Tobu 300 series
|Tobu 300 series|
A 300 series set on a Kirifuri service, October 2007
|In service||July 1991–|
|Number built||24 vehicles (5 sets)|
|Number in service||24 vehicles (5 sets)|
|Formation||4/6 cars per trainset|
|Line(s) served||Tobu Skytree Line, Tobu Nikko Line|
|Car body construction||Steel|
|Car length||20 m (65 ft 7 in)|
|Doors||One per side|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Deceleration||3.7 km/h/s (service)
5.0 km/h/s (emergency)
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead line|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Tobu 300 series and 350 series (東武300系・350系 Tōbu 300/350-kei) are limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) train types operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway in Japan. Rebuilt from former 1800 series express sets, the trains are used on limited express and charter services on the Tobu Skytree Line and Tobu Nikko Line.
As of 1 April 2011[update], the fleet consists of two 6-car 300 series and three 4-car 350 series sets. As of April 2011[update], the 350 series sets are used on Shimotsuke and Kirifuri limited express services, while the 300 series are reserved for additional services or charter workings.
The 6-car 300 series and 4-car 350 series sets are formed as shown below.
300 series sets 301 to 302
350 series sets 351 to 353
Car 2 is fitted with two scissors-type pantographs, and car 4 is fitted with two.
Passenger accommodation is monoclass with unidirectional rotating/reclining seats arranged with a seat pitch of 960 mm (38 in).
Two 300 series 6-car sets were built in 1990 from former 1800 series express EMUs displaced by the arrival of new 200 series EMUs. Three 350 series 4-car sets were similarly rebuilt in 1991, with the trains entering service from the start of the revised timetable on 21 July 1991.
- "２００６東武鉄道優等車両カタログ" [2006 Tōbu Railway Express Rolling Stock Catalogue]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 35 no. 264. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. April 2006. pp. 25–26.
- 私鉄車両編成表 2011 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2011]. Japan: JRR. July 2011. p. 45. ISBN 978-4-330-22711-5.
- 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 164. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9.
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