Kita-Osaka Kyuko 9000 series

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Kita-Osaka Kyuko 9000 series
Kitakyū 9000 momoyamadai.JPG
The first 9000 series set in May 2014
In service April 2014 –
Manufacturer Kinki Sharyo
Family name "Polestar II"
Replaced 8000 series
Constructed 2014–
Number built 30 vehicles (3 sets)
Number in service 30 vehicles (3 sets)
Formation 10 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway
Depot(s) Momoyamadai Depot
Line(s) served Kitakyu Namboku Line, Midōsuji Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 18,900 mm (62 ft 0 in) (end cars)
18,700 mm (61 ft 4 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,880 mm (9 ft 5 in)
Height 3,745 mm (12 ft 3.4 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Maximum speed 95 km/h (60 mph)
Traction system Variable-frequency (PMSM)
Power output 170 kW x 4 per motored car
Acceleration 2.8 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.5 km/h/s (service)
4.5 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 750 V DC
Current collection method Third rail
Bogies SS178M (motor)
SS178T (trailer)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Kita-Osaka Kyuko 9000 series (北大阪急行電鉄9000形) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway ("Kitakyu") on the Kitakyu Namboku Line in north Osaka since April 2014.[1]

Formation[edit]

As of 1 April 2015, two ten-car sets are in operation, formed as shown below, with four motored ("M") cars and six non-powered trailer ("T") cars, and car 1 at the Senri-Chuo end.[1][2]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Mc1 Tp Te T1 M2 M1 T2 Te Tp Mc2
Numbering 900x 910x 920x 930x 940x 950x 960x 970x 980x 990x
Weight (t) 37.6 28.8 30.7 27.5 36.4 36.4 27.5 30.7 28.8 37.6
Capacity (Total/seated) 128/39 138/45 138/45 138/45 138/45 138/45 138/45 138/45 138/45 128/39

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating with "golden olive" green moquette seat covers.[1] LED lighting is used throughout.[1] Each car includes a wheelchair space.[1]

History[edit]

The first set entered revenue service on 28 April 2014.[1] The third set, 9003, entered service on 27 February 2016. This set features a full-body brown and cream vinyl wrapping livery.[3]

Fleet history[edit]

The build details for the fleet are as shown below.[2]

Set No. Manufacturer Date delivered
9001 Kinki Sharyo 21 April 2014
9002 Kinki Sharyo 2 February 2015
9003 Kinki Sharyo January 2016[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Higashino, Yukihiro (July 2014). 北大阪急行電鉄9000形 [Kita-Osaka Kyuko 9000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 54 no. 639. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 95–99. 
  2. ^ a b 私鉄車両編成表 2015 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 23 July 2015. p. 156. ISBN 978-4-330-58415-7. 
  3. ^ 北大阪急行電鉄9000形3次車が営業運転を開始 [Kita-Osaka Kyuko 9000 series 3rd-batch set enters service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  4. ^ 北大阪急行9000形第3編成が陸送される [Third Kita-Osaka Kyuko 9000 series delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

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