Keio 3000 series
|Keio 3000 series|
Inokashira Line 3000 series (refurbished type), May 2006
|Number built||145 vehicles (29 sets)|
|Number in service||None|
|Formation||5 cars per trainset|
|Line(s) served||Keio Inokashira Line|
|Car body construction||Stainless steel|
|Car length||18.5 m (60 ft 8 in)|
|Doors||3 per side|
|Maximum speed||90 km/h (56 mph)|
|Traction system||120 kW (161 hp) traction motors|
|Power output||120 kW per motor|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The 3000 series was the first Keio rolling stock to use completely stainless steel body construction. A total of 29 5-car sets (145 cars) were built from 1962 by Tokyu Car, and in 1963, the design was the recipient of the third Laurel Prize presented annually by the Japan Railfan Club.
Each trainset featured a livery in one of the seven pastel hues corresponding to a train configuration, a unique feature found only on the Inokashira line. A number of trains were later resold to operate on other lines throughout Japan.
- Each of the motored cars had a single-arm pantograph.
- Car 3 was designated as a mildly air-conditioned car.
The first trains entered service on the Inokashira Line in 1962. The fleet underwent refurbishment from 1996, with the original fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) cab ends replaced by new steel cab ends with panoramic windscreens and front skirts.
Withdrawal and resale
Withdrawal of the 3000 series fleet began in 1996 following the introduction of new 1000 series sets. The last remaining sets were withdrawn by the end of 2011. The withdrawal dates for the later, refurbished sets were as shown below.
|Set No.||Withdrawal date|
|3716||4 December 2008|
|3717||20 May 2009|
|3718||15 June 2009|
|3719||26 March 2009|
|3720||10 November 2008|
|3721||4 February 2009|
|3722||23 February 2009|
|3723||13 July 2009|
|3724||7 September 2009|
|3725||14 October 2009|
|3726||11 November 2009|
|3727||2 December 2009|
|3728||6 December 2011|
|3729||27 June 2011|
A number of sets were resold to other private railway companies, including the Hokuriku Railroad, Jomo Electric Railway, Gakunan Railway, Matsumoto Electric Railway (Alpico Kotsu), and Iyo Railway. In 2007, it was announced that former 3000 series EMUs would be resold to the Choshi Electric Railway in Choshi, Chiba, and converted to two-car sets. However, this plan was cancelled due to the cost of converting the 1,500 V DC cars to 600 V DC operation.
Two early, narrow-body 3000 series sets were resold to the Hokuriku Railroad in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, where they became two-car 8800 series sets 8801 to 8802. Later, wide-body sets were also resold to become two-car 7700 series set 7701 and 8900 series sets 8901 to 8903.
Jomo Electric Railway
Matsumoto Electric Railway (Alpico Kotsu)
Car 3719 is preserved at the Keio Rail-Land open-air museum next to Tama-Dōbutsukōen Station on the Keio Dōbutsuen Line in Hino, Tokyo, which opened in October 2013. Car 3719 was built in 1979 by Tokyo Car, and was withdrawn in March 2009.
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