Sotetsu 5000 series
Sotetsu 5000 series set 5554 at Sagami-Ōtsuka Station in 2009
In service1955–2009
Operator(s)Sotetsu
Specifications
Car body constructionAluminium
Doors4 pairs per side
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collector(s)overhead
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Sotetsu 5000 series (相鉄5000系) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) commuter train type operated by the private railway operator Sagami Railway (Sotetsu) in Japan.

History

First introduced in December 1955, the trains were rebuilt from 1972 with new lightweight aluminium bodies and air-conditioning.[1] The last train in operation was withdrawn on 11 February 2009.[2]

References

  1. ^ "相鉄5000系について" [About the Sotetsu 5000 series]. sotetsu.co.jp (in Japanese). Sotetsu Holdings, Inc. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  2. ^ "相模鉄道「5000系さよならイベント」開催 (Sagami Railway stages "Sayonara 5000 series event")". Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō. 38 (300): 91. April 2009.