Kintetsu 16200 series

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Kintetsu 16200 series
Blue Symphony
In service September 2016–
Constructed 1978 (as 6200 series)
Refurbishment 2016
Number built 3 vehicles (1 set)
Number in service 3 vehicles (1 set)
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
Line(s) served
Car body construction Steel
Car length 20,720 mm (68 ft 0 in)
Width 2,740 mm (9 ft 0 in)
Height 4,150 mm (13 ft 7 in)
Doors 1 sliding door per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system Resistor control
Acceleration 2.5 km/(h⋅s) (1.6 mph/s)
Deceleration 4.0 km/(h⋅s) (2.5 mph/s)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC, overhead line
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Kintetsu 16200 series (近鉄16200系), branded Blue Symphony (青の交響曲, Ao no Shinfonii) is a limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway in Japan since September 2016. The train was converted from a 6200 series commuter train.


The train was converted from a former 6200 series commuter train built in 1978.[1]


The train operates between Ōsaka Abenobashi on the Minami Osaka Line and Yoshino on the Yoshino Line, making two return trips each day.[1]


The three-car train is formed as follows.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3
Designation Tc M Mc
Numbering 16301 16251 16201
Weight (t) 33.0 43.0 44.0
Capacity 28 20 37
Facilities Seating
Universal access toilet
Bar counter
lounge space


The conversion work on the train was completed in July 2016,[1] and the train entered service on 10 September 2016.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Okuyama, Motoki (October 2016). 近畿日本鉄道16200系「青の交響曲(シンフォニー)」. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 56 no. 666. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 73–77. 
  2. ^ 近鉄青の交響曲営業運転開始 [Kintetsu "Blue Symphony" enters revenue service]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 13 September 2016. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 

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