Chichibu Railway 7800 series

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Chichibu Railway 7800 series
Chichibu 7801 Omaeda Station 20130316.JPG
The first set, 7801, March 2013
In service 16 March 2013–
Manufacturer Tokyu Car Corporation
Replaced 1000 series
Number built 8 vehicles (4 sets)
Number in service 8 vehicles (4 sets)
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 7801–7804
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)
Height 4,123 mm (13 ft 6.3 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
Bogies TS-807 (motored), TS-815 (trailer)
Safety system(s) ATS
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Chichibu Railway 7800 series (秩父鉄道7800系) is a 2-car electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Japanese private railway operator Chichibu Railway on Chichibu Main Line local services since 16 March 2013.[1]

Overview[edit]

The first 2-car train was converted from former Tokyu 8090 series (ja) cars in 2012 by Tokyu Techo Systems. Conversion details include the removal of electrical equipment from one former motored car, the addition two lozenge-type pantographs on the DeHa 7800 car, and the addition of new cab ends.[2]

Formations[edit]

The 2-car sets are formed as follows, with one motored ("M") car and one non-powered trailer ("T") car. The DeHa 7800 car is at the Mitsumineguchi (west) end.[3]

Designation Mc Tc
Numbering 7801 7901
Weight (t) 34.9 30.9
Capacity (Total/seated) 140/45 139/48

The DeHa 7800 car is fitted with two lozenge-type pantographs.[3]

History[edit]

The first set was rebuilt by Tokyu Techno Systems in December 2012.[2] It entered service from the start of the revised timetable on 16 March 2013.[1]

Build details[edit]

Tokyu 8090 series set

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

Set No. Car No. Tokyu numbering Conversion date
7801 DeHa 7801 DeHa 8490 15 March 2013[4]
KuHa 7901 DeHa 8290
7802 DeHa 7802 DeHa 8494 15 November 2013[3]
KuHa 7902 DeHa 8298
7803 DeHa 7803 DeHa 8496 24 February 2014[3]
KuHa 7903 DeHa 8282
7804 DeHa 7804 DeHa 8495 20 March 2014[3]
KuHa 7904 DeHa 8280

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 秩父鉄道7800系 [Chichibu Railway 7800 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 53 no. 626. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 2013. pp. 58–59. 
  2. ^ a b 秩父鉄道向け先頭車化改造車が姿を現す [Rebuilt train with new cab ends appears for Chichibu Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 私鉄車両編成表 2014 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2014]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 24 July 2014. p. 202. ISBN 978-4-330-48414-3. 
  4. ^ 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. 

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