Keihan 800 series

The Keihan 800 series (京阪800系, Keihan 800-kei) is a class of electric multiple unit (EMU) commuter trains operated since 1997 by the privately owned Keihan Electric Railway on its Keihan Keishin Line and the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line in Japan.[1]

Keihan 800 series
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A 800 series set in revised livery in November 2019
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries
Built atKobe
Entered service1997
Number built32 vehicles (8 sets)
Number in service32 vehicles (8 sets)
Formation4 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers801–815
Operator(s)Keihan Electric Railway
Line(s) servedKeihan Keishin Line
Kyoto Municipal Subway Tōzai Line
Car body constructionSteel
Car length16,500 mm (54 ft 2 in)
Width2,440 mm (8 ft 0 in)
Height3,475 mm (11 ft 4.8 in)
Doors3 pairs per side
Maximum speed75 km/h (45 mph)
Traction systemVariable frequency (IGBT)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead wire
Safety system(s)Keihan ATS, CS-ATC, ATO
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)


Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating in the intermediate cars and transverse seating in the end cars.[1]


As of 1 April 2016, the fleet consisted of eight four-car sets (801 to 815), formed with car 1 at the Hamaōtsu end.[2][3] All cars are motored.[2]

Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation Mc1 M1 M2 Mc2
Numbering 8xx 85x 85x 8xx
Weight (t) 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0
Capacity (seated/total) 30/88 42/105 42/105 30/88

The M1 and M2 cars each have one single-arm pantograph.[2]


The first trains entered service in 1997.[1]

Future developmentsEdit

Between 2017 and March 2021, the entire fleet of 800 series trains is scheduled to be repainted in the standard corporate Keihan Electric Railway livery of "rest green" on the upper body and "atmos white" on the lower body separated by a "fresh green" stripe.[4]


  1. ^ a b c 私鉄車両年鑑2015 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2015] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. 20 June 2015. p. 63. ISBN 978-4-8022-0003-5.
  2. ^ 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. 137. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5.
  3. ^ 日本と世界の鉄道カタログ: '97-'98 日本と世界の鉄道カタログ'97~'98 [Japan and World Railway Catalogue 1997-1998] (in Japanese). Japan: Seibido Publishing. 17 August 1997. p. 60–61. ISBN 978-4-415-09254-6.
  4. ^ 京阪 大津線車輌のカラーデザインを変更 [Keihan Otsu Line trains to be reliveried]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 13 March 2017. Archived from the original on 14 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.

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