Meitetsu 1600 series

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Meitetsu 1600 series
Meitetsu 1600 series
Set 1601 in 2008
In service 10 May 1999 (1999-05-10) - June 2008 (2008-06)
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
Family name Panorama Super
Scrapped 2008
Number built 12 vehicles (4 sets)
Number in service None
Number scrapped 4 vehicles
Formation 3 cars per set
Fleet numbers 1601-1604
Operator(s) Meitetsu
Specifications
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Traction system Variable frequency (IGBT)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead catenary
Safety system(s) Meitetsu ATS
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Meitetsu 1600 series (名鉄1600系?) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) type operated by the private railway operator Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) on limited express services in Japan from May 1999 until June 2008. Two cars from each set were subsequently modified to create the 1700 series EMUs in conjunction with new 2300 series cars.[1]

Formations[edit]

The fleet consisted of four three-car sets formed as follows.[2]

Car No. 1 2 3
Designation Tc T Mc
Numbering Ku 1600 Sa 1650 Mo 1700

Cars 2 and 3 were each fitted with a single-arm pantograph.[2]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consisted of unidirectional seating arranged 2+2 abreast. Car 2 included a toilet and wheelchair space.[2]

History[edit]

The trains were introduced on 10 May 1999.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1700系 [1700 series] (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 '07年版 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2007] (in Japanese). Japan: JRR. 1 October 2007. p. 88. ISBN 978-4-88283-228-7. 
  3. ^ 名鉄特急の歩み [Meitetsu limited express history] (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. Retrieved 18 August 2015.