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The Kintetsu 9020 series (近鉄9020系) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) commuter train type operated by the private railway operator Kintetsu Railway since 2000.[1] In 2001, it was awarded the Laurel Prize, presented annually by the Japan Railfan Club.

Kintetsu 9020 series
Kintetsu 9020 and 5800 series Nara Line express 2014-01-25 (12364980433).jpg
A 9020 series on the Nara Line in January 2014
ManufacturerKinki Sharyo
Family nameSeries 21
Entered service2000
Number built40 vehicles (20 sets)
Number in service40 vehicles (20 sets)
Formation2 cars per trainset
Operator(s)Kintetsu Railway
Depot(s)Higashihanazono, Takayasu
Line(s) served
Car body constructionAluminium
Car length20,720 mm (68 ft 0 in)
Height4,150 mm (13 ft 7 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction systemVariable frequency (IGBT)
Power output185 kW per motor
Acceleration2.5/3.0 km/h/s
Deceleration4.0 km/h/s
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead line
Braking system(s)Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s)Kintetsu ATS (old/new)
Hanshin ATS (except 9050 series)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)


The 9020 series sets operate on Nara Line services, including through-running to and from Hanshin Electric Railway lines. One 9050 series variant operates on Osaka Line services.[1]


As of 1 April 2012, the fleet consists of 20 two-car sets, with 19 based at Higashihanazono Depot for Nara Line services, and one set based at Takayasu Depot for use on Osaka Line services.[2]

Higashihanazono Depot setsEdit

The two-car Nara Line sets are formed as follows, with one motored (M) car and one non-powered trailer (T) car, and the "Mc" car at the Namba/Kyoto end.[2]

Designation Mc Tc
Numbering Mo 9020 Ku 9120

The "Mc" car is fitted with two cross-arm or single-arm pantographs.[2]

Takayasu Depot setEdit

The sole two-car Osaka Line set is formed as follows, with one motored (M) car and one non-powered trailer (T) car, and the "Tc" car at the Osaka Uehommachi end.[2]

Designation Tc Mc
Numbering Ku 9151 Mo 9051

The "Mc" car is fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[2]


Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 32. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9.
  2. ^ a b c d e 私鉄車両編成表 2012 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2012]. Japan: JRR. July 2012. pp. 123–127. ISBN 978-4-330-29911-2.

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