Kintetsu 15400 series

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Kintetsu 15400 series
15400 series Kagirohi EMU, April 2013
In serviceDecember 2011–
Family nameKagirohi
Number built4 vehicles (2 sets)
Formation2 cars per trainset
Operator(s)Kintetsu Railway
Car length20,500 mm (67 ft 3 in)
Width2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height4,150 mm (13 ft 7 in)
Maximum speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Acceleration2.5 km/h/s
Deceleration4.0 km/h/s
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead line
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Kintetsu 15400 series (近鉄15400系) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type in Japan rebuilt from two former Kintetsu 12200 series EMUs in 2011 for use on tourist charter services in the Osaka and Nagoya areas under the name "Kagirohi" (かぎろひ) operated by the Kintetsu Corporation group company Club Tourism from 23 December 2011.[1][2]


Two former Kintetsu 12200 series 2-car EMU sets (Mo 12241 + Ku 12341 and Mo 12242 + Ku 12342) were rebuilt in 2011 to become new 15400 series sets. These are repainted in a new dark green livery with gold lining.[1]


The two 2-car sets are formed as follows, with the Mo 15400 car at the Osaka end.[1][3][4]

Designation Mc Tc
Numbering Mo 15400 Ku 15300
Weight (t) 39.3 34.7
Seating capacity 48 46

The Mc cars are fitted with two PT42 lozenge-type pantographs.[4]


Passenger accommodation consists of pairs of rotating, reclining seats, arranged 2+2 abreast with a seat pitch of 980 mm (39 in).[4] The rebuilt trains feature carpeted floors and new toilets with heated seats.[3]


15400 series set undergoing repainting, November 2011

The 15400 series train was officially unveiled in a ceremony at Ōsaka Uehommachi Station on 15 December 2011, at which the train's new name, "Kagirohi", was also announced.[5]

The train is scheduled to enter revenue service from 23 December 2011.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "近畿日本鉄道15400系" [Kintetsu 15400 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 52 no. 609. Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd. January 2012. p. 57.
  2. ^ 近鉄:クラブツーリズム専用列車「かぎろひ」運行 [Kintetsu to operate dedicated Club Tourism train "Kagirohi"]. (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 17 December 2011. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "近畿日本鉄道 "クラブツーリズム専用列車" が12月23日にデビュー" [Kintetsu "Club Tourism Train" to enter service from 23 December]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 40 no. 332. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. December 2011. p. 74.
  4. ^ a b c Okuyama, Motoki (March 2012). "近畿日本鉄道15400系" [Kintetsu 15400 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 52 no. 611. Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd. pp. 62–64.
  5. ^ 近鉄15400系「かぎろひ」の試乗会 [Preview ride of Kintetsu 15400 series "Kagirohi"]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.

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