Kintetsu 16200 series

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Kintetsu 16200 series
Blue Symphony
Bluesymphony16200.jpg
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
Specifications
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.

Design[edit]

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

Operations[edit]

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

Formation[edit]

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
library
Seating

History[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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