Odakyu 50000 series VSE
|Odakyu 50000 series VSE|
Odakyu 50000 series VSE, May 2010
|Number built||20 vehicles (2 trainsets)|
|Formation||10 cars per trainset|
|Operator(s)||Odakyu Electric Railway|
|Car body construction||Aluminium|
|Car length||14 m (45 ft 11 in)|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (68 mph) (service)
130 km/h (81 mph) (design)
|Deceleration||4.0 km/h/s (service)
4.5 km/h/s (emergency)
|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 50000 series (小田急50000形? Odakyū 50000-gata) or VSE (Vault Super Express) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train operated by Odakyu Electric Railway on Romancecar services in Japan. Two 10-car articulated sets were introduced in March 2005, manufactured by Nippon Sharyo.
The type won a Japanese good design award in 2005, and a Blue Ribbon Award in 2006.
As with most previous Romancecar trains, the train cars in the sets are articulated.
The 50000 series trains have the driver's cab located above the passenger saloon, giving passengers a view out of the front of the train. This arrangement was used on earlier Odakyu Romancecar Trains, although discontinued with the 30000 series EXE trains.
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- "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. 10–13.
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