Keio 5000 series

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For the Keio 5000 series train type to be introduced in 2018, see Keio 5000 series (2018).
Keio 5000 series
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Preserved 5000 series
In service 1963–1996
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corp, Hitachi
Constructed 1963-1969
Number built 155 vehicles (48 sets)
Formation 2/3/4 cars per set
Operator(s) Keio Corporation
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Doors 3 sliding doors per side
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead
Track gauge 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)

The Keio 5000 series (京王5000系?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type which was formerly operated by Keio Corporation in Japan and first introduced in 1963. Built in batches by Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corp, and Hitachi, it was the recipient of the fourth Laurel Prize of the Japan Railfan Club.

A total of 155 vehicles were built between 1963 and 1969, formed as 23 four-car sets, 13 three-car sets, and 12 two-car sets.[1]

Withdrawal and resale[edit]

Withdrawals started in 1987, with the last remaining non-air-conditioned two-car sets (5101 to 5112) operating until 21 March 1989.[1] All units were withdrawn from Keio services by December 1996, and a number of units have since been converted for use on other lines throughout Japan, including the Iyotetsu 700 series.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (August 2016). 他社へ転じた大手私鉄の車両たち 平成27年度分、28両を解析 [Major private railway rolling stock transferred to other operators: An analysis of the 28 cars transferred in fiscal 2015]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 56 no. 664. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. p. 74-75. 
  2. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2015 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 23 July 2015. p. 174. ISBN 978-4-330-58415-7.