Toei 5500 series

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Toei 5500 series
Toei-Type5522-1.jpg
Set 5522, July 2021
In serviceJune 2018 – Present
Manufacturer J-TREC
Built at Yokohama, Kanagawa
Family nameSustina S13
Replaced Toei 5300 series
Constructed2017–2021
Entered service30 June 2018
Number built216 vehicles (27 sets)
Number in service216 vehicles (27 sets)
Formation8 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers5501–5527
Operators Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
Lines served
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel
Car length18 m (59 ft 1 in)
Width2.76 m (9 ft 1 in)
Height4,036 mm (13 ft 2.9 in) (4,045 mm (13 ft 3.3 in) with pantograph raised)
Floor height1.13 m (3 ft 8 in)
Doors3 pairs per side
Maximum speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Weight28.5–33.6 tonnes
(28.0–33.1 long tons; 31.4–37.0 short tons) per car
Traction system Mitsubishi TINV-1B 2-level SiC-MOSFETVVVF
Traction motors 4 × 155 kW (208 hp) 3-phase AC induction motor
Power output3.72 MW (4,990 hp)
Transmission83:14 (5.93:1) gear ratio
Acceleration 0.92 m/s2 (2.1 mph/s)
Deceleration 1.1 m/s2 (2.5 mph/s) (service)
1.3 m/s2 (2.9 mph/s) (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC (overhead catenary)
Current collector(s) Pantograph
Safety system(s) C-ATS
Coupling system Shibata
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge

The Toei 5500 series (都営5500形, Toei 5500-gata) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type owned by Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei) for use on Toei Asakusa Line services in Japan from June 2018.

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Design

The 5500 series were built by Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC) as part of its "Sustina S13 Series" family of 18-metre (59 ft 1 in)-long, three-door stainless steel-bodied trains. [1] The new trains have a maximum operating speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), compared to 110 km/h (68 mph) on the majority of the earlier Toei 5300 series fleet. In addition, they use energy-efficient three-phase induction motors controlled by two-level variable frequency drives using silicon carbide-based MOSFETs. [2]

Operations

These trains are being used on the Toei Asakusa Line, Keikyu Main Line, Keikyu Airport Line, the Hokuso Line and the Keisei Line through services since 30 June 2018. They were introduced on Narita Sky Access Line services on 26 February 2022. [3]

Formation

As of July 2021, the fleet consists of 27 eight-car trainsets. The formations consist of 6 motored ("M") cars, and two non-powered trailer ("T") cars. Car 1 is on the south end.

Car No.12345678
DesignationM1cM2M3T4T5M6M7M8c
Numbering55xx-155xx-255xx-355xx-455xx-555xx-655xx-755xx-8

Interior

History

Toei officially announced initial details of the new trains on 6 December 2016. [4]

One eight-car set was delivered during fiscal 2017, and was to enter service in fiscal spring 2018. This will be followed by seven more sets in fiscal 2018, with 19 further sets delivered in subsequent years. [2]

The trains entered service on 30 June 2018. [5]

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References

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