Tobu Railway Trains

100 series (SPACIA)

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Series 100 [SPACIA](6-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 100 started commercial operation on June 1, 1990 as the successor to Series 1720 limited express trains.
Nine six-car trains were manufactured by Aruna Koki and Tokyu Sharyo. The main circuit control system is a 1C8M system that uses VVVF inverter control with large-capacity GTO thyristor elements manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd. to drive eight cage-type three-phase AC induction motors with one inverter unit.
The main electric motors are all electric cars equipped with four cage-type three-phase AC induction mot ors with a rated output of 150 kW (rated speed: 3,330 rpm) per car. This is to meet the operating conditions of the northern part of the Isesaki Line, which has a 25‰ gradient and a series of curves, and to operate at a maximum speed of 130 km/h. The train is equipped with four cage-type three-phase AC induction motors per car. The 101F-109F trains are registered at the Kasukabe Branch of the Minami-Kuribashi Railroad Track Management District, and the 106F-108F trains are used for JR direct service.
In 1991, this train won the Blue Ribbon Award from the Association of Friends of Railroading.
(1)Matsubaradanchi Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/01/30]. (2)Near Takenotsuka Station on Isesaki Line [2010/04/19]. (3)Sugito-takanodai Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/12/05].
(4)Tobu Museum [February 21, 2010] *Model (1/20 scale) cornerspace-3 cornerspace-3

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500 series

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The Series 500 limited express trains introduced in the spring of 2017 will consist of eight 3-car trains (24 cars), with each train consisting of three fixed cars, allowing each train to be connected or split at intermediate stations. The cars will have through doors at the front of the cars to allow passengers to move around when coupled. The cars will be manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and will be introduced to the Tobu Main Line in the spring of 2017.
The train will also feature active suspension (anti-sway control system) to improve ride comfort, and a highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). Kawasaki Heavy Industries is in charge of the design, which will be supervised by KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN, headed by Kiyoyuki Okuyama. The vehicle body is 20 meters long and 2.87 meters wide and made of aluminum. The exterior paint scheme is based on the image of a “gentle and rich flow of time” in “champagne beige”, with “forest green” and “future blue”, the colors of the Tobu Group logo, to represent the “prestige of the limited express trains and the lush nature of the railway line”.

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200 series and 250 series

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Series 200 (6-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 200 was upgraded from express to limited express in March 1991. All cars are assigned to the Tatebayashi Sub-branch of the Minami-Kuribashi Train Control District, and all trains, except for temporary trains, are dedicated to “Limited Express Ryomou” operation.
The control system is a vernier type electric camshaft super multi-stage resistance control system (series-parallel field additive excitation control), and the main motor uses a DC direct-wound motor, but the main equipment such as bogies and motors of Series 1700 and 1720, which are no longer in operation, are used.

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Series 250 (6-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 250 started commercial operation in April 1998. The control system is a VVVF inverter control system using IGBTs, and the main electric motors are cage-type three-phase AC induction motors (190 kW) with increased train output. The 200 Series has nine 6-car trains and 54 cars in total, and the 250 Series has one 6-car train.
(1)Matsubaradanchi Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/01/30]. (2)Near Kasukabe Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/04/19]. (3)Tanizuka Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/06/02].
(4)Matsubaradanchi Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/10/12]. cornerspace-3 cornerspace-3

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300 series and 1800 series

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Series 300 (4- and 6-car fixed formation, car length 20 m)
The Series 300 started commercial operation in July 1991. 6-car trains were converted from the Series 1800, which had been taken out of service due to the expansion of the Series 200 fleet, and renamed the Series 300 for the 6-car trains and the Series 350 for the 4-car trains.

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Series 1800 (4- and 6-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 1800 was manufactured from 1969 to 1987. The main controller is a DC direct-wound motor ( 130KW) using an electric camshaft super multi-stage series-parallel vernier resistance controller similar to the Series 8000, and the drive unit is a TD flexible-plate joint hollow shaft parallel cardan drive.
The brake system is a direct electromagnetic pneumatic brake (HSC brake). 1800 Series has only an air brake without a regenerative brake and a generator brake, while 300 and 350 Series have a generator brake and a speed suppressor brake. This series is used for temporary trains etc. after it is removed from the Isesaki Line express service.
*Photographs (1) to (3) show the cars exhibited at the “2010 Tobu Fan Festa”. Red is Series 1800 and white is Series 300.
(1)Minami-Kuribashi Vehicle District [2010/12/05]. (2)Minami-Kuribashi Vehicle District [2010/12/05]. (3)Minami-Kuribashi Vehicle District [2010/12/05]. cornerspace-3

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074s-15 Series 1800 will be taken out of service on May 20, 2018.Series 1800 was introduced in September 1969 for the express train “Ryomou” on the Isesaki Line, and a total of 54 cars were manufactured by 1987. At first, they were 4-car trains, but later 6-car trains also appeared, and eventually all trains were 6-car trains. Between 1991 and 1998, when the succeeding 200 Series trains were introduced, they were gradually removed from “Ryomou” operation and converted to commuter cars and 300 and 350 Series for express (and later for limited express) service. The commuter converted cars had been scrapped by 2007 and the 300-series converted cars by 2017, leaving only three 350-series trains and the only original 1800-series No. 1819 train used for this last run.

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6050 series

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6153F 6157F 6165F 6177F
Series 6050 (2-, 4- and 6-car split formation, car length 20m)
Series 6050 is a suburban type train which appeared in 1985 by renewal of the car body from Series 6000. There are 6050 series belonging to Tobu Railway, Noiwa Railway and Aizu Railway, and they are registered in Shin-Tochigi branch office of Minami-Kurihashi rolling stock management section.
The main controller is an electric camshaft type multi-stage resistance controller (weak field control), and the main electric motor is a direct-current direct-wound motor ( 130kW).
The main electric motor is a direct-current DC motor (130kW). The brake system is a direct electromagnetic brake with generator brake (HSC-D).
(1)Tanizuka Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/06/02]. (2)Sugito-takanodai Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/12/05]. (3)Tanizuka Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/06/02].
(4)Sugito-takanodai Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/12/05]. cornerspace-3 cornerspace-3

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8000 series

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8107F(Scrapped in July 2010) 8111F (out of service in June 2011) 8135F (Scrapped in October 2010) 8136F (Scrapped in May 2011)
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8138F (scrapped in 2011) 8141F (scrapped in 2011) 8142F(Scrapped in 2012) 8153F(updated in 1996)
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8153F and 81117F 8153F and 8156F 8154F 8158F
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8159F(updated in 1996) 8162F(updated in 1997) 8528F (Scrapped in May 2010) sage cream
Series 8000 (2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-car split formation, car length 20m)
The Series 8000 (front restyled car) is the largest number of private railway cars except for JR trains. 712 cars were manufactured from 1963 to 1983. The formation can be flexibly used from 2 cars for local lines to 10 cars for the Isesaki and Tojo lines.
The car body is 20m in length and made of plain steel with four double doors. The main controller is an electric camshaft super multi-stage direct-parallel vernier resistance control system manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd. The power train has 55 stages (1 stage for weak field starting, 24 stages in series, 21 stages in parallel, and 9 stages for weak field) and the generator brake is omitted. The brake system is the direct electromagnetic pneumatic braking (HSC brake), which uses only pneumatic braking.
*Photo (2) shows the 8111F train that was used on the Tobu Tojo Line and was the only train that retained the original face of the 8000 Series. (Renewal construction in 1986)
Tobu Fan Festa 2010! It was sent back from the Tojo Line to the Isesaki Line via Chichibu Railway and was exhibited at the “2010 Tobu Fan Festa!
*Photo (16) shows the revival of the “Sage Cream” paint job on Series 8000 (Formation 81111) as part of the Tojo Line’s 100th anniversary events from January 2014 to April 2015.
(1)Near Kasukabe Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/04/19]. (2)Minami Kurihashi Car District [2010/12/05]. (3)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/01/30].
(4)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/10/11]. (5)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/10/11]. (6)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/10/11].
(7)Fujimino Station on the Tojo Line [2011/06/09]. (8)Near Kasukabe Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/04/19]. (9)Near Kasukabe Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/04/19].
(10)Near Kasukabe Station on the Isesaki Line [Jun 29, 2011]. (11)Near Kasukabe Station on the Isesaki Line [Jun 29, 2011]. (12)Near Kasukabe Station on the Isesaki Line [Jun 29, 2011].
(13)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/01/30]. (14)Fujimino Station on the Tojo Line [2011/06/09]. (15)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/01/30].

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Series 9000 and 9050

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9102F(1987 renewal in 2006) 9107F(1987 renewal in 2007) 9152F(1991 renewal in 2008) cornerspace-3
Series 9000 and 9050 (10-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 9000 started commercial operation in 1981 as a car for the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line direct connection operation.
The main controller is an AFE type (automatic field excitation) armature chopper controller, and the main electric motor is a DC double-winding motor ( 150kW).
The brake system is an air brake with electric command type regenerative brake. The modified Series 9050 appeared on December 7, 1994, when the new Yurakucho Line Ikebukuro Station (now Ikebukuro Station on the Fukutoshin Line) was opened. The main controller was changed to a GTO thyristor-element VVVF in verter manufactured by Toyo Denki, and the main electric motor was equipped with a cage-type three-phase AC induction motor with an output of 150kW, the same as the Series 9000.
(1)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/01/30]. (2)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/06/02]. (3)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/10/11]. cornerspace-3

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Series 10000 and 10080

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10004F (manufactured in 1985) 11441F (manufactured in 1991) 11444F (manufactured in 1991) 11446F (manufactured in 1991)
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11601F (built in 1983 and renewed in 2008) 11602F (built in 1983 and renewed in 2008) 11639F (manufactured in 1990) 11668F (manufactured in 1985)
Series 10000 and 10080 (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 10000 is a ground-only car manufactured based on Series 9000, which appeared in December 1983. The car body is a 20m class 4-door lightweight stainless steel car with a symmetrical design with a through door in the center of the front.
The main controller is an electric camshaft type vernier resistance controller, and the main electric motor is a DC double-winding motor ( 140kW).
The gear ratio is 16:87. The brake system is an air brake with electric regenerative brake, and it is also equipped with a speed reducing brake for gradient sections such as those north of Shin-Tochigi Station on the Nikko Line.
064s-11 Series 10080 is the first Tobu Railway train to adopt a VVVF inverter controller with a GTO thyristor element manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd. after Series 10030, which underwent a minor change in 1988, and Series 10050, which was manufactured after 1992.
In 2005, it was replaced with VVVF inverter controllers using IGBT elements.
In 2013, the Series 10000 cars were renewed for 26 cars, and wheelchair spaces and in-car information indicators were installed. (Left photo)
(1)Outside the Shimoitabashi Detention Line site on the Tojo Line [2010/05/05]. (2)Fujimino Station on Tojo Line [2011/06/09]. (3)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/10/11].
(4)Fujimino Station on the Tojo Line [2011/06/09]. (5)Shinden Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/10/12]. (6)Asakadai Station on the Tojo Line [2010/01/30].
(7)Kita-Ikebukuro Station on the Tojo Line [2010/01/30]. (8)Matsubaradanchi Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/01/30]. cornerspace-3

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20000 series

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21803F (manufactured in 1988) 21804F (manufactured in 1988) 21806F (manufactured in 1989) 21812F (manufactured in 1991)
Series 20000 (8-car fixed formation, car length 18m)
Series 20000 appeared on March 25, 1988 for direct operation on the Hibiya subway line.
The main controller is AFE (Automatic Field Excitation Control) armature chopper controller, and the main electric motor is DC double-winding electric motor which is common with 10000 series. 13 8-car trains and 104 cars were built by 1992.
From December 1992, the front and rear two cars of each train were changed to 5-door cars with VVVF inverter control system using GTO thyristor devices in the main control unit, and the 20050 series cars were equipped with LED destination indicator, LCD type in-train information indicator, door chime, etc.
In March 1997, Series 20070 equipped with a single arm pantograph and LED in-train information display took over the series.
(1)Tanizuka Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/06/02]. (2)Near Kasukabe Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/04/19]. (3)Matsubaradanchi Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/01/30].
(4)Tanizuka Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/06/02]. cornerspace-3 cornerspace-3

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20400 series

077s-11 The introduction of the 70000 series train started in 2017 as a new train for the Tobu Skytree Line and the Hibiya Line, and the 20000 series, which will become redundant due to the introduction of the 70000 series, was converted to a four-car, one-man train, and the type was changed to the 20400 series, and the conversion work was done by Hitachi, Ltd. and Tsuga Sharyo. Commercial operation started on September 3, 2018 on the Nikko Line north of Minami-Kuribashi Station and on the Utsunomiya Line.

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30000 series

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31413F (manufactured in 2002) 31609F (manufactured in 2001) 31613F (manufactured in 2002) 31615F (manufactured in 2003)
Series 30000 (4- and 6-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 30000 was introduced on March 25, 1997. It was the first Tobu Railway train to adopt a two-handled T-shape one-handle main controller and VVVF inverter control system using IGBT elements. The 31609F shown in photo (2) is the corresponding train.
Aruna Koki and Fuji Heavy Industries withdrew from rolling stock manufacturing after the production of this series.
Photo (1) is the car exhibited at the “2010 Tobu Fan Festa”.
(1)Minami-Kuribashi Vehicle District [2010/12/05]. (2)Near Eda Station on Tokyu Denentoshi Line [2010/05/31]. (3)Tanizuka Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/01/30].
(4)Matsubaradanchi Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/06/02]. cornerspace-3 cornerspace-3

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Series 50000, 50050, 50070

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51007F (manufactured in 2010) 51051F (manufactured in 2010) 51053F (manufactured in 2010) 51055F (manufactured in 2010)
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51058F (manufactured in 2006) 51059F (manufactured in 2006) 51064F (manufactured in 2008) 51068F (manufactured in 2009)
Series 50000 (10-car fixed formation, car length 20m)
Series 50000 started commercial operation on March 16, 2005 on the Tojo Line. The main controller is a VVVF inverter control system using 2-level IGBT elements manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd. and employs an all-electric braking system with vector control, and the main electric motor is a cage-type 3-phase AC induction motor (165kW). The car body is an aluminum alloy car body with a double skin structure using Hitachi’s A-train, and is finished to a high degree of precision using friction stir welding (FSW) in a welding process that uses large aluminum profiles. The connecting surface has a triangular cross-sectional structure at the junction of the side and gable structures for safety in the event of a collision.

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Series 50050
The Series 50050 has been deployed in the Minami-Kuribashi Train Control District since 2006 for direct operation of the Isesaki Line, Isesaki Line, Tokyo Subway Hanzomon Line and Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line. The Tobu type ATS, Tokyo Subway ATC, and Tokyu Corporation ATC functions are integrated in one unit.

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Series 50070
Series 50070 is a series that will be used for direct service to the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and the Fukutoshin Line, which opened on June 14, 2008, from fiscal 2009.
The train consists of 50 cars in five 10-car trains and is installed in the Morinokoen Inspection and Maintenance Area of the Tojo Line. This train is equipped with ATO device and ATO transmitter/receiver (transponder) in addition to ATC and S device to support one-man operation.

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070s-16 Series 50090
Series 50090 was introduced for “TJ Liner”, a train with capacity seating system which started operation on the Tojo Line in 2008. It is basically the same as the 50000 series, but it is equipped with multi seats that can be converted into cross seats and long seats. Six 10-car trains are installed in the forest park inspection section of the Tojo Line.
(1)Fujimino Station on Tojo Line [2011/06/09]. (2)Near Miyazakidai Station on Tokyu Denentoshi Line [2011/05/18]. (3)Near Eda Station on Tokyu Denentoshi Line [2010/05/31].
(4)Tokyu Denentoshi Line Miyazakidai Station[2014/08/20]. (5)Tokyu Denentoshi Line Miyazakidai Station[2014/08/20]. (6)Near Fujigaoka Station on the Tokyu Denentoshi Line [2010/04/17].
(7)Mizonokuchi Station on the Tokyu Denentoshi Line [2010/08/16]. (8)Sugito-takanodai Station on the Isesaki Line [2010/12/05]. cornerspace-3

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60000 series

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70000 series

073s-13 Tokyo Subway and Tobu Railway announced the basic specifications of the new Tokyo Subway Series 13000 and Tobu Railway Series 70000 trains for the Hibiya Line and Skytree Line interactive direct service on June 17, 2015. The new trains will debut on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (Nakameguro to Kita-Senju) and Tobu Skytree Line (Kita-Senju to Minami-Kuribashi), which are operated directly by the two companies. The exterior design of the two companies differs, but many parts are common. The new trains will have four doors on each side of the train, instead of the conventional three or five doors on both companies’ trains. In addition, free space and priority seating will be standardized between the two companies.
70000 series
072s-13 The unification of door positions will solve one of the problems in the planned installation of platform doors on the Hibiya Line. The following points are common to both companies.
Comfortable inside the train. The following points are common to both companies.
Transparent tempered glass is used for connecting surfaces, partitions next to seats, and cargo racks to create an open interior.
The width of the seat per person has been widened and the cushioning has been improved. The partition next to the seat has been enlarged.
Improved air-conditioning capacity
Inside the 70000 Series
Three 17-inch wide LCD in-car display screens will be installed above the doors in each car. In view of the increasing number of foreign passengers, transfer information and station facility information will be available in multiple languages, and more information such as news and weather forecasts will be provided. In consideration of passengers in wheelchairs and baby carriages, as well as passengers traveling with a lot of baggage, all trains will be equipped with free space. In addition, all seats at the end of the car will be priority seats, and the number of priority seats will be increased. The “13000 Series” and “70000 Series” direct trains are scheduled to be introduced between fiscal 2016 and 2019.
Please click here ( PDF) for the official announcement.