Odakyu 60000 series MSE

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Odakyu 60000 series MSE
Model 60000 of Odakyu Electric Railway.JPG
Odakyu 60000 series MSE at Ono depot, October 2007
In service March 2008–Present
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
Built at Toyokawa, Aichi
Family name MSE
Replaced Odakyu 20000 series RSE
JR Central 371 series
Constructed 2008–
Number built 32 vehicles (6 trainsets)
Number in service 32 vehicles (6 trainsets)
Formation 6/4 cars per set
Operator Odakyu Electric Railway
Depot(s) Kitami
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 20,000 mm (intermediate cars)
20,220 mm (end cars 1 & 10)
Width 2,850 mm (9 ft 4 in)
Height 4,140 mm (13 ft 7 in)
Maximum speed 110 km/h (68 mph) (service)
120 km/h (75 mph) (design)
Traction system Variable frequency (2-level IGBT)
Acceleration 2.0 km/h/s (Odakyu lines), 2.4 km/h/s (Tokyo Metro and Hakone Tozan lines)
Deceleration 4.0 km/h/s (service), 4.7 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead lines
Safety system(s) OM-ATS/D-ATS-P, ATC, ATS-PT
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Odakyu 60000 series MSE (小田急60000形 Odakyū 60000-gata?) (Multi Super Express) is a Romancecar electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Odakyu Electric Railway in Japan since March 2008. The trains are used on Odakyu through service to the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, and some trains also travel over the Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line, making it the first limited express train with reserved seats to operate through a subway line in Tokyo.

Operations[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

  • Asagiri
  • Metro Sagami
  • Metro Homeway

Weekends/holidays[edit]

  • Metro Sagami
  • Bay Resort
  • Metro Hakone
  • Metro Homeway

Formations[edit]

Gangwayed cab end

As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consists of four 6-car sets and two 4-cars sets (32 vehicles in total), formed as follows, with car 1 at the Odawara end and car 10 at the Tokyo end.[1][2]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M4 M3 M2' M1' Tc1' Tc2' M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering KuHa 60550 DeHa 60500 DeHa 60400 DeHa 60300 DeHa 60200 KuHa 60250 KuHa 60150 DeHa 60100 DeHa 60000 KuHa 60050
Weight (t) 32.1 39.6 38.9 38.3 36.4 32.3 33.1 38.8 38.5 31.8
Seating capacity 56 60 56 68 52 60 60 54 56 56

Cars 2, 3, 8, and 9 each have one single-arm pantograph.[2]

Interior[edit]

Accommodation is monoclass, with seating arranged 2+2 at a seat pitch of 983 mm (38.7 in).[1] All passenger saloons are designated no-smoking.[2] cars 2, 5, and 8 are equipped with toilets.[2] Refreshment counters are provided in cars 3 and 9.[1]

History[edit]

Two 6-car sets and one 4-car set were ordered in September 2006,[3] with the first 6-car set delivered from Nippon Sharyo in October 2007.[4] The trains entered service on 15 March 2008.

In 2009, the 60000 series MSE was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award, presented annually in Japan by the Japan Railfan Club for railway vehicles voted as being the most outstanding design of the year.[5]

A third 6-car set was delivered in October 2009.[6]

From the start of the revised timetable on 17 March 2012, 60000 series 6-car sets will be used on Asagiri services between Shinjuku and Gotemba, replacing the Odakyu 20000 series RSE and JR Central 371 series EMUs currently used.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 小田急電鉄60000形 [Odakyu 60000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 48 (564): p.54-61. April 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2013 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2013]. Japan: JRR. 30 July 2013. p. 58. ISBN 978-4-330-39313-1. 
  3. ^ http://www.odakyu.jp/program/info/data.info/1993_6852248_.pdf Odakyu press release (20 September 2006) (Japanese)
  4. ^ Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine, November 2007 issue
  5. ^ ブルーリボン賞・ローレル賞 選定車両一覧 [Blue Ribbon Award & Laurel Prize Winner List] (in Japanese). Japan: Japan Railfan Club. May 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Japan Railfan Magazine: "小田急ロマンスカー「MSE」が甲種輸送される" (31 October 2009). Retrieved 15 December 2009. (Japanese)
  7. ^ 2012年3月17日(土) ダイヤ改正を実施します。 [Timetable Revision Takes Effect from Saturday 17 March 2012] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Odakyu Electric Railway. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 

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