Odakyu 30000 series EXE

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Odakyu 30000 series EXE
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An Odakyu 30000 series EXE on a Hakone service in May 2007
In service 1996–Present
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
Refurbishment 2016 -
Number built 70 vehicles (7 4+6-car sets)
Formation 6+4 car sets
Operator(s) Odakyu Electric Railway
Car length 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Traction system VVVF
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.


The 30000 series EXE has a mostly boxy shape. The nose of the front car is usually slanted, however it could also be flat. On the slant-nosed power car, the headlights are above the cab's front windshield. Below the front window is an LED display showing the train service name. Below that there is a broad red stripe going vertically down the front, with small black "EXE" letters in the middle of it.

On the sides of the cars, there is another vertical red stripe going down the middle of the cars.


The 30000 EXE operates mainly between Shinjuku Station in Tokyo and Hakone-Yumoto Station in Kanagawa Prefecture (about 88 km), and also on Odakyu Enoshima Line Enoshima services from Shinjuku to Katase-Enoshima Station.



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.[1]

Refurbishment will be carried out by Nippon Sharyo, with the design overseen by Noriaki Okabe Architecture Network. It will include the following changes:

  • Redesigned interiors and seating
  • Replacement of Japanese-style squat toilets with Western-style toilets (Toto "Washlet" type)
  • Additional luggage racks
  • Installation of security cameras in vestibule and passenger saloons
  • Fully-enclosed traction motors


  • "Daiya Jōhō" Magazine, May 2007 issue
  1. ^ 「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. 

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