JAPAN: Tokyo Metro has unveiled the first of 53 six-car Class 2000 trainsets ordered from Nippon Sharyo for use on the Marunouchi Line.
Deliveries from the manufacturer’s Toyokawa plant are scheduled for 2019-22 with entry into revenue service planned for February 2019. The new fleet will replace the Class 02 trainsets.
Electrical equipment is being supplied by Toshiba. The permanent magnet synchronous motor drives are expected to reudce power consumption by 27% compared to the Class 02, while onboard batteries will be able to power the train to nearest station in an emergency.
The trains have been designed to offer a high capacity, with three double-leaf doors per side and longitudinal seating. The bogies are equipped with self-steering axles similar to those fitted to the Class 1000 trainsets.
The Marunouchi Line runs from Ogikubo to Ikebukuro with a branch from Nakano-sakaue to Honancho, giving a total length of 27·4 km and 28 stations.