Toei 6000 series

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Toei 6000 series
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Set 6121 on the Toei Mita Line in February 1999
In service 1968–1999 (Toei Mita Line)
2000–2016 (KA Commuter Jabodetabek)
Formation 6 cars per set (Toei Mita Line)
2, 4 or 8 cars per set (KA Commuter Jabodetabek)
Operator(s) Toei Subway
KA Commuter Jabodetabek
Line(s) served Toei Mita Line
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 wire
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Toei 6000 series (東京都交通局6000形?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei) on the Toei Mita Line in Tokyo, Japan, between 1968 and 1999, and subsequently on the Chichibu Railway (since 1999), Kumamoto Electric Railway, and KA Commuter Jabodetabek in Indonesia (from 2000 until 2016).


The 6000 series operated on the Toei Mita Line from its opening in 1968.[1]


Originally delivered with unpainted stainless steel front ends, the blue bodyside bands were extended to the front ends from 1988.[1]


Kumamoto Electric Railway 6000 series in September 2006

Following withdrawal from the Toei Mita Line in 1999 and replacement by Toei 6300 series EMUs, a number of former 6000 series units were resold to other railway operators in Japan and also donated to KA Commuter Jabodetabek in Indonesia.[2]

Chichibu Railway 5000 series[edit]

A Chichibu Railway 3-car 5000 series set in June 2011

12 former 6000 series cars were sold to the Chichibu Railway in 1999, where they were reformed as four three-car 5000 series sets.[2]

The original Toei car numbers and subsequent identities were as follows.[2]

Toei numbering Chichibu numbering
6191 5001
6196 5101
6198 5201
6241 5002
6246 5102
6248 5202
6251 5003
6256 5103
6258 5203
6261 5004
6266 5104
6268 5204


72 former 6000 series cars were donated to KRL Jabodetabek (later KA Commuter Jabodetabek) in Indonesia in 2000 as part of an Official development assistance (ODA) programme to upgrade commuter train services in the Jakarta area.[3]

Nine eight-car sets (6121, 6151, 6161, 6171, 6181, 6197, 6201, 6271, and 6281) were shipped to Indonesia, entering revenue service there from August 2000.[3] In 2004, the trainsets were reformed into eight six-car sets and three eight-car sets, made possible by rebuilding some former intermediate cars with new driving cabs.[3] The fleet subsequently underwent further extensive reorganization and rebuilding of driving cars damaged in accidents.[3]

Withdrawals commenced in December 2012 with set 6201, displaced by an increasing number of newer and longer trains delivered from Japan.[3] The last set to remain in service, 6181, was repainted into the new KA Commuter Jabodetabek red livery in February 2016, before finally being withdrawn in September 2016.[3]


  1. ^ a b The 地下鉄 [The Subway]. Japan: Sansuisha. 29 September 2004. p. 127. ISBN 4-06-366218-7. 
  2. ^ a b c Kubo, Satoshi (April 2008). 秩父の電車たち [Trains of the Chichibu Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 48 no. 564. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 92–99. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Takagi, Satoshi (February 2017).  ジャカルタへ渡った都営6000形 [The 6000 series that travelled to Jakarta]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 670. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. p. 126-129. 

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