Sapporo Municipal Subway 9000 series

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Sapporo Municipal Subway 9000 series
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9x05 at Ōdōri in September 2016
Sapporo Subway 9000 series interior 20160114.jpg
Interior (January 2016)
In service2015–present
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries
Built atKobe
Replaced7000 series
Entered service8 May 2015
Number built80 vehicles (20 sets)
Number in service80 vehicles (20 sets)
Formation4 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers9x01-9x20
Operator(s)Sapporo Municipal Subway
Line(s) servedTōhō Line
Car body constructionAluminium
Train length69.25 m (227 ft 2 in)
Car length17.425 m (57 ft 2.0 in) (end cars)
17.2 m (56 ft 5 in) (intermediate cars)
Width3.08 m (10 ft 1 in)
Height3.91 m (12 ft 10 in)
Floor height1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
Doors3 pairs per side
Maximum speed70 km/h (43.5 mph)
Traction systemIGBTVVVF
Traction motors3-phase AC induction motor
Acceleration0.97 m/s2 (2.2 mph/s)
Deceleration1.1 m/s2 (2.5 mph/s) (service)
1.3 m/s2 (2.9 mph/s)(emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Current collector(s)Pantograph
Safety system(s)ATC and ATO
Track gaugeCentral guideway with rubber tires

The Sapporo Municipal Subway 9000 series (札幌市交通局 9000形) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) rubber-tyred metro train type operated by Sapporo Municipal Subway on the Tōhō Line in the city of Sapporo, Japan, since 8 May 2015.[1]


The trains are built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe and have aluminium bodies.[2]


The 9000 series trains are formed as four-car sets as shown below, consisting of two motored intermediate cars and two non-powered driving trailer cars.[3] The Tc1 car is at the Sakaemachi end.[3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation Tc1 M1 M2 Tc2
Numbering 9100 9200 9300 9800
Weight (t) 25.1 27.8 27.7 25.3
Capacity (total/seated) 121/40 137/48 121/40

The two intermediate motor cars each have one single-arm pantograph.[3]


Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating, with a wheelchair space in each car.[3]


The order for the fleet of new trains was placed with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in April 2013 at a cost of approximately 12 billion yen (excluding bogies and other equipment ordered separately),[4] and the first trainset was unveiled to the media in November 2014.[2] It entered revenue service on 8 May 2015.[1]


  1. ^ a b 札幌市営地下鉄東豊線で9000形が営業運転を開始 [9000 series enters service on Sapporo Municipal Subway Toho Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b 札幌市交通局、東豊線新型車両9000形の外観を公開 - デビューは2015年4月頃 [Sapporo City Transportation Bureau unveils new 9000 series trains for Toho Line - Debuting around April 2015]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d 札幌市交通局 9000形 [Sapporo Municipal Subway 9000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 55, no. 650. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 2015. pp. 82–84.
  4. ^ 札幌市交通局向け地下鉄電車を受注 [Order received for subway trains for Sapporo Municipal Subway]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2015.

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