Shin-Keisei N800 series

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Shin-Keisei N800 series
Shinkeisei-n800pink.jpg
Set N821 in revised livery, March 2015
In service May 2005–
Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo
Replaced 800 series
Constructed 2005–
Number built 18 vehicles (3 sets)
Number in service 18 vehicles (3 sets)
Formation 6 cars per set
Operator Shin-Keisei Electric Railway
Depot(s) Kunugiyama
Line(s) served Shin-Keisei Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 18,000 mm (59 ft 1 in)
Width 2,768 mm (9 ft 1.0 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Acceleration 3.5 km/h/s
Deceleration 4.0 km/h/s (service)
4.5 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead wire
Bogies FS-564S (motored), FS-064S (trailer)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Shin-Keisei N800 series (新京成N800形?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Shin-Keisei Electric Railway on the Shin-Keisei Line in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, since May 2005.

Design[edit]

Built by Nippon Sharyo in Aichi Prefecture, the N800 series design is based on the Keisei 3000 series EMU. Although built as 6-car sets, the units are designed to be lengthened to 8-car sets in the future if required.[1] The N800 series is also intended for use on inter-running services to and from the Keisei Chiba Line.[2] The sets have a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), but only operate at 85 km/h (55 mph) in service.[1]

Formations[edit]

As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consists of three six-car sets based at Kunugiyama Depot with four motored (M) cars and two trailer (T) cars, formed as shown below, with the Mc1 car at the Tsudanuma end.[1][3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation Mc1 M2 T3 T6 M7 Mc9
Numbering N801 N802 N803 N806 N807 N808
Weight (t) 33.0 33.0 27.0 27.0 33.0 33.0
Capacity (total/seated) 122/43 133/52 133/52 133/52 133/52 122/43
  • The M2 and M7 cars are each fitted with two single-arm-type pantographs.[3]
  • The T6 cars are designated as having mild air-conditioning.[3]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout. Each car has priority seating at one end, and the two end cars each have a wheelchair space located close to the cab end.[1] Some of the bench seats have metal steps on the underside, allowing them to be detached and used as steps for evacuating the train in emergencies.[1]

History[edit]

Set N811 in original livery, February 2007

The first set, N811, entered service on 29 May 2005.[4]

The first set to receive Shin-Keisei's new pink corporate livery introduced in 2014 was N821 in February 2015.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "新京成電鉄N800形" [Shin-Keisei N800 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.) 45 (533): p.86–91. September 2005. 
  2. ^ "新京成電鉄N800形" [Shin-Keisei N800 series]. Rail Magazine (in Japanese) (Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd.) 22 (264): p.100–103. September 2005. 
  3. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 2013 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2013]. Japan: JRR. 30 July 2013. p. 33. ISBN 978-4-330-39313-1. 
  4. ^ 歴史年表2000年 - 2009年 [Chronology 2000 - 2009]. Official website (in Japanese). Japan: Shin-Keisei Electric Railway. 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  5. ^ 新京成N800形N828編成が試運転 [Shin-Keisei N800 series set N828 test-run]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 

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