Tokyo Metro 8000 series

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Tokyo Metro 8000 series
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A Hanzomon Line 8000 series
In service 1981–Present
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation
Refurbishment 2004–
Number built 190 vehicles (19 sets)
Number in service 190 vehicles (19 sets)
Formation 10 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Tokyo Metro
Depot(s) Saginuma
Line(s) served Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)[1]
Width 2,830 mm (9 ft 3 in)[1]
Maximum speed 100 km/h (60 mph)[1]
Traction system IGBT-VVVF
Acceleration 3.3 km/h/s[1]
Deceleration 3.5 km/h/s (4.5 km/h/s for emergency brake)[1]
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC overhead
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Tokyo Metro 8000 series (東京地下鉄8000系?, Tōkyō Chikatetsu 8000-kei) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line in Tokyo, Japan. since 1981.[1]

A total of 190 cars (19 10-car sets) were built between 1980 and 1994 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo, and Tokyu Car Corporation.[2]

Technical details[edit]

It shares some design similarities with the earlier Tokyo Metro 6000 series on the Chiyoda Line and the Tokyo Metro 7000 series on the Fukutoshin Line, mainly the asymmetrical front and bodyshell with some cosmetic changes.

Original sets[edit]

  • Motor output: 160 kW
  • MT ratio: 6M4T
  • Total train power output: 3,840 kW
  • Control system: Chopper control

Refurbished (B-refurbishment) sets[edit]

  • Motor output: 165 kW
  • MT ratio: 5M5T
  • Total train power output: 3,300 kW
  • Control system: IGBT-VVVF control

Formations[edit]

As of 1 April 2015, the fleet of 19 ten-car sets consists of one unrefurbished set (8110) and eighteen refurbished sets formed as shown below, with car 1 at the Oshiage (northern) end.[3]

Original unrefurbished sets[edit]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation CT1 M1 M2' M1 Mc2 Tc1 T2' M1 M2 CT2
Numbering 8100 8200 8300 8400 8500 8600 8700 8800 8900 8000

Cars 2, 4, and 8 each have two lozenge-type pantographs.[3]

Refurbished sets[edit]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation CT1 M1 T3 M1 Mc2 Tc1 T2' M1 M2 CT2
Numbering 8100 8200 8300 8400 8500 8600 8700 8800 8900 8000

Cars 2, 4, and 8 each have two lozenge-type pantographs.[3]

Interior[edit]

Cars 3 and 9 in the refurbished sets have a wheelchair space.[3]

History[edit]

The first 8000 series trains were introduced in 1981.[2]

From 2004, a programme of refurbishment commenced, with some sets receiving VVVF control and three-phase motors.[2] In February 2016, set 8114 received full-colour LED destination indicators.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The 地下鉄 [The Subway] (in Japanese). Japan: Sansuisha. 29 September 2004. p. 40. ISBN 4-06-366218-7. 
  2. ^ a b c 首都圏鉄道完全ガイド 地下鉄・その他私鉄編 [Tokyo Area Complete Railway Guide - Subway and Other Private Lines] (in Japanese). Japan: Futabasha. 23 July 2014. p. 28. ISBN 978-4-575-45450-5. 
  3. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2015 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2015] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 23 July 2015. p. 69. ISBN 978-4-330-58415-7. 
  4. ^ 東京メトロ8000系の行先表示器がフルカラーLED化される [Tokyo Metro 8000 receives full-colour LED destination indicators]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 

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