Hankyu 6300 series

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Hankyu 6300 series
Hankyu 6300 blue-ribbon2.jpg
A 6300 series train in original style before 1976
In service 1975–
Manufacturer Alna Kōki
Replaced 2800 series, 2300 series
Refurbishment 2008–2011
Number built 72 vehicles (9 sets)
Number in service 24 vehicles (5 sets)
Number scrapped 48 vehicles
Formation 4/6 (originally 8) cars per trainset
Operator(s) Hankyu Railway
Depot(s) Katsura
Line(s) served Hankyū Kyōto Main Line
Hankyū Arashiyama Line
Car body construction Steel
Doors 2 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system Resistor control
Field chopper control (set 6330)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Braking system(s) Dynamic brake
Regenerative brake (set 6330)
Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s) ATS
Coupling system Shibata-Type
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Hankyu 6300 series (阪急電鉄6300系 Hankyū Dentetsu 6300-kei?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated in Japan by the private railway operator Hankyu Railway since 1975.[1]


The 4-car 6300 series trains operate on the Hankyū Arashiyama Line.


As of 1 April 2012, a total of 24 vehicles are in operation, formed as two 6-car sets and three 4-car sets.[2]

4-car sets[edit]

The three 4-car sets, numbered 6351 to 6363, are formed as follows, with two motored (M) cars and two unpowered trailer (T) cars.[2]

Designation Tc M M' Tc
Numbering 6350 6800 6900 6450

The "M" cars are fitted with two scissors-type pantographs.[2]

6-car sets[edit]

The two 6-car sets, numbered 6350 and 6354 (Kyō-Train), are formed as follows, with four motored (M) cars and two unpowered trailer (T) cars.[2]

Designation Tc M M' M M' Tc
Numbering 6350 6800 6900 6800 6900 6450

The two "M" cars are each fitted with two scissors-type pantographs.[2]


The Hankyu 6300 series were originally built for limited express services on the Hankyū Kyōto Main Line line starting in 1975 and refurbished for Arashiyama Line services from 2009.

The Hankyu 6300 series was awarded the 1976 Blue Ribbon Award of the Japan Railfan Club.


  1. ^ 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 68. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9. 
  2. ^ a b c d e 私鉄車両編成表 2012 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2012]. Japan: JRR. July 2012. p. 141. ISBN 978-4-330-29911-2.