New Series 101 and 301
|New Series 101 and 301 (Tamako Line and Tamagawa Line, 4- and 6-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
The former Series 101 has undergone special repair work since 1988. Among them, the one whose car number becomes 300 series was renamed to 301 series. The former Series 101 was withdrawn from the Shinjuku Line and Ikebukuro Line on December 19, 2004, the Tamako Line on February 3, 2008, and the Tamagawa Line on November 9, 2010. The new Series 101 and Series 301 had minor changes in design from the former Series 101, but there were no major differences in the main electric motors and electrical components.
*Please click here to see the retired old Series 101.
Series 101 Specifications
The main controller is MMC-HTB-20E type resistance controller, the main electric motor is DC direct-wound electric motor, the drive unit is hollow shaft parallel cardan drive system, and the brake system is direct electromagnetic air brake with generator brake with speed brake (HSC-D). The maximum design speed is 120km/h and the maximum operating speed is 105km/h. It is manufactured by Seibu Tokorozawa Rolling Stock Works and Tokyu Sharyo.
The 9.2Km line between Kokubunji and Hagiyama stations on the Tamako Line used three 17-meter carriages of the former Series 311 and 351 until 1990, but in 1996 they were replaced by Series 101 cars. As of November 2010, the new Series 101 one-man operation is operated by 4-car formation of Series 101 and 4-car formation of Series 2000. (See Photo 3)
Photos (1) and (2) show the new 101 Series on the Tamako Line.
The elevated line between Musashi Sakai and Koremasa Stations on the Tamagawa Line was completed in March 2010, and the connection line between the Tamagawa Line and the Chuo Line was reopened. The old Series 101 left the Tamagawa Line on November 9, 2010. The remaining new 101 Series is painted white, so there are no yellow cars left on the Tamagawa Line. The new 101 Series is wrapped with illustrations of the four seasons, which were collected from elementary school students along the line, and is operated as the “Spring” train in March (Photo 5, 6, 9, 11), the “Summer” train in June (Photo 12), and the “Autumn” train in September (Photo 9).
Photo (7) shows the one-man operation cab of the new Series 101.
|Series 2000 (2-, 4-, and 6-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 2000 was introduced in 1977. It was the first 4-door car of Seibu Railway to adopt Hitachi’s armature chopper control and all-electric command brake (HRD) with regenerative brake. It is called “New Series 2000” or “Series 2000N”. The features of the new Series 2000 are a skirt on the lower part of the front and black edging around the windows and type and destination indicators. Both of Series 2000N have the same power and performance, but they are the main cars representing Seibu Railway, and manufactured at Seibu Tokorozawa factory (1946 – discontinued in 2000).
The Series 2000 cars are shown in photos (1) to (5), and the Series 2000N cars are shown in photos (6) to (8).
|3011F(Hanno side)||3011F||3011F(Ikebukuro side)||3018F|
|Series 3000 (6 or 8 cars fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 3000 was manufactured from 1983 to 1987 for the Ikebukuro line. The appearance of the car body is the same as the new 101 series.
The main controller is the same armature chopper control as Series 2000, but it cannot be coupled due to the difference of the auxiliary circuit.
The main electric motor is a DC direct-wound motor ( 130kW) with compensating winding, starting acceleration is 2.6km/h/s, and the brake system is an electric command air brake with regenerative brake. The brake system is an electric command air brake with regenerative braking. 72 cars, nine 8-car formations of 6M2T, were manufactured at Tokyu Car Corporation’s Seibu Tokorozawa Rolling Stock Works.
*Photographs (5) to (7) show the 3011F formation that belonged to the Ikebukuro Line from May 1, 2009. These cars were designed with cutting sheets featuring the image of Mater, Tetsuro Hoshino, and the conductor, the main characters from Leiji Matsumoto’s “Galaxy Express 999” manga.
|Series 4000 (4-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 4000 was manufactured by Tokyu Car Corporation in 1988 by using the equipment of Series 101 such as bogies, resistance controllers, DC DC direct-wound motors, etc. The purpose of this series is to improve the service such as semi-cross seats and to operate directly to Chichibu Railway Line.
The train has been operated as a one-man train between Hanno and Seibu-Chichibu stations since 2002.
|Seibu-Chichibu Station [2010/06/06].|
|6101F(Not for underground manufactured in 1991)||6102F (not for underground manufactured in 1991)||6110F(1994 made and renewed in 2009)||6114F(1995 renewal in 2007)|
|6151F(1996 renewed in 2009)||6155F(1996 renewal in 2008)||6158F(1998 renewal in 2007)||6158F(1998 renewal in 2007)|
|Series 6000 (10-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
The Series 6000 began commercial operation on June 1, 1992 as a cross-carrier train for the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and Fukutoshin Line. It was the first 10-car fixed formation stainless steel car body of Seibu Railway. The main controller is a VVVF inverter control system manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd. using GTO elements, and a single controller controls eight cage-type three-phase AC induction motors ( 155kW) for two cars. The train MT ratio is 6M4T. 6151F (Photo 5), manufactured in fiscal 1996, uses an aluminum alloy body.
The 6101F and 6102F trains shown in photos (1) and (2) are for use on overground lines that are not compatible with the Tokyo subway.
|Series 9000 (10-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 9000 was manufactured at Seibu Tokorozawa factory from 1993 to 1998. The body is made of ordinary steel of the same specification as the new 2000 series. The main controller was an electric camshaft type resistancecontroller and the main electric motor was a DC direct current winding motor. and the main motor was replaced with a cage type three-phase AC induction motor ( 135kw).
Photos (3) and (4) show the 9103F in the Keihin Kyuko paint scheme, which was changed to the “RED LUCKY TRAIN” paint scheme from July 19, 2014.
|Series 001 [Laview] (8-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 001 [Laview] is planned to be manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd. in 56 cars (8 cars x 7 trains), and the first completed train was delivered to the Seibu Line on October 28, 2018. 16 cars will be manufactured in FY2018, and the remaining 40 cars will be manufactured in FY2019, with operation scheduled to start in March 2019. The first train has a spherical shape with a curve radius of 1,500 mm (the first in Japan) and three-dimensional curved glass, and the passenger compartment also has large glass windows to allow passengers to enjoy the scenery along the train line. The train is also fully equipped with movable pillows, Wi-Fi, and a power supply.
|Series 20000 (8- and 10-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 20000 started commercial operation on February 20, 2000. The front of the first car has a non-through structure because it was manufactured for the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and Fukutoshin Line, which are not considered to be connected to the Yurakucho Line and Fukutoshin Line. The first series (FY1999) 20101F and 20151F were manufactured at Hitachi, Ltd. and the seventh series (FY2005) 20108F and 20158F are in operation. The main controller is a VVVF inverter controller made by Hitachi following the Series 6000, and a cage type three-phase AC induction motor ( 135kw) is installed as the main electric motor. This series is equipped with improved acceleration performance at speeds above 60 km/h and a constant speed operation function at speeds above 20 km/h.
|(1)(2)Near Shimoigusa Station on the Shinjuku Line [2010/12/03].||(3)Near Tokorozawa Station on the Ikebukuro Line [2011/07/22].||(4)Near Shimoigusa Station on the Shinjuku Line [2010/12/03].|
|32101F (manufactured in 2007)||32102F (manufactured in 2007)||32102F (manufactured in 2007)||38101F (manufactured in 2007)|
|38102F (manufactured in 2007)||38103F (manufactured in 2007)||38104F (manufactured in 2008)||38107F (manufactured in 2009)|
|Series 30000 (2-, 6-, and 8-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 30000 started commercial operation on April 26, 2008. The manufacturer is Hitachi, Ltd. (A-train) and the car body is made of aluminum alloy with double skin structure. The front of the first car has a non-through structure because it is a car for the above-ground line which is not considered to be connected to the Tokyo subway. It is nicknamed “Smile Train” because of its shape. The main controller is a vector control system that uses a VVVF inverter control system (1C4M2 group control) with two-level IGBT elements manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd. The main electric motor is a 165kw cage type three-phase AC induction motor with WN drive and electric command type regenerative brake.
|● Series 40000 (10-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
The Series 40000 is a new commuter train that is scheduled to be introduced between 2017 and 2019. Of these 80 “Series 40000” cars (eight 10-car trains), the first formation has been completed and will begin operation in the spring of 2017. The 40000 Series is the successor to the 30000 Series “Smile Train” and is a new type of train that features an aluminum alloy body for weight reduction, an IGBT-VVVF inverter control system, a permanent magnet synchronous motor (permanent magnet synchronous motor), and a long seat to cross seat conversion mechanism, the first of its kind by Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The new train will also feature an IGBT-VVVF inverter control system, permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM), and LED lighting, which will reduce electricity consumption by about 40%. The exterior of the train will be “based on the corporate colors of the Seibu Group, with a color scheme that evokes the scenery and nature along our railway lines, based on the image of ‘mountain green and sky blue’. The system will have two 17-inch displays side by side, with 12 to 16 displays per train car. In addition, a power outlet will be installed on the wall below the window for use when the cross seat is converted, and the free public wireless LAN “SEIBU FREE Wi-Fi”, which is being gradually introduced on the Red Arrow limited express trains, will be introduced.