7 km/h/s (service)
4.0 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead wire
Bogies SS177M (motored)
SS177T (trailer)
Multiple working Nankai 12000 series
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Nankai 8000 series (南海8000系?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Nankai Electric Railway in Japan since 2008.[1]

Design[edit]

The 8000 series design was developed from the earlier 1000 series EMUs first introduced in 1992.[1]

Operations[edit]

The 8000 series is used on Nankai Line commuter services and also coupled with 12000 series EMUs on Southern Premium limited express services to provide non-reserved accommodation.[1]

Formation[edit]

As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consisted of nine 4-car sets formed as follows with two motored (M) cars and two trailer (T) cars.[2][3]

Designation Mc1 T1 T2 Mc2
Numbering 8000 8800 8850 8100
Weight (t) 37.5 26.0 27.5 36.0
Capacity (total/seated) 142/47 152/55 152/55 142/47

The two end cars are each fitted with one PT7144-B single-arm pantograph.[3]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal seating throughout, with a seat width of 460 mm (18 in) per person.[3]

History[edit]

The first sets entered service in 2008.[1]

Two 4-car sets, 8008 and 8009, were delivered from the J-TREC factory in Yokohama in January 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両年鑑2013 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2013]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. 20 March 2013. p. 120. ISBN 978-4-86320-693-9. 
  2. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2013 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2013]. Japan: JRR. 30 July 2013. p. 153. ISBN 978-4-330-39313-1. 
  3. ^ a b c Fukuhara, Eiji (April 2008). 南海電気鉄道8000系 [Nankai 8000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 48 (564): p.62-66. 
  4. ^ 8000系8008・8009編成 甲種輸送 [8000 series sets 8008 and 8009 delivered]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Ltd. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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