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The Tokyu 5000 series (東急5000系, Tōkyū 5000-kei) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the private railway operator Tokyu Corporation since 2002 on many of its commuter lines in the Tokyo area of Japan.

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DesignEdit

First introduced in 2002, the design is based on the JR East E231 series commuter train, also manufactured by Tokyu Car Corporation (now J-TREC) in Yokohama.

All trains are equipped with interior LCD screens, displaying the station names, and automatic announcements in both Japanese and English. The 5000 series uses blue seat moquette fabric, while the 5050 and 5080 series have red seat moquette.

Driver's cabEdit

All sets use the same driver's cab, with a gray color, and a single 'T' shaped brake and throttle controller. There are four throttle steps, and seven brake steps. The speedometers are equipped with ATC. To the right of the speedometer is an information screen, showing the run type (local, express, etc.), and information of the individual cars. This touch screen computer can also control interior temperature and lights.

VariantsEdit

5000 seriesEdit

Tokyu 5000 series
 
A Den-en-toshi Line 5000 series set in June 2018
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation, J-TREC
Built atYokohama 
ReplacedTokyu 8000 series
Constructed2002–
Entered service2002
Number in service22 sets (212 vehicles, as of 1 April 2015)[1]
Formation8/10 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers5101-5122
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)
  • Nagatsuta Depot (Den-en-toshi Line)
  • Motosumiyoshi Depot (Toyoko Line)
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20 m (65 ft 7 38 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Traction systemIGBT-VVVF inverter
Power output190 kW (250 hp) per motor
Acceleration3.3 km/(h⋅s) (2.1 mph/s)
Deceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s) (4.5 km/(h⋅s) [2.8 mph/s] for emergency brake)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead wire
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesTS-1019A/TS-1020A
Braking system(s)Regenerative brakes, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s)TASC, ATC
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
 
Set 5110 on the Den-en-toshi Line in June 2018
 
5000 series 6-door car

These are ten-car sets first introduced on the Den-en-toshi Line from May 2002. These sets are distinguished by a green stripe above the doors. Six-door cars were inserted into some of the sets between 2005 and 2007, with sets 5105 onward having three 6-door cars per set (cars 4, 5, and 8). The 5000 series is fitted with CS-ATC and Tobu ATS (TSP) in order to run through the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, and onward over the Tobu Skytree Line to Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Tobu Isesaki Line to Kuki, and Tobu Nikko Line to Minami-Kurihashi. These sets are based at Tokyu's Nagatsuta depot, and are powered by Hitachi motors with VVVF inverters.

Four eight-car 5000 series sets (5118, 5119, 5121, and 5122)[1] were formed from 2009 using trailer cars displaced from ten-car sets by newly built six-door cars. These sets have the same pink stripe above the doors as the Toyoko Line 5050 series sets.

New four-door cars were built from December 2015[2] to replace the three six-door cars in each set to ensure uniform door-spacing ahead of the introduction of platform edge doors at Den-en-toshi Line stations from 2016. All six-door cars are scheduled to be replaced by the end of fiscal 2017. The new cars added incorporate a number of interior design improvements, including higher seat backs and headrests on some seats.[3]

OperationsEdit

FormationsEdit

The sets are formed as follows.[1]

Den-en-toshi Line set 5101Edit

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M T3 M2 M1 T2 T1 M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 5101 5201 5301 5401 5501 5601 5701 5801 5901 5001

The M1 cars (5 and 9) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and the M car (2) is fitted with one pantograph.[1]

Den-en-toshi Line sets 5102 onwardEdit

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M2 M1' T3N T2N M2 M1 T1N M Tc1
Numbering 5100 5200 5300 5400 5500 5600 5700 5800 5900 5000

The M1 cars (3 and 7) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and the M car (9) is fitted with one pantograph.[1]

Toyoko Line 8-car setsEdit

 
Toyoko Line 8-car 5000 series set 5118 in December 2011
Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation Tc2 M2 M1 T2 T1 M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 5100 5200 5300 5400 5500 5600 5700 5800

The M1 cars (3 and 7) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[1]

InteriorEdit

Livery variationsEdit

Toyoko Line eight-car set 5122 received an all-over green vinyl wrapping livery in September 2017 to mark the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Toyoko Line and recreating the appearance of the original 5000 series EMUs nicknamed "green frog" which formerly operated on the line.[4] It is scheduled to carry this livery until the end of August 2018.[4]

5050 seriesEdit

5050 series
 
A Toyoko Line 5050 series set in June 2019
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation 
Built atYokohama
ReplacedTokyu 8000 series
Entered serviceApril 2004
Number in service26 sets (208 vehicles, as of 1 December 2017)
Number scrapped1 set (8 vehicles) (accident damage)
Formation8 cars per set
Fleet numbers5151–5177
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)Motosumiyoshi
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,200 mm (end cars); 20,000 mm (intermediate cars)
Width2,820 mm
Height4,050 mm
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC
Current collection methodOverhead line
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

These are eight-car sets introduced on the Toyoko Line from April 2004. These sets are distinguished by a pink stripe above the doors. They are similar to the 5000 series, the only difference being that they have eight cars, and that they have the pink stripe instead of green. They are based at Motosumiyoshi Depot, and are capable of running through the Minatomirai Line. the Tokyu 5050 series is also world first full-colour LED destination indicator for passenger train.

One set, 5155, was scrapped in July 2017, following accident damage sustained in 2014.[5]

OperationsEdit

FormationEdit

Toyoko Line eight-car sets are formed as follows.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation Tc2 M2 M1 T2 T1 M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 5150 5250 5350 5450 5550 5650 5750 5850

The M1 cars (3 and 7) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[1]

InteriorEdit

4000 seriesEdit

4000 series
 
Set 4101 in March 2016
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation (4101-4107), J-TREC (4108-4110) 
Built atYokohama
Constructed2011–
Entered serviceSeptember 2011
Number in service100 vehicles (10 sets)
Formation10 cars per set
Fleet numbers4101–4110
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)Motosumiyoshi Depot
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,200 mm (66 ft 3 14 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7 38 in) (intermediate cars)
Width2,820 mm (9 ft 3 in)
Height4,050 mm (13 ft 3 12 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Power output190 kW (250 hp) x 4 per motored car
Acceleration3.3 km/(h⋅s) (2.1 mph/s)
Deceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s) (service); 4.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.8 mph/s) (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead line
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesTS-1019A (motored); TS-1020A (trailer)
Safety system(s)ATC-P/S, Tobu ATS, Seibu ATS
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

New 4000 series 10-car sets based on the 5050 series design were delivered from Tokyu Car from April 2011, entering service from September 2012 ahead of the start of Tokyu Toyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line inter-running services in March 2013.[6][7]

OperationsEdit

FormationsEdit

The ten-car sets are formed as follows.[8]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Designation Tc2 M2' M1 T3 T2 M T1 M2 M1' Tc1
Numbering 4100 4200 4300 4400 4500 4600 4700 4800 4900 4000
Weight (t) 27.8 32.7 33.6 26.3 26.1 33.5 26.5 32.7 33.5 27.6
Capacity (Seated/total) 48/141 51/151 54/152 54/152 54/152 54/152 54/152 54/152 51/151 48/141

The M1 and M1' cars each have two single-arm pantographs, and the M car is fitted with one.[8]

Cars 4601 to 4604 (included in sets 4101 to 4104 respectively) were renumbered from former Denentoshi Line 5000 series cars 5469, 5473, 5474, and 5472 (from sets 5169, 5173, 5174, and 5172 respectively), and retain their original blue moquette seating.[9]

InteriorEdit

Shibuya HikarieEdit

 
Shibuya Hikarie set 4110 in May 2013

Set number 4110 was delivered in April 2013 in a special Shibuya Hikarie body graphics and with modified interior to mark the first anniversary of Tokyu's "Shibuya Hikarie" development located above the newly expanded underground Shibuya Station.[10] This trainset entered revenue service on 26 April 2013.[11] It is the first 5050 series train to feature LED interior lighting, and has higher backed seating than regular trains, with grey seat backs in cars 1, 3, 8, and 10, brown seat backs in cars 2, 4, 6, and 9, and blue seat backs in cars 5 and 7.[12] The train is equipped experimentally with free WiFi.[12] One stanchion in the train features an embossed heart design as a whimsical way to brighten up commuters' journeys.[12]

HistoryEdit

 
The builder's plate on car 4601 showing its original 2008 year of manufacture

Nine cars of the first set were delivered from Tokyu Car's Yokohama factory to Tokyu's Nagatsuta Depot in Kanagawa Prefecture between 29 and 31 March 2011.[7][13] These cars were formed into a 10-car set with the inclusion of intermediate motor car 4601, renumbered from former 5050 series trailer car 5469, which was itself previously renumbered from motor car 5918.[14] The second 10-car set was delivered from Tokyu Car in June 2011.[15]

Set 4101 entered revenue service on the Tokyu Toyoko Line from 9 September 2011, reduced to an 8-car formation.[16]

From 10 September 2012, 10-car 4000 series sets entered revenue service on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line (and Seibu Yurakucho Line) and Tobu Tojo Line, with inter-running through to the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.[17][18]

5080 seriesEdit

5080 series
 
Meguro Line 5080 series, May 2019
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation 
Built atYokohama
Entered serviceMarch 2003
Number in service60 vehicles (10 sets)
Formation6 cars per set
Fleet numbers5181-5190
Operator(s)Tokyu Corporation
Depot(s)Motosumiyoshi
Line(s) served Tokyu Meguro Line
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,200 mm (66 ft 3 14 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7 38 in) (intermediate cars)
Width2,820 mm (9 ft 3 in)
Height4,050 mm (13 ft 3 12 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed90 km/h (55 mph)
Acceleration3.3 km/(h⋅s) (2.1 mph/s)
Deceleration3.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.2 mph/s) (service),
4.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.8 mph/s) (emergency)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead line
Current collection methodPantograph
BogiesTS-1019A (motored)
TS-1020A (trailer)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Ten six-car sets were introduced on the Meguro Line from March 2003. These sets are distinguished by a dark blue stripe above the doors. Unlike the other variants, they are powered by Toshiba equipment, rather than Hitachi. The 5080 series is fitted with CS-ATC, ATO and TASC for use on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Saitama Rapid Railway Line, and Toei Mita Line. These sets are based at Motosumiyoshi Depot.

OperationsEdit

FormationEdit

Meguro Line six-car sets are formed as follows, with three motored (M) cars and three trailer (T) cars. Car 1 is at the Meguro end.[1][19]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Designation Tc2 M T M2 M1 Tc1
Numbering 5180 5280 5380 5480 5580 5680
Weight (t) 26.3 30.9 28.2 33.3 32.9 26.4
Capacity (total/seated) 141/48 152/51 151/54 151/54 152/51 141/48

The M1 cars (5) are fitted with two single-arm pantographs, and the M cars (2) are fitted with one.[19]

InteriorEdit

Y500 seriesEdit

Y500 series
 
A Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Y500 series on the Tokyu Toyoko Line in September 2005
ManufacturerTokyu Car Corporation 
Built atYokohama
Constructed2004–
Entered serviceFebruary 2004
Number in service6 sets (48 vehicles)
Formation8 cars per set
Fleet numbersY511-Y516
Operator(s)Yokohama Minatomirai Railway
Line(s) served
Specifications
Car body constructionStainless steel
Car length20,200 mm (66 ft 3 14 in) (end cars)
20,000 mm (65 ft 7 38 in) (intermediate cars)
Width2,820 mm (9 ft 3 in)
Height4,050 mm (13 ft 3 12 in)
Doors4 pairs per side
Maximum speed110 km/h (70 mph)
Electric system(s)1,500 V DC Overhead line
Current collection methodPantograph
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

These eight-car sets are owned by the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway and are used for interrunning services over the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line. The fleet of six eight-car sets entered service in February 2004.

OperationsEdit

FormationEdit

Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Y500 series sets are formed as follows.[1]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation Tc2 M2' M1 T2 T1 M2 M1' Tc1
Numbering Y510 Y540 Y550 Y560 Y570 Y580 Y590 Y500

The M1 cars (3 and 7) are each fitted with two single-arm pantographs.[1]

InteriorEdit

ReferencesEdit

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