Tokyo Metro 01 series

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Tokyo Metro 01 series
01 series train at Shibuya Station
In service 1983–Present
Scrapped 2013–
Number built 228 vehicles (38 sets)
Formation 6 cars per trainset
Capacity 608 passengers (244/248 seated)
Operator(s) Tokyo Metro
Depot(s) Ueno
Line(s) served Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Car body construction Aluminium
Maximum speed 60 km/h (35 mph)
Acceleration 3.0 km/h/s
Deceleration 4.0 km/h/s (4.5 km/h/s for emergency brake)
Electric system(s) 600 V DC, 3rd rail
Safety system(s) CS-ATC, TASC
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Tokyo Metro 01 series (東京地下鉄01系 Tōkyō Chikatetsu 01-kei?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line subway in Tokyo, Japan, since 1983. A total of 38 six-car trainsets were introduced from 1983. It was the recipient of the 25th Laurel Prize of the Japan Railfan Club in 1985. A total of 228 cars were built from 1983 to 1997 in five batches.

These trains use a Train Automatic Stopping Controller (TASC) system allowing them to automatically stop at stations.

The 02 series used on the Marunouchi Line is based on the 01 series.


As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consists of 38 six-car sets, formed as shown below, with three motored (M) cars and three non-powered trailer (T) cars, and car 1 at the Shibuya end.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation CT1 M T M' M CT2
Numbering 01-100 01-200 01-300 01-400 01-500 01-600


Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout. Each car has priority seats at one end, and wheelchair spaces are provided in car 2 and 5 in sets 32 onward.[1]


In 2007, car 01-238 of set 38 was experimentally fitted with permanent-magnet synchronous motors.[2] From January 2011, the four intermediate cars of set 38 were experimentally fitted with LED lighting.[2]


Car 01-121 being cut up, March 2014

The 01 series trains began to be replaced by new 1000 series trains from spring 2012, with the entire fleet scheduled to be replaced by fiscal 2015.[3] The first set to be withdrawn, set 38, was removed for scrapping in August 2013.[2]


Former 01 series cars 01-136 and 01-636 as a Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series, May 2015

In February 2015, driving cars 01-136 and 01-636 were sold to the Kumamoto Electric Railway in Kyushu and were also regauged to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in),[4] where they became the Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series, entering service in March 2015 following the addition of pantographs and new bogies.[5] Two more cars, 01-135 and 01-635, are scheduled to be sold to the Kumamoto Electric Railway during fiscal 2015.[6]


  1. ^ a b 私鉄車両編成表 2013 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2013]. Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 30 July 2013. p. 74. ISBN 978-4-330-39313-1. 
  2. ^ a b c 東京メトロ01系第38編成が搬出される [Tokyo Metro 01 series set 38 transported]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  3. ^ 銀座線:12年から新型車両 開業時のレモンイエロー復活 [New trains for Ginza Line from 2012 - Reviving original lemon yellow colour]. (in Japanese). The Mainichi Newspapers. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ もと東京メトロ01系が熊本へ [Ex-Tokyo Metro 01 series moved to Kumamoto]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Kekke, Manabu (June 2015). 熊本電気鉄道01形 [Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 44 no. 374 (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun). pp. 44–47. 
  6. ^ 東京メトロ銀座線と熊本電鉄で01系車両譲渡記念列車を運行します [01 series commemorative trains to run on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Kumamoto Electric Railway] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro & Kumamoto Electric Railway. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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