Tokyo Metro 9000 series
|Tokyo Metro 9000 series|
A 9000 series train on the Tokyu Meguro Line, February 2007
|Manufacturer||Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Nippon Sharyo, Tokyu Car Corporation|
|Number built||138 cars (23 sets)|
|Number in service||138 cars (23 sets)|
|Formation||6 cars per trainset|
|Line(s) served||Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Tokyu Meguro Line|
|Car body construction||Aluminium|
|Car length||20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)|
|Width||2,830 mm (9 ft 3 in)|
|Doors||4 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||overhead catenary|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Tokyo Metro 9000 series (東京地下鉄9000系 Tōkyō Chikatetsu 9000-kei?) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line in Tokyo, Japan.
Full-production 4-car sets 02 to 07 were delivered in 1991 ahead of the Namboku Line opening, followed by an additional set in 1992, set 08, to act as a spare.
The original 4-car sets were reformed as 6-car sets coinciding with the opening of the extension of the line from Yotsuya to Komagome on 26 March 1996. This was achieved by renumbering the centre cars (9200 and 9300) of sets 02, 04, 06, and 08 as 9600 and 9700 cars which were inserted into sets 01, 03, 05, and 07. New-build (2nd batch) intermediate cars (9200-9300-9600-9700) were then inserted into sets 02, 04, 06, and 08. The resulting minor differences led to odd-numbered sets 01 to 07 being classified as "A sets", and even-numbered sets 02 to 08 becoming "B sets".
The 1st to 3rd batch sets were formed identically as follows.
- 9100 (CT1)
- 9200 (M1') with two pantographs
- 9300 (M2')
- 9600 (M1) with two pantographs
- 9700 (M2)
- 9800 (CT2)
Four new 6-car sets (09 to 13) plus the four sets of four additional intermediate cars described above were built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries between 1995 and 1996, coinciding with the opening of the extension of the line from Yotsuya to Komagome in March 1996. Floor height was reduced by 5 mm compared with the 1st batch sets from 1,155 mm to 1,150 mm. Seat width was increased from 440 mm to 450 mm.
Two new 6-car sets (14 and 15) were built by Tokyu Car Corporation to coincide with the opening of the extension of the line from Yotsuya to Tameike-Sannō on 20 September 1997. Externally and internally, these were identical to the 2nd-batch trains.
Six new 6-car sets (16 to 21) were built by Nippon Sharyo between 1999 and 2000 ahead of the opening of the extension of the line from Tameike-Sannō to Meguro on 26 September 2000. The motored cars 3 (9300) and 4 (9600) in these sets have only one powered bogie, as opposed to two on earlier sets. Friction stir welding was used in the construction of these sets to produce a more attractive exterior finish.
Two new 6-car sets (22 and 23) entered service from 22 May 2009. These include a number of design improvements over earlier sets, including a redesigned front end, single-arm pantographs, and improved air-conditioning. The number of motored cars is reduced from four to three per 6-car set, with car 3 (trailer car) numbered in the 9400 series. Car 4 (9600) has both bogies powered. Seat width is increased 10 mm to 460 mm, and floor height is reduced 10 mm to 1,140 mm.
The 5th-batch sets are formed as follows.
- 9100 (CT1)
- 9200 (M1') with one single-arm pantograph
- 9400 (T)
- 9600 (M1) with two single-arm pantographs
- 9700 (M2)
- 9800 (CT2)
- "東京地下鉄9000系5次車 (Tokyo Metro 9000 series 5th batch trains)", Japan Railfan Magazine 49 (576), April 2009: 65
- Japan Railfan Magazine: "東京メトロ9000系5次車が営業運転を開始" (Tōkyō Metro 9000 series 5th batch trains enter service) (24 May 2009.) Retrieved on 25 May 2009.
- "平成21年春 東京メトロ南北線に新造車両導入" (New trains entering service on Tokyo Metro Namboku Line in spring 2009) (28 January 2009) Retrieved on 30 January 2009. (Japanese)
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