Odakyu 60000 series MSE
An Odakyu 60000 series MSE in January 2018
In serviceMarch 2008–Present
ManufacturerNippon Sharyo
Built atToyokawa, Aichi
Family nameMSE
ReplacedOdakyu 20000 series RSE
JR Central 371 series
Constructed2007–
Number built42 vehicles (8 trainsets)
Number in service32 vehicles (6 trainsets) (as of 1 April 2015)
Formation6/4 cars per set
Fleet numbers60251–60255 (6-car sets)
60051–60053 (4-car sets)
[citation needed]
Operator(s)Odakyu Electric Railway
Depot(s)Kitami
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionAluminium
Car length20,000 mm (intermediate cars)
20,220 mm (end cars 1 & 10)
Width2,850 mm (9 ft 4 in)
Height4,140 mm (13 ft 7 in)
Maximum speed110 km/h (68 mph) (service)
120 km/h (75 mph) (design)
Traction systemVariable frequency (2-level IGBT)
Acceleration2.0 km/h/s (Odakyu lines), 2.4 km/h/s (Tokyo Metro and Hakone Tozan lines)
Deceleration4.0 km/h/s (service), 4.7 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead lines
Safety system(s)OM-ATS/D-ATS-P, ATC, ATS-PT
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Odakyu 60000 series MSE (小田急60000形, Odakyū 60000-gata) (Multi Super Express) is a Romancecar electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Odakyu Electric Railway in Japan since March 2008. The trains are used on Odakyu through service to the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, and some trains also travel over the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, making it the first limited express train with reserved seats to operate through a subway line in Tokyo.

Operations

Weekdays

Weekends/holidays

Formations

Gangwayed cab end
Gangwayed cab end

As of 1 April 2015, the fleet consists of four 6-car sets and two 4-car sets (32 vehicles in total), formed as follows, with car 1 at the Odawara end and car 10 at the Shinjuku (Tokyo) end.[1][2]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M4 M3 M2' M1' Tc1' Tc2' M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering KuHa 60550 DeHa 60500 DeHa 60400 DeHa 60300 DeHa 60200 KuHa 60250 KuHa 60150 DeHa 60100 DeHa 60000 KuHa 60050
Weight (t) 32.1 39.6 38.9 38.3 36.4 32.3 33.1 38.8 38.5 31.8
Seating capacity 56 60 56 68 52 60 60 54 56 56

Cars 2, 3, 8, and 9 each have one single-arm pantograph.[2]

Interior

Accommodation is monoclass, with seating arranged 2+2 at a seat pitch of 983 mm (38.7 in).[1] All passenger saloons are designated no-smoking.[2] cars 2, 5, and 8 are equipped with toilets.[2] Refreshment counters are provided in cars 3 and 9.[1]

History

Two six-car sets and one four-car set were ordered in September 2006,[3] with the first six-car set delivered from Nippon Sharyo in October 2007.[4] The trains entered service on 15 March 2008.

In 2009, the 60000 series MSE was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award, presented annually in Japan by the Japan Railfan Club for railway vehicles voted as being the most outstanding design of the year.[5]

A third six-car set was delivered in October 2009.[6]

From the start of the revised timetable on 17 March 2012, 60000 series six-car sets were introduced on Asagiri services between Shinjuku and Gotemba, replacing the Odakyu 20000 series RSE and JR Central 371 series EMUs currently used.[7]

A fifth six-car set (60255) was delivered from Nippon Sharyo in late October 2015,[8] followed by a third four-car set (60053) in November 2015.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c 小田急電鉄60000形 [Odakyu 60000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 48, no. 564. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. April 2008. pp. 54–61.
  2. ^ 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. 50. ISBN 978-4-330-58415-7.
  3. ^ http://www.odakyu.jp/program/info/data.info/1993_6852248_.pdf Archived 18 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine Odakyu press release (20 September 2006) (in Japanese)
  4. ^ Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine, November 2007 issue
  5. ^ ブルーリボン賞・ローレル賞 選定車両一覧 [Blue Ribbon Award & Laurel Prize Winner List] (in Japanese). Japan: Japan Railfan Club. May 2011. Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  6. ^ 小田急ロマンスカー「MSE」が甲種輸送される [Odakyu Romancecar MSE delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ 2012年3月17日(土) ダイヤ改正を実施します。 [Timetable Revision Takes Effect from Saturday 17 March 2012] (PDF). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Odakyu Electric Railway. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  8. ^ 小田急60000形「MSE」6連が甲種輸送される [Odakyu 60000 series MSE 6-car set delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  9. ^ 「MSE」4連が甲種輸送される [MSE 4-car set delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.