A Den-en-toshi Line 5000 series set in July 2021
A Den-en-toshi Line 5000 series set in July 2021

The Tokyu 5000 series (東急5000系, Tōkyū 5000-kei) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation since 2002 on many of its commuter lines in the Tokyo area of Japan.

Design

First introduced in 2002, the design is based on the JR East E231 series commuter train, also manufactured by Tokyu Car Corporation (now J-TREC) in Yokohama.

All trains are equipped with interior LCD screens, displaying the station names, and automatic announcements in both Japanese and English. The 5000 series uses blue seat moquette fabric, while the 5050 and 5080 series have red seat moquette.

Driver's cab

All sets use the same driver's cab, with a gray color, and a single 'T' shaped brake and throttle controller. There are four throttle steps, and seven brake steps. The speedometers are equipped with ATC. To the right of the speedometer is an information screen, showing the run type (local, express, etc.), and information of the individual cars. This touch screen computer can also control interior temperature and lights.

Variants

5000 series

Tokyu 5000 series
Set 5116 on the Isesaki Line in April 2021
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation, J-TREC
Built atYokohama 
ReplacedTokyu 8000 series
Constructed2002–2017
Entered service2002
Number in service22 sets (212 vehicles, as of 1 April 2015)[1]
Formation8/10 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers5101–5122
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)
  • Nagatsuta Depot (Den-en-toshi Line)
  • Motosumiyoshi Depot (Toyoko Line)
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20 m (65 ft 7+38 in)
WidthBody width: 2,778 mm (9 ft 1+38 in)[Note 1]
Total width: 2,800 mm (9 ft 2+14 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction systemIGBT-VVVF inverter
Power output190 kW (250 hp) per motor
Acceleration3.3 km/(h⋅s) (2.1 mph/s)
Deceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s) (4.5 km/(h⋅s) [2.8 mph/s] for emergency brake)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead wire
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesTS-1019A/TS-1020A
Braking system(s)Regenerative brakes, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s)TASC, ATC
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Notes
  1. ^ Set 5101's body width is 2,770 mm (9 ft 1 in)
5000 series 6-door car
5000 series 6-door car

These are ten-car sets first introduced on the Den-en-toshi Line from May 2002. These sets are distinguished by a green stripe above the doors. The 5000 series is fitted with CS-ATC and Tobu ATS (TSP) in order to run through the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, and onward over the Tobu Skytree Line to Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Tobu Isesaki Line to Kuki, and Tobu Nikko Line to Minami-Kurihashi. These sets are based at Tokyu's Nagatsuta depot, and are powered by Hitachi motors with VVVF inverters.

Initially six sets (5101–5106) were built between 2002 and 2003. Set 5101 was the prototype set and has slightly different dimensions (it is 8 mm (38 in) narrower than the other sets and has a slightly non-standard door spacing). Between 2005 and 2008, fourteen additional sets (5107–5117 and 5120–5122) were built with two six-door cars each (cars 5 and 8); sets 5117 and 5120–5122 were fully new built, while car 4 of sets 5107–5116 were surplus cars from sets 5102–5106, as two of their cars (5 and 8) were replaced with new six-door cars as well. Set 5122 never entered into service on the Den-en-toshi Line. In early 2009, two additional sets (5118 and 5119) were built as 9-car sets (car 4 was missing, and cars 5 and 8 were six-door cars) and were also not entered into service.

Between 2009 and 2010, a third six-door car (car 4) was added to sets 5104–5117 and 5120 (total 15 sets): three cars were new built and 12 were taken from other sets (two cars each from sets 5102, 5103, 5118, 5119, 5121, and 5122). Of the 15 surplus four-door cars created, four were used to return sets 5102 and 5103 to fully four-door sets, six were inserted into sets 5118, 5119, 5121, and 5122, and the remaining five cars were used in 5050 series sets 5170–5172. Meanwhile, sets 5118, 5119, 5121, and 5122 were reformed as eight car sets and transferred to the Tōyoko Line. As mentioned above, nine-car sets 5118 and 5119 each had of their two six-door cars removed and replaced with two four-door surplus cars, and ten-car sets 5121 and 5122 each had two six-door cars replaced with a single four-door surplus car. In addition, a motored four-door car from each set was removed, and used in 5050 series sets 5169 and 5172–5174.

A total of 45 new four-door cars were built from December 2015[2] to replace the three six-door cars in sets 5104–5117 and 5120 to ensure uniform door-spacing ahead of the introduction of platform edge doors at Den-en-toshi Line stations from 2016. All six-door cars were replaced by the end of 2017. The new cars added incorporate a number of interior design improvements, including higher seat backs and headrests on some seats.[3]

Operations

Formations

The sets are formed as follows.[1]

Den-en-toshi Line set 5101

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M T3 M2 M1 T2 T1 M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 5101 5201 5301 5401 5501 5601 5701 5801 5901 5001

The M1 cars (5 and 9) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and the M car (2) is fitted with one pantograph.[1]

Den-en-toshi Line sets 5102 onward

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M2 M1' T3N T2N M2 M1 T1N M Tc1
Numbering 5100 5200 5300 5400 5500 5600 5700 5800 5900 5000

The M1 cars (3 and 7) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and the M car (9) is fitted with one pantograph.[1]

Toyoko Line 8-car sets

Toyoko Line 8-car 5000 series set 5122 in August 2019
Toyoko Line 8-car 5000 series set 5122 in August 2019
Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation Tc2 M2 M1 T2 T1 M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 5100 5200 5300 5400 5500 5600 5700 5800

The M1 cars (3 and 7) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[1]

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Livery variations

Toyoko Line eight-car set 5122 received an all-over green vinyl wrapping livery in September 2017 to mark the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Toyoko Line and recreating the appearance of the original 5000 series EMUs nicknamed "green frog" which formerly operated on the line.[4] It is scheduled to carry this livery until the end of August 2018.[4]

5050 series

5050 series
A Toyoko Line 5050 series set in March 2021
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation 
Built atYokohama
ReplacedTokyu 8000 series
Constructed2004–2019[Note 1]
Entered serviceApril 2004
Number in service25 sets (200 vehicles, as of 26 June 2020)
Number scrapped1 set (8 vehicles) (accident damage)
Formation8 cars per set
Fleet numbers5151–5178
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)Motosumiyoshi
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,200 mm (end cars); 20,000 mm (intermediate cars)
WidthBody width: 2,798 mm (9 ft 2+18 in)[Note 2]
Total width: 2,820 mm (9 ft 3 in)
[Note 2]
Height4,050 mm
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC overhead lines
Current collection methodSingle-arm pantograph
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Notes
  1. ^ Some former 5000 series cars built in 2002–2003
  2. ^ a b Former 5000 series cars are 20 mm (34 in) narrower

These are eight-car sets introduced on the Toyoko Line from April 2004. These sets are distinguished by a pink stripe above the doors. They are similar to the 5000 series, the only difference being that they have eight cars, and that they have the pink stripe instead of green. They are based at Motosumiyoshi Depot, and are capable of running through the Minatomirai Line. The 5050 series is notable as being the first type of train in the world to feature full-color LED destination indicators.

Sets 5169–5174 each originally included one or two surplus 5000 series cars (5170–5172 had two surplus cars each, and the other sets had one); one car from sets 5169 and 5172–5174 were surplus motored cars with their pantographs and motored bogies temporarily removed, and were eventually replaced with new trailer cars while the motored cars were renumbered in the 4000 series.

Set 5155 was scrapped in July 2017 following accident damage sustained in 2014,[5] while set 5156 was transferred to Yokohama Minatomirai Railway in 2018 and renumbered Y517 to replace set Y516 damaged in the same accident. New build sets 5177 and 5178 were built in 2016 and 2019 respectively as replacement trains.

In 2020, set 5173 was reformed as a 10-car set and renumbered as set 4111.

Operations

Formation

Toyoko Line eight-car sets are formed as follows.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation Tc2 M2 M1 T2 T1 M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 5150 5250 5350 5450 5550 5650 5750 5850

The M1 cars (3 and 7) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[1]

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Sustina prototype car

J-TREC is testing a prototype car based on the sustina design, as part of a Toyoko Line 5050 series set.[6] The car, numbered 5576, is part of set 5176.[7]

5050-4000 series

5050-4000 series
Set 4103 in June 2018
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation (4101-4107), J-TREC (4108-4110) 
Built atYokohama
Constructed2011–2019[Note 1]
Entered serviceSeptember 2011
Number in service110 vehicles (11 sets)
Formation10 cars per set
Fleet numbers4101–4111
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)Motosumiyoshi Depot
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,200 mm (66 ft 3+14 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7+38 in) (intermediate cars)
WidthBody width: 2,798 mm (9 ft 2+18 in)[Note 2]
Total width: 2,820 mm (9 ft 3 in)
[Note 2]
Height4,050 mm (13 ft 3+12 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Power output190 kW (250 hp) x 4 per motored car
Acceleration3.3 km/(h⋅s) (2.1 mph/s)
Deceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s) (service); 4.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.8 mph/s) (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead line
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesTS-1019A (motored); TS-1020A (trailer)
Safety system(s)ATC-P/S, Tobu ATS, Seibu ATS
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Notes
  1. ^ Former 5000 series cars built in 2008–2009, and former 5050 series cars built in 2010
  2. ^ a b Set 4110 and former 5000 series cars are 20 mm (34 in) narrower

New 5050-4000 series 10-car sets based on the 5050 series design were delivered from Tokyu Car from April 2011, entering service from September 2012 ahead of the start of Tokyu Toyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line inter-running services in March 2013.[8][9]

Operations

Formations

The ten-car sets are formed as follows.[10]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M2' M1 T3 T2 M T1 M2 M1' Tc1
Numbering 4100 4200 4300 4400 4500 4600 4700 4800 4900 4000
Weight (t) 27.8 32.7 33.6 26.3 26.1 33.5 26.5 32.7 33.5 27.6
Capacity (Seated/total) 48/141 51/151 54/152 54/152 54/152 54/152 54/152 54/152 51/151 48/141

The M1 and M1' cars each have two single-arm pantographs, and the M car is fitted with one.[10]

Cars 4601 to 4604 (included in sets 4101 to 4104 respectively) were renumbered from former 5050 series cars 5469, 5473, 5474, and 5472 (from sets 5169, 5173, 5174, and 5172 respectively), which were in turn from former Den-en-toshi Line 5000 series cars 5918, 5919, 5922, and 5921 (from sets 5118, 5119, 5122, and 5121 repectively); they are 20 mm (34 in) narrower and retain their original blue moquette seating.[11]

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Shibuya Hikarie

Shibuya Hikarie set 4110 in May 2013
Shibuya Hikarie set 4110 in May 2013

Set number 4110 was delivered in April 2013 in a special Shibuya Hikarie body graphics and with modified interior to mark the first anniversary of Tokyu's "Shibuya Hikarie" development located above the newly expanded underground Shibuya Station.[12] This trainset entered revenue service on 26 April 2013.[13] It is the first 5050 series train to feature LED interior lighting, and has higher backed seating than regular trains, with grey seat backs in cars 1, 3, 8, and 10, brown seat backs in cars 2, 4, 6, and 9, and blue seat backs in cars 5 and 7.[14] The train is equipped experimentally with free WiFi.[14] One stanchion in the train features an embossed heart design as a whimsical way to brighten up commuters' journeys.[14]

History

The builder's plate on car 4601 showing its original 2008 year of manufacture
The builder's plate on car 4601 showing its original 2008 year of manufacture

Nine cars of the first set were delivered from Tokyu Car's Yokohama factory to Tokyu's Nagatsuta Depot in Kanagawa Prefecture between 29 and 31 March 2011.[9][15] These cars were formed into a 10-car set with the inclusion of intermediate motor car 4601, renumbered from former 5050 series trailer car 5469, which was itself previously renumbered from motor car 5918.[16] The second 10-car set was delivered from Tokyu Car in June 2011.[17]

Set 4101 entered revenue service on the Tokyu Toyoko Line from 9 September 2011, reduced to an 8-car formation.[18]

From 10 September 2012, 10-car 5050-4000 series sets entered revenue service on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line (and Seibu Yurakucho Line) and Tobu Tojo Line, with inter-running through to the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.[19][20]

In July 2020, a former 8-car set built in 2010 (set 5173) was joined with two new cars (built in 2019) and reformed as 10-car set 4111.

5080 series

5080 series
Meguro Line 5080 series in August 2019
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation 
Built atYokohama
Constructed2003–2008
Entered serviceMarch 2003
Number in service60 vehicles (10 sets)
Formation6 cars per set
Fleet numbers5181–5190
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)Motosumiyoshi
Line(s) served Tokyu Meguro Line
Tokyo Metro Namboku Line
Saitama Rapid Railway Line
Toei Mita Line
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,200 mm (66 ft 3+14 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7+38 in) (intermediate cars)
WidthBody width: 2,778 mm (9 ft 1+38 in)
Total width: 2,800 mm (9 ft 2+14 in)
Height4,050 mm (13 ft 3+12 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed90 km/h (55 mph)
Acceleration3.3 km/(h⋅s) (2.1 mph/s)
Deceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s) (service),
4.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.8 mph/s) (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead line
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesTS-1019A (motored)
TS-1020A (trailer)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Ten six-car sets were introduced on the Meguro Line from March 2003. These sets are distinguished by a dark blue stripe above the doors. Unlike the other variants, they are powered by Toshiba equipment, rather than Hitachi. The 5080 series is fitted with CS-ATC, ATO and TASC for use on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Saitama Rapid Railway Line, and Toei Mita Line. These sets are based at Motosumiyoshi Depot.

Two additional cars are expected to be inserted into each set for the introduction of through services to the Sōtetsu Shin-Yokohama Line.

Operations

Formation

Meguro Line six-car sets are formed as follows, with three motored (M) cars and three trailer (T) cars. Car 1 is at the Meguro end.[1][21]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation Tc2 M T M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 5180 5280 5380 5480 5580 5680
Weight (t) 26.3 30.9 28.2 33.3 32.9 26.4
Capacity (total/seated) 141/48 152/51 151/54 151/54 152/51 141/48

The M1 cars (5) are fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and the M cars (2) are fitted with one.[21]

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Y500 series

Y500 series
A Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Y500 series on the Tokyu Toyoko Line in August 2018
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation 
Built atYokohama
ReplacedTokyu 9000 series
Constructed2004–
Entered serviceFebruary 2004
Number in service6 sets (48 vehicles)
Number scrapped1 set (8 vehicles) (accident damage)
Formation8 cars per set
Fleet numbersY511-Y517
Operator(s)Yokohama Minatomirai Railway
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,200 mm (66 ft 3+14 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7+38 in) (intermediate cars)
WidthBody width: 2,778 mm (9 ft 1+38 in)[Note 1]
Total width: 2,800 mm (9 ft 2+14 in)
[Note 1]
Height4,050 mm (13 ft 3+12 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead line
Current collection methodPantograph
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Notes
  1. ^ a b Set Y517 is 20 mm (34 in) wider

These eight-car sets are owned by the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway and are used for interrunning services over the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line. The fleet of six eight-car sets entered service in February 2004.

Set Y516 was damaged in an accident in 2014; the set was scrapped in 2017, and a replacement set (Y517, former Tokyu 5050 series set 5156) was transferred in 2018.

Operations

Formation

Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Y500 series sets are formed as follows.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation Tc2 M2' M1 T2 T1 M2 M1' Tc1
Numbering Y510 Y540 Y550 Y560 Y570 Y580 Y590 Y500

The M1 cars (3 and 7) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[1]

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