Sapporo Municipal Subway 9000 series

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Sapporo Municipal Subway 9000 series
Sapporo 9000 9001 Odori 20150521.jpg
Set 9101 in May 2015
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries
Built atKobe
Replaced7000 series
Constructed2014-2016
Entered service8 May 2015
Number built80 vehicles (20 sets)
Number in service80 vehicles (20 sets)
Formation4 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers9101-9120
Operator(s)Sapporo Municipal Subway
Line(s) servedTōhō Line
Specifications
Car body constructionAluminium
Train length69,250 mm (227 ft 2 in)
Car length17,425 mm (57 ft 2.0 in) (end cars)
17,200 mm (56 ft 5 in) (intermediate cars)
Width3,080 mm (10 ft 1 in)
Height3,910 mm (12 ft 10 in)
Floor height1,300 mm (4 ft 3 in)
Doors3 pairs per side
Maximum speed70 km/h (45 mph)
Acceleration3.5 km/h/s
Deceleration4.0 km/h/s (service)
4.8 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead conductor
Track gauge(Rubber tyre)

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]

Design[edit]

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

Formations[edit]

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) 121/40 137/48 137/48 121/40

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

Interior[edit]

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

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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