Tokyu 3000 series
3000 series set 3004 in March 2021
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation
Constructed1999–2001
Entered service16 April 1999
Number under construction26 vehicles on order (as of March 2019)[1]
Number built78 vehicles (13 sets)
Number in service78 vehicles (13 sets)
Formation6 cars per set
Future: 8 cars per set[1]
Fleet numbers3001–3013
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)Motosumiyoshi
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,300 mm (66 ft 7+14 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7+38 in) (intermediate cars)[2]
Width2,820 mm (9 ft 3 in)[2]
Height4,065 mm (13 ft 4 in)[2]
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph) (service)[2]
120 km/h (75 mph) (design)[2]
Traction systemVariable frequency (IGBT)[2]
Acceleration3.3 km/(h⋅s) (2.1 mph/s)[2]
Deceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s) (service)
4.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.8 mph/s) (emergency)[2]
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead wire
Current collector(s)Pantograph
BogiesTS-1019 (motored)[2]
TS-1020 (trailer)[2]
Safety system(s)ATC-P, Tokyu ATS, ATO[2]
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Tokyu 3000 series (東急3000系, Tōkyū 3000-kei) is a Japanese commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Tokyu Corporation in the Tokyo area of Japan. Introduced into service on 16 April 1999 on the Tokyu Toyoko Line as a sole eight-car set, a total of 78 vehicles, which would form 13 six-car sets, were built by Tokyu Car Corporation between 1999 and 2001 for use on Tokyu Meguro Line inter-running services to the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line, and Saitama Rapid Railway Line. There are 26 vehicles on order to lengthen the fleet to eight cars.

Operations

The 3000 series sets are used on Tokyu Meguro Line and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line, and Saitama Rapid Railway Line inter-running services.[3]

Formations

As of 1 April 2016, the fleet consists of 13 six-car sets based at Motosumiyoshi Depot, formed as follows with three motored (M) cars and three unpowered trailer (T) cars. Car 1 is at the Meguro (northern) end, and car 6 is at the Hiyoshi (southern) end.[4]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation Tc2 M2 M1 T M Tc1
Numbering 30xx 325x 32xx 35xx 34xx 31xx

Original 8-car formation

The first set, 3001, initially ran as an eight-car formation on the Tokyu Toyoko Line, as shown below, with the Tc2 car at the Shibuya (northern) end.[2]

Designation Tc2 M2 M1 T T' M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 3001 3251 3201 3501 3502 3252 3502 3101
Capacity (seated/total) 48/141 51/151 54/151 54/151 54/151 51/151 54/151 48/141

The two M1 cars each had two single-arm pantographs.[2]

Interior

Seating is longitudinal bench seating throughout.[3] Wheelchair spaces are provided in cars 2 and 5.[4]

Driver's cab

History

The first 3000 series set, 3001, entered service in 1999, initially as an eight-car formation used on the Tokyu Toyoko Line.[3] This was subsequently reformed as a six-car set following delivery of the rest of the fleet destined for the Meguro Line.[3] A total of 13 six-car sets (78 vehicles) were built by 2001.[3]

On 26 March 2019, Tokyu Corporation announced that the entire Meguro Line fleet, including the 3000 series fleet, would be lengthened from six cars to eight cars from the first half of fiscal 2022.[1] Six of the additional cars were completed in late March 2022 and transported to Nagatsuta depot.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "目黒線の混雑緩和と快適性向上を実現 当社保有車両の8両編成化による輸送力増強と新型車両3020系の導入" [Achieving congestion mitigation and comfort improvement on the Meguro Line by increasing transportation capacity with eight-car formations of our vehicles and introduction of the new 3020 series] (PDF) (Press release) (in Japanese). Tokyu Corporation. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 東急3000系 [Tokyu 3000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 39, no. 458. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 1999. p. 70–77.
  3. ^ a b c d e 私鉄車両年鑑 2012: 大手15社営業用車両完全網羅 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 144. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9.
  4. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 67. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5.
  5. ^ "東急3000系増結用中間車6両が甲種輸送される" [6 Tokyu 3000 series additional intermediate cars will be transported]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). 24 March 2022. Archived from the original on 24 March 2022. Retrieved 26 March 2022.