Kintetsu 16600 series

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Kintetsu 16600 series "Ace"
Kintetsu 16600 series at Domyoji 2017-09-20 (28095268319).jpg
A 16600 series 2-car set in the new Kintetsu limited express train livery in September 2017
Manufacturer Kinki Sharyo
Family name Ace
Replaced 16000 series (ja)
Constructed 2010–
Entered service 19 June 2010
Number built 4 vehicles (2 sets)
Number in service 4 vehicles (2 sets)
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Kintetsu Railway
Depot(s) Furuichi
Line(s) served
Car body construction Steel
Car length 20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in) (motor cars)
20,500 mm (67 ft 3 in) (trailers)
Width 2,800 mm (9 ft 2 in)
Height 4,150 mm (13 ft 7 in) (motor cars)
4,135 mm (13 ft 6.8 in) (trailers)
Doors Two plug doors per side
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction system 2-level PWM variable-frequency (IGBT)
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
Bogies Bolsterless
KD-316 (motor cars)
KD-316A (trailers)
Braking system(s) Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s) Kintetsu ATS (old/new)
Multiple working 16000/16010/16400 series
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Kintetsu 16600 series "Ace" (近鉄16600系「Ace」) is a limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Kintetsu Railway in Japan since 19 June 2010.[1]


They are operated on the Minami Osaka and Yoshino Lines, replacing the earlier 16000 series (ja) trains.[1]


The design is based on the Kintetsu 22600 series trains used on the standard gauge Osaka and Nara Lines since 2009.[1]


As of 1 April 2016, two two-car sets are in operation, formed as follows, with one motored ("Mc") car and one non-powered trailer ("Tc") car.[2]

Car No. 1 2
Designation Tc Mc
Numbering 1670x 1660x

Car 2 has two single-arm pantographs.[2]


Car 1 has a wheelchair space and toilet. Car 2 has a smoking compartment.[2]


Two two-car sets were built at a cost of approximately 800 million yen.[1] Test running commenced in May 2010, with entry into revenue service from 19 June 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e 私鉄車両年鑑2015 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2015] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. 20 June 2015. p. 50. ISBN 978-4-8022-0003-5. 
  2. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 2017 私鉄車両編成表 2017 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2017] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2017. p. 130. ISBN 978-4-330-81317-2. 

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