Keisei 3500 series

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Keisei 3500 series
Keisei Electric Railway 3500renewal.jpg
A refurbished Keisei 3500 series, October 2008
In service 1972–Present
Constructed 1972–1982
Refurbishment 1996–2001
Number built 96 vehicles (24 sets)
Number in service 72 vehicles
Number scrapped 24 vehicles
Formation 8/6/4 cars per set
Operator Keisei Electric Railway
Line(s) served Keisei Main Line, Toei Asakusa Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Keisei 3500 series (京成3500形?) is a commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Keisei Electric Railway in the Tokyo area of Japan since 1972.[1]

Operations[edit]

The 3500 series sets operate on the Keisei Main Line and also on Toei Asakusa Line inter-running services, but are not capable of operating through to Keikyu lines.[1]

Formations[edit]

Originally built as 4-car sets, the fleet was subsequently reformed into 8-, 6-, and 4-car sets.[1]

As of 1 April 2012, the fleet consists of 72 vehicles.[2]

8-car sets[edit]

The 8-car sets are formed as shown below. All cars are motored.[2]

Designation M2 M1' M1' M2 M2 M1' M1' M2

The M1' cars are each fitted with one single-arm pantograph.[2]

6-car sets[edit]

The 6-car sets are formed as shown below. All cars are motored.[2]

Designation M2 M1' M2 M1' M1' M2
Designation M2 M1' M1' M2 M1' M2

The M1' cars are each fitted with one single-arm pantograph.[2]

4-car sets[edit]

The 4-car (unrefurbished) sets are formed as shown below. All cars are motored.[2]

Designation M2 M1' M1' M2

The M1' cars are each fitted with one lozenge-type pantograph.[2]

Interior[edit]

Seating consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout.[1]

History[edit]

An unrefurbished 3500 series, June 2009

Major refurbishment of the fleet commenced in 1996, with a total of 56 vehicles refurbished by 2001.[1] Refurbishment involved redesigned front ends and upgraded interiors.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 131. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 私鉄車両編成表 2012 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2012] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. July 2012. p. 37. ISBN 978-4-330-29911-2. 
  3. ^ "京成3500形リニュアル車" [Refurbished Keisei 3500 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 36 (422): p.61. June 1996.