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Tokyo Metro 2000 series debut!

Tokyo Metro has launched the new 2000 series trainsets ordered from Nippon Sharyo for use on the Marunouchi Line and replace the 1988 02 Series.







Deliveries of the 53 trainsets (318 cars) from the Nippon Sharyo plant in Toyokawa are scheduled for 2019-22. First day in use was Saturday 23 of February.















Electrical equipment is being supplied by Toshiba. The permanent magnet synchronous motor drives are expected to reduce 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 six-car 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 Ginza Line 1000 series trainsets.











The Marunouchi Line (official: Line 4) was the second subway line constructed in Tokyo, the first after II World War. The route is U-shaped running from
from Ogikubo to Ikebukuro with a branch from Nakano-sakaue to Honancho, giving a total length of 27.4 km and 28 stations.

















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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2...ro-puts-new-marunouchi-line-trains-operation/

https://travel.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1147490.html
 

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I presume there won't be 3 car sets since there'll be through service to Honancho at some point.

Also, do they come with CBTC equipment for the Marunouchi upgrading?
 

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Tokyo Metro 2000 series debut!

Tokyo Metro has launched the new 2000 series trainsets ordered from Nippon Sharyo for use on the Marunouchi Line and replace the 1988 02 Series.
Is there a reason why Japan doesn't seem to use walk-through subway cars? They always seem to have dividing doors between cars
 

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Is there a reason why Japan doesn't seem to use walk-through subway cars? They always seem to have dividing doors between cars
There used to be open passages between subway cars, but after the Daegu Subway fire in S. Korea in 2003, sliding doors were installed on older stock as well as being standard on new rolling stock. This helps to keep smoke from spreading throughout the train in the case of a fire breaking out inside one carriage. Something other metros should consider.
 

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JR East to introduce a cross-platform interchange between the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines at Shinagawa:

http://tetsudo-shimbun.com/headline/entry-1645.html

What they're doing is

- southbound KTL uses track 5, this will not change
- track 4, currently unused, will be used by the northbound KTL in autumn 2019
- track 3, now the northbound KTL, will be filled in by 2022
- track 2, outer loop Yamanote, will be renumbered track 3 by 2022, and open doors to the left to provide cross platform interchange with track 4
- the current Yamanote platform will be dedicated solely to track 1, the Yamanote inner loop

The northern passageway will also be expanded with elevators and a new fareline towards the Keikyu side of the station. Is that being planned with Keikyu's rebuild in mind, I wonder...
 
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There used to be open passages between subway cars, but after the Daegu Subway fire in S. Korea in 2003, sliding doors were installed on older stock as well as being standard on new rolling stock. This helps to keep smoke from spreading throughout the train in the case of a fire breaking out inside one carriage. Something other metros should consider.
Are the door opens during use?
 

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Those sofa-like seats are in standard class?

In the UK most new trains have seats with the comfort of an ironing board.

I wouldn't be surprised if the UK TOCs start using moulded plastic or metal seating, under the guise of easing maintenance or reducing vandalism.
 

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Re: Seibu 001 series "Laview"

Those sofa-like seats are in standard class?

In the UK most new trains have seats with the comfort of an ironing board.

I wouldn't be surprised if the UK TOCs start using moulded plastic or metal seating, under the guise of easing maintenance or reducing vandalism.
The train itself is premium-fare. So only having one class isn't as big a deal.
 

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You mean "outside weekday rush hours". This is a tourist train.
 

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I just want to ask, when the Sotetsu-Tokyu link line opens, will trains running on the Toyoko Line run beyond Shibuya to the Fukutoshin Line and onward to the Seibu and Tobu lines? Also, will there be through running on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line?
 

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I just want to ask, when the Sotetsu-Tokyu link line opens, will trains running on the Toyoko Line run beyond Shibuya to the Fukutoshin Line and onward to the Seibu and Tobu lines? Also, will there be through running on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line?
It depends on the number of cars each train consist has. The Fukutoshin Line allows 8- to 10-car consists, while the Namboku (and Mita) Line only allows 6-car consists and travels as far south as Hiyoshi and far north as Saitama.

If Sotetsu has 10-car trains, it will have to go to the Fukutoshin Line and the train operators will now have to squeeze in Sotetsu services to their schedules. It might even allow Tokyo Metro to retire its oldest trains to give way to the new consists.
 

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^^ It seems that Tokyo Metro, among other plans, will extend the Namboku Line to 8-car operation, so through services may become an option.

More details here, including:
- some station upgrading
- new trains for the Hanzomon/Fukutoshin/Yurakucho Lines
- CBTC systems for the Marunouchi, Hibiya and Hanzomon Lines
- and more
https://www.tokyometro.jp/corporate/profile/plan/pdf/tmp2021.pdf
 

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^^ It seems that Tokyo Metro, among other plans, will extend the Namboku Line to 8-car operation, so through services may become an option.

More details here, including:
- some station upgrading
- new trains for the Hanzomon/Fukutoshin/Yurakucho Lines
- CBTC systems for the Marunouchi, Hibiya and Hanzomon Lines
- and more
https://www.tokyometro.jp/corporate/profile/plan/pdf/tmp2021.pdf
Very interesting development indeed. That would mean, however, that the Mita Line (operated by Toei) will have to do their station adjustments as well to account for train lengthening. And also, it will mean both Mita and Namboku Lines will have to discontinue their platform screen doors at all platforms temporarily to allow the train consist expansion from 6 cars to 8. It will indeed be fascinating to watch.
 

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Mixed length running is possible with platform doors in Japan - IIRC it's done on the Fukutoshin Line.
 
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I just want to ask, when the Sotetsu-Tokyu link line opens, will trains running on the Toyoko Line run beyond Shibuya to the Fukutoshin Line and onward to the Seibu and Tobu lines? Also, will there be through running on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line?
The plan is to have through running both to the Fukutoshin Line and the Nanboku Line. During the morning rush 10~14 through trains/hour off the Sotetsu link at Hiyoshi, and 4~6/hour off-peak. The proportion going to the Fukutoshin Line versus the Nanboku Line is still undetermined, as the problem is the Toyoko Line is running at capacity between Hiyoshi and Shibuya, with 24 trains/hour at the peak 8am hour. With those headways, you can't squeeze in additional trains off the Sotetsu Line without removing existing Toyoko Line services coming from Yokohama, which may prompt complaints from customers coming from that direction.
 

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The Saitama Rapid Railway apparently had plans to extend from the current Urawa Misono Terminal toward Iwatsuki on the Tobu Urban Park Line and Hasuda on the JR Utsunomiya Line but has not been built due to financial constraints. I also heard from somewhere that Urawa Misono Station, unlike other stations on the line which were built to accommodate 8 car trains, was only built to accommodate 6 car trains as it was intended as a temporary terminal, with the Sotetsu Link and lengthening of trains to 8 cars, how likely is it that this extension will be reevaluated?
 

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The Saitama Rapid Railway apparently had plans to extend from the current Urawa Misono Terminal toward Iwatsuki on the Tobu Urban Park Line and Hasuda on the JR Utsunomiya Line but has not been built due to financial constraints. I also heard from somewhere that Urawa Misono Station, unlike other stations on the line which were built to accommodate 8 car trains, was only built to accommodate 6 car trains as it was intended as a temporary terminal, with the Sotetsu Link and lengthening of trains to 8 cars, how likely is it that this extension will be reevaluated?
Urawa Misono's auxiliary platform no. 3 is built only for 6 car trainsets. The main platforms 1~2 are built to accommodate 8 car lengths, as do all the other stations on this line.
 
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