Hanshin 5550 series

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Hanshin 5550 series
5550 series, January 2011
In service 2010–
Manufacturer Alna Sharyo/Hanshin
Built at Settsu, Amagasaki
Constructed 2010
Number built 4 vehicles (1 set)
Number in service 4 vehicles (1 set)
Formation 4 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Hanshin Electric Railway
Line(s) served Hanshin Main Line
Car body construction Steel
Car length 18,980 mm (62 ft 3 in) (end cars), 18,880 mm (61 ft 11 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height 4,085 mm (13 ft 4.8 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system Variable frequency (IGBT)
Power output 170 kW per motor
Acceleration 4.0 km/h/s
Deceleration 4.5 km/h/s (service and emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s) Hanshin ATS
Coupling system Shibata-type
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Hanshin 5550 series (阪神電鉄5550系?) is a commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Hanshin Electric Railway in Japan since 2010.[1]


The design was based on the earlier 5500 series trains, which were themselves developed from the 8000 series trains.[1] The bogies are the same as those used on the 1000 series trains.[1]


Together with the 5500 series trains, the 5550 series set is primarily used on Hanshin Main Line services.[1]


As of 1 April 2013, one four-car set is in service, formed as shown below, with three motored "M" cars and one non-powered trailer "T" car.[2] The "Mc" car is at the Umeda end.[3]

Designation Mc M1 M2 Tc
Numbering 5551 5651 5652 5562
Weight (t) 35.5 35.0 35.0 29.0
124/46 133/50 133/50 124/46

Each motored car is fitted with one single-arm pantograph.[3]


Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout, with sculpted seats finished in blue moquette.[1]


The first train entered revenue service 29 December 2010.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 55. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9. 
  2. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2012 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2012]. Japan: JRR. July 2012. p. 145. ISBN 978-4-330-29911-2. 
  3. ^ a b "阪神電気鉄道5550系" [Hanshin 5550 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 50 (596): p.75–77. December 2010. 
  4. ^ 阪神5550系が営業運転を開始 [Hanshin 5550 series enters service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Koyusha Co., Ltd. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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