Odakyu 20000 series RSE

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Odakyu 20000 series RSE
Odakyu 20000 RSE Asagiri 20100515.jpg
Odakyu 20000 series RSE, May 2010
In service March 1991–March 2012
Family name Romancecar
Constructed 1990–1991
Number built 14 vehicles (2 sets)
Number in service None
Number scrapped 6 vehicles
Formation 7 cars per set
Operator(s) Odakyu Electric Railway
Depot(s) Kitami
Specifications
Car length 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Traction system Resistor control
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead lines
Bogies FS546 (motored)
FS046 (trailer)
Braking system(s) Dynamic brake
Safety system(s) ATS (OM)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Odakyu 20000 series RSE (小田急20000形?, Odakyū 20000-gata) (Resort Super Express) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated between 1991 and March 2012 by the private railway operator Odakyu Electric Railway on Asagiri limited express services in Japan.

Operations[edit]

Up until 16 March 2012, the 20000 series RSE operated mainly between Odakyu's Shinjuku terminus in Tokyo and JR Central's Numazu Station on the Gotemba Line. On weekends, some trains operated between Shinjuku Station and Hakone-Yumoto Station.

Formations[edit]

The two 7-car sets are formed as follows, with car 1 at the Odawara and Numazu end.[1][2]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Designation M4c M3 T3 T2 M2 T1 M1c
Numbering 20300 20200 20250 20150 20100 20050 20000
Accommodation Standard (2+2) Standard (2+2) Super Super Standard (2+2) Standard (2+2) Standard (2+2)
Standard (2+1) 4-seat compartments

Cars 1, 2, 6, and 7 each have one scissors type pantograph.[1]

Interior[edit]

Standard-class seating is arranged 2+2 abreast with a seat pitch of 1,000 mm (39 in).[3] The "Super seating" on the upper decks of cars 3 and 4 is arranged 2+1 abreast with a seat pitch of 1,100 mm (43 in).[3] All passenger saloons are designated no-smoking.[1] cars 2 and 6 are equipped with toilets.[1]

History[edit]

1992 Blue Ribbon Award plaque inside a 20000 series train

The first 20000 series RSE set was delivered in December 1990, followed by the second in January 1991.[2] They entered service on Asagiri services from 16 March 1991.[4]

In 1992, the 20000 series RSE was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award, presented annually in Japan by the Japan Railfan Club for railway vehicles voted as being the most outstanding design of the year.[5]

Withdrawal and resale[edit]

The 20000 series sets were withdrawn on 16 March 2012,[6] and replaced by 60000 series MSE 6-car sets on Asagiri services from the start of the revised timetable on 17 March 2012.[7] End car 20301 of set 20001 was moved to Kitami Depot for storage alongside set 20002 in September 2012,[8] and the remaining cars of set 20001 were cut up.[9]

The remaining set, 20002, was moved to the Nippon Sharyo factory in Toyokawa, Aichi, in November 2013, where it was reformed and converted to become a 3-car Fujikyu 8000 series set for use on Fuji Kyuko Fujisan Limited Express services from July 2014.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2011 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2011]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. July 2011. p. 56. ISBN 978-4-330-22711-5. 
  2. ^ a b "2007 小田急ロマンスカーオールガイド" [2007 Odakyu RomanceCar Comprehensive Guide]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 36 no. 277. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. May 2007. pp. 17–19. 
  3. ^ a b 日本と世界の鉄道カタログ [Japan and World Railway Catalogue]. Japan: Seibido Publishing. August 1991. pp. 34–35. ISBN 4-415-03383-0. 
  4. ^ 列車名鑑1995 [Train Name Directory 1995]. Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995. 
  5. ^ ブルーリボン賞・ローレル賞 選定車両一覧 [Blue Ribbon Award & Laurel Prize Winner List] (in Japanese). Japan: Japan Railfan Club. May 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  6. ^ ロマンスカー・HiSE、ロマンスカー・RSE、通勤車両5000形 "特設サイト"開設 "引退記念イベント"開催!! [Special Website Set Up to Mark Withdrawal of HiSe and RSE Romancecars and 5000 series Commuter Train] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Odakyu Electric Railway. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  7. ^ 2012年3月17日(土) ダイヤ改正を実施します。 [Timetable Revision Takes Effect from Saturday 17 March 2012] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Odakyu Electric Railway. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "9/9 小田急「RSE」20301が喜多見へ" [9 September: Odakyu "RSE" 20301 moved to Kitami]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 52 no. 620. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 2013. p. 158. 
  9. ^ "私鉄車両のうごき" [Private Rail Rolling Stock Changes]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 42 no. 345. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. January 2013. p. 125. 
  10. ^ 小田急電鉄20000形が甲種輸送される [Odakyu 20000 series moved]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  11. ^ 富士急、新型『フジサン特急』8000系を公開. Response (in Japanese). Japan: IID Inc. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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