Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series

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Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series
熊本電気鉄道01系.JPG
Set 36 in May 2015
Replaced 5000 series
Entered service 16 March 2015
Refurbishment 2015 (converted from former Tokyo Metro 01 series trains)
Number built 4 vehicles (2 sets)
Number in service 4 vehicles (2 sets)
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 35-36
Operator(s) Kumamoto Electric Railway
Depot(s) Kita-Kumamoto
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 16,000 mm (52 ft 6 in)
Width 2,998 mm (9 ft 10.0 in)
Height 4,007 mm (13 ft 1.8 in)
Doors 3 pairs per side
Traction system 4 x 160 kW IGBT-VVVF traction motors
Electric system(s) 600 V DC
Current collection method Overhead conductor
Bogies KW206
Safety system(s) ATS
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series (熊本電気鉄道01形) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Kumamoto Electric Railway in Japan, since 16 March 2015.[1]

Design[edit]

The two-car trains were rebuilt from 2015 from former Tokyo Metro 01 series six-car trains, by adding two single-arm pantographs and new KW206 "efWing" carbon-reinforced plastic 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) bogies built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.[1]

Formations[edit]

As of 1 April 2016 two two-car sets (numbers 35 and 36) are in operation, formed as follows with one motored car ("Mc") and one non-powered trailer car ("Tc").[1][2]

Designation Mc Tc
Numbering 01-13x 01-63x
Weight (t) 32.0 26.8
Capacity (total/seated) 102/32 101/36

The Mc cars have two single-arm pantographs.[2]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating.[1]

History[edit]

Former Tokyo Metro 01 series driving cars 01-136 and 01-636 were sold to the Kumamoto Electric Railway in February 2015,[3] the modified two-car set entered service on 16 March 2015.[1] Two more cars, 01-135 and 01-635, were acquired during fiscal 2015.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Kekke, Manabu (June 2015). 熊本電気鉄道01形 [Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 44 no. 374. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. pp. 44–47. 
  2. ^ a b 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 186. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  3. ^ もと東京メトロ01系が熊本へ [Ex-Tokyo Metro 01 series moved to Kumamoto]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. ^ 東京メトロ銀座線と熊本電鉄で01系車両譲渡記念列車を運行します [01 series commemorative trains to run on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Kumamoto Electric Railway] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro & Kumamoto Electric Railway. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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