Tokyo Metro 01 series

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Tokyo Metro 01 series
01 series train at Shibuya Station
In service 1984–2017
Replaced TRTA 2000 series
Constructed 1983-1997
Entered service January 1984 - March 2017
Scrapped 2013–2017
Number built 228 vehicles (38 sets)
Number in service None
Number preserved 4 vehicles
Successor Tokyo Metro 1000 series
Formation 6 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 1-38
Capacity 608 passengers (244/248 seated)
Operator(s) Tokyo Metro
Depot(s) Ueno
Line(s) served Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Car body construction Aluminium
Maximum speed 60 km/h (35 mph)
Acceleration 3.0 km/h/s
Deceleration 4.0 km/h/s (4.5 km/h/s for emergency brake)
Electric system(s) 600 V DC, 3rd rail
Safety system(s) CS-ATC, TASC
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Tokyo Metro 01 series (東京地下鉄01系, Tōkyō Chikatetsu 01-kei) was an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line subway in Tokyo, Japan, from 1983 until March 2017. A total of 38 six-car trainsets (228 cars) were built between 1983 and 1997 in five batches, and the design received the 25th Laurel Prize of the Japan Railfan Club in 1985.

The trains used a Train Automatic Stopping Controller (TASC) system allowing them to automatically stop at stations.


The six-car sets were formed as shown below, with three motored (M) cars and three non-powered trailer (T) cars, and car 1 at the Shibuya end.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation CT1 M T M' M CT2
Numbering 01-1xx 01-2xx 01-3xx 01-4xx 01-5xx 01-6xx


Passenger accommodation consisted of longitudinal bench seating throughout. Each car had priority seats at one end, and wheelchair spaces were provided in car 2 and 5 in sets 32 onward.[2]


In 2007, car 01-238 of set 38 was experimentally fitted with permanent-magnet synchronous motors.[3] From January 2011, the four intermediate cars of set 38 were experimentally fitted with LED lighting.[3]


Car 01-121 being cut up in March 2014

The 01 series trains began to be replaced by new 1000 series trains from spring 2012.[4] The first set to be withdrawn, set 38, was removed for scrapping in August 2013.[3] By 1 April 2016, nine sets remained in service.[1] The last remaining 01 series train was withdrawn from regular service on 10 March 2017, with a special commemorative final run for invited guests on 12 March.[5]


Former 01 series cars 01-135 and 01-635 as a Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series in May 2016

In February 2015, driving cars 01-136 and 01-636 were sold to the Kumamoto Electric Railway in Kyushu and were also regauged to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in),[6] where they became the Kumamoto Electric Railway 01 series, entering service in March 2015 following the addition of pantographs and new bogies.[7] Two more cars, 01-135 and 01-635, were sold to the Kumamoto Electric Railway during fiscal 2015.[8]

Preserved examples[edit]

Car No. Set No. Location
01-101 1 Nakano Depot in Tokyo
01-129 29 Metro Museum in Edogawa, Tokyo (cab end only)
01-630 30 University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science Chiba Experiment Station

Three cars of former set 1 (01-101, 01-201, and 01-601), withdrawn from revenue service in 2013, are kept for training purposes at Nakano Depot in Tokyo.[9]

The cab end of car 01-129 is preserved inside the Metro Museum in Edogawa, Tokyo.[10]

Car 01-630 was donated to the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science Chiba Experiment Station in Chiba Prefecture in 2017 for use on its 333 m long research test track.[11]


  1. ^ 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. 68. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  2. ^ 私鉄車両編成表 2013 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2013] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 30 July 2013. p. 74. ISBN 978-4-330-39313-1. 
  3. ^ a b c 東京メトロ01系第38編成が搬出される [Tokyo Metro 01 series set 38 transported]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ 銀座線:12年から新型車両 開業時のレモンイエロー復活 [New trains for Ginza Line from 2012 - Reviving original lemon yellow colour]. (in Japanese). The Mainichi Newspapers. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011. [dead link][dead link]
  5. ^ 東京を走り33年…地下鉄銀座線01系が営業運転終了 12日ラストラン [Tokyo Metro Ginza Line 01 series ends revenue service after running in Tokyo for 33 years - Final run on 12 March]. Iza (in Japanese). Japan: Sankei Digital Inc. 10 March 2017. Archived from the original on 11 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Shibata, Togo (March 2017). 非公開の保存車両に注目 [Looking at rolling stock preserved in private]. Tetsudo Daiya Joho Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 46 no. 395. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. p. 59. 
  10. ^ 【東京地下鉄】01系が地下鉄博物館で展示を開始 [Tokyo Metro 01 series goes on display at Subway Museum]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 15 July 2016. Archived from the original on 16 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  11. ^ Sasaki, Yasuhiro (18 May 2017). 東京メトロ、銀座線01系01-630号車を東京大学に譲渡 - 研究用車両で活用へ [Tokyo Metro Ginza Line 01 series car 01-630 donated to University of Tokyo for use as test vehicle]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. Archived from the original on 29 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 

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