Keikyu 600 series

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Keikyu 600 series
Keikyu 600 Series EMU (III) 013.JPG
Unrefurbished 600 series, May 2008
In service 1994–-
Replaced 1000 series
Refurbishment 2009–
Number built 88 vehicles (14 sets)
Number in service 88 vehicles (14 sets)
Formation 4/8 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Keikyu
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 18,000 mm (59 ft 1 in)
Width 2,830 mm (9 ft 3 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method overhead wire
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Keikyu 600 series (京急600形?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by private railway operator Keikyu on commuter services in the Tokyo area of Japan since 1994. They were introduced to replace the ageing 1000 series sets on limited express services.[1]


As of 1 April 2012, the fleet consists of eight 8-car sets and six 4-car sets (classified 650 series).[2]

8-car sets[edit]

The 8-car sets 601 to 607 are formed as follows, with six motored (M) cars and two trailer (T) cars.[2]

Designation M1c M2 Tu Ts M1' M2 M1 M2c
Numbering 60x-1 60x-2 60x-3 60x-4 60x-5 60x-6 60x-7 60x-8
  • The "x" in the car numbers corresponds to the set number.
  • The "M1c" and "M1" cars are each fitted with one lozenge-type pantograph, and the "M1'" car is fitted with two pantographs.[2]

The 8-car set 608 is formed as follows, with four motored (M) cars and four trailer (T) cars.[2]

Designation Muc T Tp1 Mu Ms T Tp1 Msc
Numbering 608-1 608-2 608-3 608-4 608-5 608-6 608-7 608-8
  • The two "Tp1" cars are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[2]

4-car sets[edit]

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

Designation Muc T Tp2 Msc
Numbering 65x-1 65x-2 65x-3 65x-4
  • The "Tp2" car is fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[2]


Set 606 is painted in a special "Blue Sky Train" livery.[2]


The first batch of sets introduced featured transverse facing seating bays throughout, but later sets featured longitudinal seating, and from 2004, the earlier seats were also modified with some transverse seating bays replaced by longitudinal seats.[1]


  1. ^ a b 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 121. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h 私鉄車両編成表 2012 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2012]. Japan: JRR. July 2012. p. 43. ISBN 978-4-330-29911-2. 

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