Tokyu 3000 series

The Tokyu 3000 series (東急3000系, Tōkyū 3000-kei) is a Japanese commuter electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by Tokyu Corporation in the Tokyo area since 1999.[2]

Tokyu 3000 series
Tokyu 3000 Series 3101F Hiyoshi 20200208.jpg
3000 series set 3009 on the Meguro Line in February 2020
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation
Constructed1999 – 2001
Entered service16 April 1999
Number built78 vehicles (13 sets)
Number in service78 vehicles (13 sets)
Formation6 cars per set
Fleet numbers3001 - 3013
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Line(s) servedTokyu Meguro Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line, Saitama Rapid Railway Line
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,300 mm (66 ft 7 14 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7 38 in) (intermediate cars)[1]
Width2,820 mm (9 ft 3 in)[1]
Height4,065 mm (13 ft 4 in)[1]
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph) (service)[1]
120 km/h (75 mph) (design)[1]
Traction systemVariable frequency (IGBT)[1]
Acceleration3.3 km/(h⋅s) (2.1 mph/s)[1]
Deceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s) (service)
4.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.8 mph/s) (emergency)[1]
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead wire
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesTS-1019 (motored)[1]
TS-1020 (trailer)[1]
Safety system(s)ATC-P, Tokyu ATS, ATO[1]
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)


The 3000 series sets are used on Tokyu Meguro Line and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line, and Saitama Rapid Railway Line inter-running services.[2]


As of 1 April 2016, the fleet consists of 13 six-car sets based at Motosumiyoshi Depot, formed as follows with three motored (M) cars and three unpowered trailer (T) cars. Car 1 is at the Meguro (northern) end, and car 6 is at the Hiyoshi (southern) end.[3]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation Tc2 M2 M1 T M Tc1
Numbering 30xx 325x 32xx 35xx 34xx 31xx
  • The "M" and "M1" cars are each fitted with two single arm pantographs.[3]
  • Car 4 is designated as being mildly air-conditioned.[3]

Original 8-car formationEdit

The first set, 3001, initially ran as an eight-car formation (on the Tokyu Toyoko Line), as shown below, with the Tc2 car at the Shibuya (northern) end.[1]

Designation Tc2 M2 M1 T T' M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 3001 3251 3201 3501 3502 3252 3502 3101
Capacity (seated/total) 48/141 51/151 54/151 54/151 54/151 51/151 54/151 48/141

The two M1 cars each had two single-arm pantographs.[1]


Seating is longitudinal bench seating throughout.[2] Wheelchair spaces are provided in cars 2 and 5.[3]


The first 3000 series set, 3001, entered service in 1999, initially as an eight-car formation used on the Tokyu Toyoko Line.[2] This was subsequently reformed as a six-car set following delivery of the rest of the fleet destined for the Meguro Line.[2] A total of 13 six-car sets (78 vehicles) were built by 2001.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 東急3000系 [Tokyu 3000 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 39 no. 458. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 1999. p. 70–77.
  2. ^ a b c d e f 私鉄車両年鑑 2012: 大手15社営業用車両完全網羅 私鉄車両年鑑2012 [Japan Private Railways Annual 2012] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. February 2012. p. 144. ISBN 978-4-86320-549-9.
  3. ^ a b c d 私鉄車両編成表 2016 [Private Railway Rolling Stock Formations - 2016] (in Japanese). Japan: Kotsu Shimbunsha. 25 July 2016. p. 67. ISBN 978-4-330-70116-5.