Hankyu 2000 series

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Hankyu 2000 series
A 2000 series at Umeda Station
In service 1960–2013
Manufacturer Naniwa Kōki
Number built 114 vehicles
Number in service 9 vehicles (mixed 3000 series)
Number preserved 2 vehicles
Operator(s) Hankyu Railway
Car body construction Steel
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system Resistor control
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake
electro-pneumatic brake
Safety system(s) ATS
Coupling system Knuckle-Type
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Hankyu 2000 series (阪急電鉄2000系) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated in Japan by the private railway operator Hankyu Railway since 1960. It was the recipient of the inaugural Laurel Prize presented by the Japan Railfan Club in 1961.


The 2000 series included the following types.

  • 2021 series (later reclassified 2071 series)
  • 2100 series


Passenger accommodation consisted of longitudinal bench seating throughout.

Withdrawal and resale[edit]

The 2100 series cars were withdrawn between 1983 and 1985, and four-car sets was sold to the Nose Electric Railway, classified as 1500 series. The 2000 series cars were withdrawn between 1989 and 1992, and four-car sets was sold to the Nose Electric Railway, classified as 1700 series.[citation needed]