Tobu 30000 series

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Tobu 30000 series
Tobu 30000 series EMU 011.JPG
30000 series 4-car set 31609 leading a train on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line in June 2008
In service 1997–
Manufacturer Alna Kōki, Tokyu Car Corporation, Fuji Heavy Industries
Constructed 1996-2003
Number built 150 vehicles (30 sets)
Number in service 150 vehicles (30 sets)
Formation 10/6/4 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Tobu Railway
Depot(s) Kasukabe, Minami-Kurihashi, Shinrinkōen
Line(s) served Tobu Skytree Line, Tobu Isesaki Line, Tobu Nikko Line, Tobu Tojo Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method Overhead line
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Tobu 30000 series (東武30000系 Tōbu 30000-kei?) is a commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway in Japan since 1997.[1] Initially formed as six-car and four-car sets, sets are mostly formed as permanently coupled ten-car formations since 2011.

Formations[edit]

As of 1 April 2015, the fleet consists of two six-car and two four-car sets based at Minami-Kurihashi and Kasukabe depots for Tobu Skytree Line and Tobu Nikko Line services, and 13 permanently coupled 6+4-car sets based at Shinrinkoen Depot for Tobu Tojo Line services.[2]

10-car Tobu Tojo Line sets[edit]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M2A M1A T T M3 T1 M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 34400 33400 32400 31400 36600 35600 34600 33600 32600 31600
  • The M1 and M1A cars are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and the M3 cars are fitted with one.[2]
  • Cars 2, 3, 6, and 9 have wheelchair spaces.[2]

6-car sets[edit]

Six-car set 31613 on a Nikko Line service in May 2012
Designation Tc1 M1 M2 T1 M3 Tc2
Numbering 31600 32600 33600 34600 35600 36600

The M1 cars are fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and the M3 cars are fitted with one.[2]

4-car sets[edit]

Four-car set 31407 on a Nikko Line service in November 2013
Designation Tc1 M1A M2A Tc2
Numbering 31400 32400 33400 34400

The M1A cars are fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[2]

Bogies[edit]

Interior[edit]

The first three sets delivered, sets 31601, 31401, and 31402, had flat panels on the seat ends and no centre stanchions. Set 31403 was fitted with contoured seats, and these were fitted on all subsequent sets delivered. Sets 31607 and 31407 onward had higher light blue panels on the seat ends.[1]

History[edit]

A six-car set being delivered in July 2001

The first set, 31601, was delivered in November 1996, with the first trains entering service on 25 March 1997.[1] Initially used primarily on Tobu Isesaki Line services, they were introduced on through-running services to and from the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line via the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line from March 2003.[1]

Transfer to Tojo Line[edit]

Permanently coupled sets 31401 and 31601 undergoing driver training on the Tojo Line, April 2011
Permanently coupled intermediate driving cabs of cars 36601 and 31401, April 2011

From January 2011, pairs of four- and six-car sets were transferred to the Tobu Tojo Line, commencing with sets 31601 and 31401.[3] These sets entered revenue service from 13 June 2011 following modifications at Shinrinkōen Depot to form a permanently coupled 10-car set with control equipment and skirts removed from the two intermediate driving cabs.[4]

Fixed 10-car set conversion dates[edit]

Set No. Official modification date
31601+31401 23 March 2011[5]
31602+31402 14 January 2015[2]
31603+31403 3 December 2012[6]
31604+31404 22 March 2013[6]
31605+31405 5 July 2012[6]
31606+31406
31607+31407 23 October 2014[2]
31608+31408 26 June 2013[7]
31609+31409
31610+31410 3 October 2012[6]
31611+31411 18 November 2011[5]
31612+31412 8 July 2014[2]
31613+31413 27 January 2014[7]
31614+31414 2 September 2014[2]
31615+31415 8 October 2013[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 2006東武鉄道通勤車両カタログ [2006 Tobu Railway Commuter Rolling Stock Catalogue]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 35 no. 263 (Japan: Kotsu Shimbun). March 2006. pp. 13–15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i 私鉄車両編成表 2015 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 23 July 2015. pp. 40–42, 204. ISBN 978-4-330-58415-7. 
  3. ^ 東武30000系31601編成+31401編成が森林公園検修区へ [Tobu 30000 series sets 31601 and 31401 move to Shinrinkōen Depot]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Koyusha Co., Ltd. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "東武鉄道30000系 東上線で運用開始" [Tobu 30000 series enters service on Tojo Line]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 40 no. 329 (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun). September 2011. p. 73. 
  5. ^ a b 私鉄車両編成表 2012 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2012]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. July 2012. p. 199. ISBN 978-4-330-29911-2. 
  6. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2013 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2013]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 30 July 2013. p. 205. ISBN 978-4-330-39313-1. 
  7. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 2014 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2014]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 24 July 2014. p. 199. ISBN 978-4-330-48414-3. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "新車ガイド 東武鉄道30000系" [New Rolling Stock Guide: Tobu 30000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. No. 430 (Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd.). February 1997. 
  • "東武鉄道30000系" [Tobu 30000 series]. Railway Journal (Japan: Tetsudo Journal) (364). March 1997. 

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