Keihan 700 series

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Keihan 700 series
Keihan 700 series set 701 Ishiyamadera 20060315.jpg
Set 701 in March 2006
Manufacturer Keihan Electric Railway
Built at Nishikori
Entered service 1992
Number built 10 vehicles (5 sets)
Number in service 10 vehicles (5 sets)
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 701–709
Operator(s) Keihan Electric Railway
Line(s) served Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line
Car body construction Steel
Car length 15,000 mm (49 ft 3 in)
Width 2,380 mm (7 ft 10 in)
Height 3,980 mm (13 ft 1 in)
Doors 2 pairs per side
Maximum speed 70 km/h (45 mph)
Traction system Field phase control
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead wire
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Keihan 700 series (京阪700系, Keihan 700-kei) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) commuter train type operated by the private railway operator Keihan Electric Railway on the Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line in Japan since 1992.[1]


Passenger accommodation consists of a longitudinal bench seating.[1]


As of 1 April 2016, the fleet consists of five two-car sets (701 to 709), formed as follows.[2] All cars are motored.[2]

Designation Mc1 Mc2
Numbering 70x 70x

Each car has one lozenge-type pantograph.[2]


The first trains entered service in 1992.[1]

Future developments[edit]

Between June 2017 and March 2021, the entire fleet of 700 series trains is scheduled to be repainted in the standard corporate Keihan Electric Railway livery of "rest green" on the upper body and "atmos white" on the lower body separated by a "fresh green" stripe.[3]


  1. ^ a b c 私鉄車両年鑑2015 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2015] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. 20 June 2015. p. 62. ISBN 978-4-8022-0003-5. 
  2. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 137. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  3. ^ 京阪 大津線車輌のカラーデザインを変更 [Keihan Otsu Line trains to be reliveried]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 13 March 2017. Archived from the original on 14 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 

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