Fukuoka Subway 3000 series

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Fukuoka Subway 3000 series
Fukuoka city subway emu3000.jpg
3000 series set 01 at Hashimoto Depot in 2015
Manufacturer Hitachi
Family name Hitachi A-train
Entered service 3 February 2005
Number in service 68 cars (17 sets)
Formation 4 cars per trainset
Capacity 378
Operator(s) Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau
Line(s) served Nanakuma Line
Specifications
Car body construction aluminium alloy
Car length
  • 16,750 mm (54 ft 11 in) (end cars)
  • 16,500 mm (54 ft 2 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,490 mm (8 ft 2 in)
Height 3,145 mm (10 ft 3.8 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 70 km/h
Weight 105.1 tonnes
Traction system Linear motor (Variable-frequency)
Acceleration 3.2 km/h/s
Deceleration 4.0 km/h/s (4.5 km/h/s for emergency brake)
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake, Brake-by-wire
Safety system(s) ATC, ATO, SR
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Fukuoka Subway 3000 series (福岡市交通局3000系) is an electric multiple unit operated by Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau on the Nanakuma Line in Fukuoka, Japan.[1]

Design[edit]

The exterior was designed by the German industrial designer Alexander Neumeister.[1] Each side of the cars is equipped with three pairs of doors. The bodyside is white with a small light-green line which runs from the front along the top of the windows. This represents the ridge of Mount Abura (located in Jōnan-ku, Sawara-ku and Minami-ku, Fukuoka). Muromi River (located in Nishi-ku and Sawara-ku, Fukuoka) is represented by a light blue stripe along the bottom of the train. There is an emergency door at each end of the train.

Equipment[edit]

Trainsets consist of four cars, all motored. The trains are equipped with ATO and can be operated unmanned, but driver-only operation is used. The trains use Insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), a variable-frequency drive system, and LED train destination indicator panels. All cars are air-conditioned.

History[edit]

The 3000 series was introduced on 3 February 2005 on the newly opened Nanakuma Line between Tenjin-Minami and Hashimoto. Unlike the 1000 series and 2000 series trains operated on the Kūkō Line and Hakozaki Line, the 3000 series trains are standard gauge (1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)) and use linear motor propulsion.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fukuoka Subway 3000 series train details. Retrieved on 31 January 2009. (in Japanese)