Odakyu 30000 series EXE
|Odakyu 30000 series EXE|
An Odakyu 30000 series EXE on the Odakyu Odawara Line in December 2007
|Number built||70 vehicles (14 sets)|
|Number in service||70 vehicles (14 sets)|
|Predecessor||Odakyu 3100 series NSE|
|Formation||6+4 car sets|
|Operator(s)||Odakyu Electric Railway|
|Car length||20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)|
|Width||2,900 mm (9 ft 6 in)|
|Floor height||1,180 mm (3 ft 10 in)|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead lines|
|Braking system(s)||Regenerative brake|
|Safety system(s)||ATS (OM)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Odakyu 30000 series EXE (小田急30000形? Odakyū 30000-gata) ("Excellent Express") is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Odakyu Electric Railway in Japan on Odakyu Odawara Line and Odakyu Enoshima Line "Romancecar" services since 1996.
Seven 4+6-car trainsets (70 vehicles) were built between 1996 and 1999 to replace ageing Odakyu 3100 series NSE trains. Unlike earlier Romancecar trainsets, which used articulated carriages, the 30000 series sets have 20 m long bogie cars. The inner driving cabs of the 4+6-car formations have gangway doors.
The passenger doors use 800 mm (31 in) wide sliding doors, with 1,000 mm (39 in) wide doors on cars 2, 5, and 8 to provide wheelchair accessibility.
The 30000 series trains are used on Odakyu Odawara Line Hakone services between Shinjuku in Tokyo and Hakone-Yumoto Station in Kanagawa Prefecture (about 88 km), as well as Sagami and Homeway services. They are also on Odakyu Enoshima Line Enoshima services between Shinjuku and Katase-Enoshima.
Trainsets were introduced on combined Hakone and Enoshima services, with trains dividing at Machida, and later at Sagami-Ono. 10-car Hakone services to Hakone-Yumoto also divide at Odawara with just the 6-car sets continuing onward to Hakone-Yumoto.
Refurbished trainsets are formed as follows, with five motored cars per ten-car formation.
Cars 2, 3, 5, 8, and 9 are each fitted with a PT7113-A single-arm pantograph.
Passenger accommodation consists of monoclass unidirectional 2+2 abreast seating, with 460 mm (18 in) wide seats and a seating pitch of 1,000 mm (39 in). The first eight half-sets delivered had green-coloured seats in the six-cars sets (evoking the forests of Hakone) and blue-coloured seats in the four-car sets (evoking the sea of Enoshima), but from 1999 onward, the seats in all sets was standardized with grey and brown seat covers. Wheelchair spaces are located in cars 5 and 8.
The first trains entered revenue service on 23 March 1996.
The fleet was built between 1996 and 1999 in three batches as follows.
|1st||1-2||January - February 1996|
|2nd||3-4||April - May 1997|
|3rd||5-7||April - June 1999|
The fleet is scheduled to undergo a programme of refurbishment from fiscal 2016, with the first 4+6-car trainset treated returning to service in March 2017, rebranded "EXEα".
- Redesigned interiors and seating
- Replacement of Japanese-style squat toilets with Western-style toilets (Toto "Washlet" type)
- Additional luggage racks
- LED lighting in passenger saloons
- Installation of security cameras in vestibule and passenger saloons
- Fully enclosed traction motors
- Conversion of one former trailer car (car 3) to a motored car, and the addition of a second motored bogie to car 9, which previously only had one motored bogie.
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- 小田急電鉄EXEα [Odakyu EXEα]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 671. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. March 2017. p. 62-65.
- 「特急ロマンスカー・EXE（３００００形）」をリニューアル ～ＥＸＥは、「EXEα」へ進化します～ [ EXE 30000 series Romancecar to be refurbished - becoming "EXEα"] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Odakyu Electric Railway. 20 October 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- JR貨 コキ107と小田急30000形 甲種輸送 [JR Freight: KoKi 107 and Odakyu 30000 series transferred]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 10 November 2016. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
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