Toei 6000 series
Set 6121 on the Toei Mita Line in February 1999
In service1968–1999 (Toei Mita Line),
1999-present (Chichibu Railway and Kumamoto Electric Railway),
2000-2016 (Kereta Commuter Indonesia)
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries, Nippon Sharyo, Alna Kohi, Hitachi
Entered service27 December 1968
Number built168 vehicles (28 sets)
Number in service24 vehicles (10 sets)
Number preserved2 vehicles
SuccessorToei 6300 series
Formation6 cars per set (Toei Mita Line)
8 cars per set (Kereta Commuter Indonesia)
3 cars per set (Chichibu Railway)
2 cars per trainset (Kumamoto Electric Railway)
Capacity150 (50 seating) (end cars),
170 (58 seating) (intermediate cars)
Operator(s)Toei Subway (1968-1999)
Chichibu Railway (1999-present)
Kumamoto Electric Railway (1999-present)
Kereta Commuter Indonesia (2000-2016)
Line(s) servedToei Mita Line
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20 m (65 ft 7+38 in)
Width2.790 m (9 ft 1+78 in)
Height3.690 m (12 ft 1+14 in),
with pantograph:
4.045 m (13 ft 3+14 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed70 km/h (43 mph) (operating),
100 km/h (62 mph) (design)
Weight215.5 t
(212.1 long tons; 237.5 short tons)
Traction systemelectric
Power output2,400 kW (3,200 hp)
Acceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s)
Deceleration4.0 km/(h⋅s) (2.5 mph/s) (service),
5.0 km/(h⋅s) (3.1 mph/s) (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC overhead wire
Current collection methodPantograph
Braking system(s)Dynamic braking, electromagnetic direct brake
Safety system(s)T-ATS
Coupling systemJanney coupler
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Toei 6000 series (東京都交通局6000形) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei) on the Toei Mita Line in Tokyo, Japan, between 1968 and 1999, and subsequently on the Chichibu Railway (since 1999), Kumamoto Electric Railway, and Kereta Commuter Indonesia in Indonesia (from 2000 until 2016).


The 6000 series operated on the Toei Mita Line from its opening in 1968.[1]


The 6000 series won the 1969 Laurel Prize from the Japan Railfan Club.


Originally delivered with unpainted stainless steel front ends, the blue bodyside bands were extended to the front ends from 1988.[1]



Kumamoto Electric Railway 6000 series in September 2006
Kumamoto Electric Railway 6000 series in September 2006

Following withdrawal from the Toei Mita Line in 1999 and replacement by Toei 6300 series EMUs, a number of former 6000 series units were resold to other railway operators in Japan and also donated to KA Commuter Jabodetabek in Indonesia.[2]

Chichibu Railway 5000 series

A Chichibu Railway 3-car 5000 series set in June 2011
A Chichibu Railway 3-car 5000 series set in June 2011

Main article: Chichibu Railway 5000 series

12 former 6000 series cars were sold to the Chichibu Railway in 1999, where they were reformed as four three-car 5000 series sets.[2]

The original Toei car numbers and subsequent identities were as follows.[2]

Toei numbering Chichibu numbering
6191 5001
6196 5101
6198 5201
6241 5002
6246 5102
6248 5202
6251 5003
6256 5103
6258 5203
6261 5004
6266 5104
6268 5204


72 former 6000 series cars were donated to KRL Jabodetabek (later KA Commuter Jabodetabek) in Indonesia in 2000 as part of an Official development assistance (ODA) programme to upgrade commuter train services in the Jakarta area.[3]

Eight six-car sets (6121, 6151, 6161, 6171, 6181, 6201, 6271, and 6281) and 24 middle cars were shipped to Indonesia, entering revenue service there from August 2000.[3] In 2004, the trainsets were reformed into eight six-car sets and three eight-car sets, made possible by rebuilding some former intermediate cars with new driving cabs.[3] The fleet subsequently underwent further extensive reorganization and rebuilding of driving cars damaged in accidents.[3]

Withdrawals commenced in December 2012 with set 6201, displaced by an increasing number of newer and longer trains delivered from Japan like: Tokyo Metro 6000 series, Tokyo Metro 05 series, and 203 series.[3] The last set to remain in service, 6181, was repainted into the new KA Commuter Jabodetabek red livery in February 2016, before finally being withdrawn in September 2016.[3]

Since February 2018, car 6181 from the last operating set, 6181F, is now preserved in Depok EMU Depot as a static display, with electrical systems such as lighting and automatic door fully operational, due to some modifications to the train.[4]


See also


  1. ^ a b The 地下鉄 [The Subway]. Japan: Sansuisha. 29 September 2004. p. 127. ISBN 978-4-06-366218-4.
  2. ^ a b c Kubo, Satoshi (April 2008). 秩父の電車たち [Trains of the Chichibu Railway]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 48 no. 564. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 92–99.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Takagi, Satoshi (February 2017).  ジャカルタへ渡った都営6000形 [The 6000 series that travelled to Jakarta]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 57 no. 670. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 126–129.
  4. ^ "Railway Enthusiast Digest: Toei 6000 Jadi Monumen di Dipo Depok".