Sōtetsu 7000 series
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|Sōtetsu 7000 and new 7000 series|
New 7000 series EMU
|Number built||140 cars|
|Formation||8 or 10 cars per set|
|Car body construction||Aluminum|
|Car length||20 m|
|Doors||4 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead|
|Bogies||Hitachi KH series|
|Braking system(s)||Hitachi HSC|
|Safety system(s)||Sōtetsu ATS|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Sōtetsu 7000 series (相鉄7000系?) and Sōtetsu New 7000 series (相鉄新7000系?) are DC commuter electric multiple unit train types operated by Sagami Railway (Sotetsu) in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. They were designed to operate as 8-car or 10-car sets, but the New 7000 series operates only as 10-car sets.
They had lightweight aluminum bodies, like the 5000 series and 2100 series EMUs.
Initially, 7700 (Tc), 7500 (Tc) and 7100 (M) cars were built. From 1983, 7000 (Mc) and 7600(T) cars were added to form 10-car and 8-car sets.
Eight-car set trains are used on "local" all-stations services. Ten-car sets are used on "rapid" and "express" services.
New 7000 series
From 1986, the front-end design of the 7000 series was changed. To differentiate between the original 7000-series cars, those with the new design are referred to as the new 7000 series (新7000系?). Some EMUs in this series use variable-frequency drive motors.
A total of 60 cars have been built, and all are in use.
The 7000 series and New 7000 series have been refurbished, since 2008, with the following changes.
- Revised livery (New 7000 series only)
- New electric horn
- Air conditioners changed to new type using environmentally friendly freon
- Single-arm pantographs in place of original lozenge pantographs
- Improved interior fluorescent lighting.
The company plans to build a new line linking to East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and so Sotetsu began to change the original safety system to the standard JR type.
|Numbering||MoHa 7000||MoHa 7100||KuHa 7700||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||KuHa 7500[* 1]||KuHa 7700[* 1]||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||KuHa 7500|
|Equipment||Cont, PT||MG,CP,PT||Cont, PT||MG,CP,PT||Cont, PT||-|
|Numbering||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||KuHa 7500[* 1]||KuHa 7700[* 1]||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||KuHa 7500|
|Equipment||Cont, PT||MG,CP,PT||Cont, PT||MG,CP,PT|
- SaHa 7600 in some sets
New 7000 series
|Numbering||KuHa 7700||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||KuHa 7500||KuHa 7700||MoHa 7100||MoHa 7100||KuHa 7500|
|Equipment||Cont, PT||MG,CP,PT||Cont, PT||MG,CP,PT||Cont, PT||MG,CP,PT|
VFD control set
|Numbering||KuHa 7750||MoHa 7350||SaHa 7650||MoHa 7350||SaHa 7650||SaHa 7650||MoHa 7350||SaHa 7650||MoHa 7350||KuHa 7550|
|Equipment||MG, CP||Cont, PT||Cont, PT||MG, CP||Cont, PT||MG, CP||Cont, PT|
- Sagami Railway - Railcar image gallery (Japanese)