Chichibu Railway 7500 series

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Chichibu Railway 7500 series
Chichitetsu 7500 Kumagaya 20100515.jpg
Set 7501 at Kumagaya, May 2010
Manufacturer Tokyu Car Corporation
Replaced 1000 series
Entered service March 2010
Number built 21 vehicles (7 sets)
Number in service 21 vehicles (7 sets)
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Chichibu Railway
Depot(s) Kumagaya
Line(s) served Chichibu Main Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead wire
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Chichibu Railway 7500 series (秩父鉄道7500系) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type for Chichibu Main Line local services on the Chichibu Main Line operated by the private railway operator Chichibu Railway in Japan since March 2010.[1]

Overview[edit]

The three-car trains were converted from former Tokyu 8090 series cars. Conversion details include modifications for wanman driver-only operation, the addition of passenger door control buttons, and the replacement of the previous single-arm pantograph with two lozenge-type pantographs on the DeHa 7600 car.[1]

Formations[edit]

As of 1 April 2014, the fleet consists of seven three-car sets, formed as follows, with two motored ("M") cars and one non-powered trailer ("T") car. The DeHa 7500 car is at the Mitsumineguchi (west) end.[2]

Designation Mc M Tc
Numbering 7500 7601 7700

The DeHa 7600 car is fitted with two lozenge-type pantographs.[2]

History[edit]

Set 7502 in May 2011

The first three-car train, 7501, entered service on 25 March 2010.[1]

A second three-car set, 7502, was delivered in October 2010,[3] and entered revenue service from 24 December 2010.[4]

Build details[edit]

The conversion histories and former identities of the fleet are as shown below.[2]

Set No. Car No. Tokyu numbering Conversion date
7501 DeHa 7501 KuHa 8092 25 March 2010[5]
DeHa 7601 DeHa 8192
KuHa 7701 KuHa 8091
7502 DeHa 7502 KuHa 8083 24 December 2010[6]
DeHa 7602 DeHa 8184
KuHa 7702 KuHa 8084
7503 DeHa 7503 KuHa 8085 28 February 2011[6]
DeHa 7603 DeHa 8186
KuHa 7703 KuHa 8086
7504 DeHa 7504 KuHa 8093 21 November 2011[7]
DeHa 7604 DeHa 8194
KuHa 7704 KuHa 8094
7505 DeHa 7505 KuHa 8087 16 December 2011[7]
DeHa 7605 DeHa 8188
KuHa 7705 KuHa 8088
7506 DeHa 7506 KuHa 8095 12 March 2012[7]
DeHa 7606 DeHa 8196
KuHa 7706 KuHa 8096
7507 DeHa 7507 KuHa 8089 21 November 2013[8]
DeHa 7607 DeHa 8190
KuHa 7707 KuHa 8090

Special liveries[edit]

From September until November 2014, set 7502 carried a special "Geo Park Train" livery featuring wildlife formerly associated with the area.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 秩父鉄道 7500系 [Chichibu Railway 7500 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 50 no. 589. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. May 2010. p. 82. 
  2. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 2014 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2014]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 24 July 2014. p. 17. ISBN 978-4-330-48414-3. 
  3. ^ 甲種鉄道車両輸送計画表 [New Rolling Stock Delivery Schedule]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 39 no. 319. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. November 2010. p. 125. 
  4. ^ 秩父鉄道熊谷駅でミニイベント開催 [Mini-event at Chichibu Railway Kumagaya Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Koyusha Co., Ltd. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  5. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2010 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2010]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. August 2010. p. 182. ISBN 978-4-330-15310-0. 
  6. ^ a b 私鉄車両編成表 2011 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2011]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. July 2011. p. 192. ISBN 978-4-330-22711-5. 
  7. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 2012 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2012]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. July 2012. p. 25/201. ISBN 978-4-330-29911-2. 
  8. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2013 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2013]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 30 July 2013. p. 208. ISBN 978-4-330-39313-1. 
  9. ^ 秩父鉄道で「秩父ジオパークトレイン」運転 ["Geo Park Train" operates on Chichibu Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 

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