Tokyo Metro 15000 series

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Tokyo Metro 15000 series
Tokyo Metro Tozai 15102 Minami-Gyotoku 20101015.jpg
Set 15102 approaching Minami-Gyōtoku Station in October 2010
In service May 2010–Present
Manufacturer Hitachi
Built at Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi
Family name Hitachi A-train
Constructed 2010–
Number under construction 30 vehicles (3 sets)
Number built 130 vehicles (13 sets)
Number in service 130 vehicles (13 sets)
Formation 10 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 51–63
Operator(s) Tokyo Metro
Depot(s) Fukagawa Depot
Line(s) served Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Toyo Rapid Railway Line, Chuo-Sobu Line
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium alloy
Car length 20,520 mm (67 ft 4 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 2,850 mm (9 ft 4 in)
Doors 4 pairs per side
Maximum speed 100 km/h (60 mph)
Traction system IGBT-VVVF[1]
Acceleration 3.3 km/h/s
Deceleration 3.5 km/h/s (service), 5.0 km/h/s (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
Current collection method overhead catenary
Bogies FS778
Safety system(s) CS-ATC, ATS-P
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

The Tokyo Metro 15000 series (東京地下鉄15000系, Tōkyō Chikatetsu 15000-kei) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line in Tokyo, Japan, since May 2010.

Design[edit]

Based on the earlier Tokyo Metro 05 series (13th batch) and Tokyo Metro 10000 series trains, the 15000 series trains have 500 mm (20 in) wider doors (1,800 mm (71 in) as opposed to 1,300 mm (51 in)) to speed up boarding and alighting at stations during rush-hour periods.[2] [3]

Operations[edit]

The 15000 series trains are used on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line inter-running services, to and from Mitaka on the JR East Chuo-Sobu Line in the west, Tōyō-Katsutadai on the Toyo Rapid Railway Line and Tsudanuma on the Chuo-Sobu Line in the east.[4]

Formation[edit]

As of 1 April 2016, the fleet consists of 13 ten-car sets, numbered 51 to 63, and formed as shown below, with car 1 at the Nishi-Funabashi (west) end.[4]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation CT1 M1' M2 T Mc1 Tc T' M1 M2' CT2
Numbering 15100 15200 15300 15400 15500 15600 15700 15800 15900 15000
Capacity 143 155 154 154 154 154 154 154 155 143
Weight 26.9 t 33.6 t 34.0 t 24.3 t 32.5 t 24.3 t 24.1 t 33.8 t 33.9 t 26.9 t

Cars 2 and 8 each have two single-arm pantographs. Car 5 has one single-arm pantograph.[1]

Interior[edit]

Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout, with six-person seats between the doors, and two-person seats at the car ends.[1] Passenger information is provided by pairs of 17-inch LCD information screens above each doorway.[1]

History[edit]

Set 15111 being delivered in June 2011

The first set was delivered from Hitachi's Kudamatsu factory in February 2010.[5]

The first 15000 series sets entered revenue service on 7 May 2010.[4]

Thirteen sets (15101 to 15113) were delivered by 2011, with a further three sets scheduled to be delivered during fiscal 2016.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 東京地下鉄15000系 [Tokyo Metro 15000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 50 no. 592. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. August 2010. pp. 70–75. 
  2. ^ "Doors on new Tozai Line subway carriages to be extra wide to beat rush hour delays". The Mainichi Daily News. Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers Co. Ltd. 6 April 2010. Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Tokyo Metro news release: オールワイドドアの「15000系」新型車両を投入します (New 15000 series trains to be introduced with wide doors), 16 June 2009). Retrieved on 17 June 2009. (in Japanese)
  4. ^ a b c 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 73. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5. 
  5. ^ 甲種鉄道車両輸送計画表 [New rolling stock delivery schedule]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 39 no. 311. Japan: Kotsu Shimbun. March 2010. p. 125. 
  6. ^ 東京メトロ15000系15114編成が甲種輸送される [Tokyo Metro 15000 series set 15114 delivered]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 15 January 2017. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 

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