Tokyu 6000 series

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Tokyu 6000 series
Tokyu 6103 (7cars) Express 20180319.jpg
A 6000 series set on an express service in March 2018
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation, J-TREC
Built atYokohama
Constructed2007-2017
Entered service28 March 2008
Number built42 vehicles (6 sets)
Number in service36 vehicles (6 sets)
Formation6 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers6101-6106
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Line(s) servedTokyu Oimachi Line
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,435 mm (67 ft 0.5 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in) (intermediate cars)
Width2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height3,640 mm (11 ft 11 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speedService: 110 km/h (70 mph)
Design: 120 km/h (75 mph)
Traction systemVariable frequency (2-level IGBT)
Power output190 kW x 6
Acceleration3.3 km/h/s
Deceleration3.5 km/h/s (service)
4.5 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead wire
Safety system(s)ATC-P
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Tokyu 6000 series (東急6000系, Tōkyū 6000-kei) is an electrical multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation on express services on the Tokyu Oimachi Line in Japan since 28 March 2008. Based on the 5000 series design, cars have four sets of doors per side with a more aerodynamic front end design than its predecessors.[1]

Formation[edit]

As of 1 April 2017, the fleet consists of six six-car sets, numbered 6101 to 6106 and formed as follows, with three motored (M) cars and three trailer (T) cars, and car 1 at the Oimachi end.[2][3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation Tc2 M T M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 6100 6200 6300 6400 6500 6600
Weight (t) 26.9 30.7 28.2 33.3 32.9 26.8
Capacity (total/seated) 139/48 150/51 150/54 150/54 150/51 139/48

Car 5 is fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and car 2 is fitted with one.[3]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout, with a seat width of 460 mm (18 in) per person.[3] Wheelchair spaces are provided at the ends of cars 2 and 5.[3]

History[edit]

The first set, 6101, on delivery from Tokyu Car in Yokohama in December 2007

The first set, 6101, was delivered in December 2007.[4] The first trains entered revenue-earning service on 28 March 2008.[5]

Six new DeHa 6300 intermediate cars were delivered from the J-TREC factory in Yokohama in August 2017.[6] These will be used to lengthen the fleet of six trainsets to seven cars each between November 2017 and March 2018.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 私鉄車両年鑑 2013: 大手15社営業用車両完全網羅 私鉄車両年鑑2013 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2013] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. 20 March 2013. p. 177. ISBN 978-4-86320-693-9.
  2. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2017 私鉄車両編成表 2017 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2017] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2017. p. 63. ISBN 978-4-330-81317-2.
  3. ^ a b c d 東京急行電鉄6000系 [Tokyu 6000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 48 no. 564. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. April 2008. pp. 67–74.
  4. ^ 甲種鉄道車両輸送計画表 [New Rolling Stock Delivery Schedule]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 37 no. 285. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. January 2008. p. 124.
  5. ^ 3月28日、大井町線の急行運転を開始、田園都市線の混雑緩和を目指します [Oimachi Line express services to commence on 28 March, and aiming to alleviate overcrowding on Denentoshi Line] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyu Corporation. 15 February 2008. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ 東急6000系中間車が甲種輸送される [Tokyu 6000 series intermediate cars delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 30 August 2017. Archived from the original on 31 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  7. ^ Ueshin, Daisuke (12 October 2017). 東急大井町線、新型車両6020系を来春導入! 急行を7両編成化、3月ダイヤ改正 [New Tokyu Omimachi Line 6020 series trains to be introduced next spring - express services to be lengthened to 7 cars by March timetable revision]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan. Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.

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