Kintetsu 7000 series

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Kintetsu 7000 series
A 7000 series refurbishment train, August 2006
In service 1986–
Manufacturer Kinki Sharyo
Family name Super Electronic Commuter[1]
Constructed 1984–1989
Refurbishment 2004
Number built 54 vehicles (9 sets)
Number in service 54 vehicles (9 sets)
Formation 6 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
Depot(s) Higashihanazono
Line(s) served
Car body construction Steel
Car length 19,000 mm (62 ft 4 in)
Width 2,900 mm (9 ft 6 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Maximum speed 95 km/h (60 mph) on the Kintetsu Keihanna Line
70 km/h (45 mph) on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chuo Line
Traction system Variable frequency (GTO) (except Set 7008)
Variable frequency (IGBT) (Set 7008)
Power output 140 kW per motor
Acceleration 3.0 km/h/s
Electric system(s) 750 V DC
Current collection method Third rail
Bogies KD-92
Braking system(s) Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s) ATC
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Kintetsu 7000 series (近鉄7000系?) is a commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway since 1986. In 1987, it was awarded the Laurel Prize, presented annually by the Japan Railfan Club.


The 7000 series sets operate on Keihanna Line service, including through-running to and from Osaka Municipal Subway Chūō Line line.


Designation Tc M T M M Tc
Numbering Ku 7100 Mo 7200 Sa 7300 Mo 7400 Mo 7500 Ku 7600


Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout.


  1. ^ Good Design Award (Japanese)

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