Tobu 300 series

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Tobu 300 series
Tobu Railway 300 Limited Express Kirifuri.jpg
300 series on a Kirifuri service, October 2007
In service July 1991–
Constructed 1990–1991
Number in service 24 vehicles (5 sets)
Formation 4/6 cars per trainset
Operator Tobu Railway
Depot(s) Kasukabe
Line(s) served Tobu Skytree Line, Tobu Nikko Line
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Car length 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Doors One per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Acceleration 2.23 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.7 km/h/s (service)
5.0 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead line
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Tobu 300 series and 350 series (東武300系・350系 Tōbu 300/350-kei?) are limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) train types operated by the Tobu Railway in Japan. Rebuilt from former 1800 series express sets, the trains are used on limited express and charter services on the Tobu Skytree Line and Tobu Nikko Line.[1]

Operations[edit]

The fleet consists of two 6-car 300 series and three 4-car 350 series sets.[2] As of April 2011, the 350 series sets are used on Shimotsuke and Kirifuri limited express services, while the 300 series are reserved for additional services or charter workings.[2]

Formations[edit]

The 6-car 300 series and 4-car 350 series sets are formed as shown below.[2]

300 series sets 301 to 302[edit]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation Tc2 M3 M4 M1 M2 Tc1
Numbering 300-6 300-5 300-4 300-3 300-2 300-1

Car 2 is fitted with a scissors-type pantograph, and car 4 is fitted with two.[2]

350 series sets 351 to 353[edit]

A 350 series set on a Kirifuri service, July 2008
Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation Tc2 M1 M2 Tc1
Numbering 350-4 350-3 350-2 350-1

Car 2 is fitted with two scissors-type pantographs, and car 4 is fitted with two.[2]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation is monoclass with unidirectional rotating/reclining seats arranged with a seat pitch of 960 mm (38 in).[3]

History[edit]

Two 300 series 6-car sets were built in 1990 from former 1800 series express EMUs displaced by the arrival of new 200 series EMUs.[1] Three 350 series 4-car sets were similarly rebuilt in 1991, with the trains entering service from the start of the revised timetable on 21 July 1991.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2006東武鉄道優等車両カタログ" [2006 Tōbu Railway Express Rolling Stock Catalogue]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 35 (264): p.25–26. April 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c d e 私鉄車両編成表 2011 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2011]. Japan: JRR. July 2011. p. 45. ISBN 978-4-330-22711-5. 
  3. ^ 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 164. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9. 

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