Toei 8900 series

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Toei 8900 series
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Cars 8901 and 8902 with mascot character in October 2015
In serviceSeptember 2015
ManufacturerAlna Sharyo
Replaced Toei 7000 series
Constructed20152016
Entered service18 September 2015
Number built8 vehicles
Number in service8 vehicles
FormationSingle car
Fleet numbers89018908
Capacity62
Operator(s) Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
Depot(s)Arakawa
Line(s) served Toden Arakawa Line
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Car length13,000 mm (42 ft 8 in)
Width2,200 mm (7 ft 3 in)
Height3,800 mm (12 ft 6 in)
Floor height786 mm (2 ft 6.9 in)
Doors2 per side
Maximum speed40 km/h (25 mph)
Weight18.5 t
(18.2 long tons; 20.4 short tons)
Traction system IGBTVVVF (Toyo Denki)
Traction motors 2 × 60 kW (80 hp) RG699-A1-M 3-phase AC induction motor (Toyo Denki)
Power output120 kW (160 hp)
Acceleration 3.0 km/(h⋅s) (1.9 mph/s)
Deceleration 4.5 km/(h⋅s) (2.8 mph/s) (service)
5.0 km/(h⋅s) (3.1 mph/s) (emergency)
Electric system(s) 600 V DC Overhead wire
Current collector(s) Pantograph
Bogies FS91-C
Track gauge 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)

The Toei 8900 series (東京都交通局8900形) is a tramcar type operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei) on the Toden Arakawa Line in Tokyo, Japan, since September 2015.

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Overview

Broadly based on the earlier 8800 series tramcars introduced in 2009, the 8900 series trams have a more angular external design. [1] A total of eight cars are scheduled to be delivered by the end of fiscal 2016, replacing earlier 7000 series tramcars. [1] The new cars cost approximately 180 million yen each. [2]

Operations

Based at Arakawa Depot, the 8900 series tramcars operate on the sole remaining tram line in Tokyo, the Toden Arakawa Line.

Liveries

The tramcars are finished in a white livery with coloured ends and bodyside stripes. The colours used on individual cars are as follows. [1]

Car No.Colour
8901  Orange
8902
8903  Blue
8904
8905  Rose red
8906
8907  Yellow
8908

History

The first two cars, orange-liveried 8901 and 8902, were delivered from Alna Sharyo in August 2015. [3] These entered revenue service on 18 September 2015. [1] The next two cars, blue-liveried 8903 and 8904, entered service in December 2015. [4] "Rose red" liveried cars 8905 and 8906 both entered revenue service on 14 March 2016. [5] The last two cars, yellow-liveried 8907 and 8908, were delivered in July 2016, [6] entering revenue service on 29 and 30 July respectively. [7]

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References

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  2. 「全盛期の都電」再び 60年超の老朽車両を大改修 [A Tokyo tram from the golden years once again - Major rebuilding of old cars over 60 years old]. Tokyo Shimbun Web (in Japanese). Japan: Chunichi Shimbun. 29 March 2016. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. 都電荒川線で8901号車が試運転 [8901 test run on Toden Arakawa Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  4. 【東京都】青色の8900形が営業運転開始 [Tokyo: Blue 8900 series enter service]. RM News (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  5. 荒川線で8905号車,8906号車が営業運転を開始 [8905 and 8906 enter revenue service on Toden Arakawa Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  6. 8907号・8908号が荒川車庫に搬入される [8907 and 8908 delivered to Arakawa Depot]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 26 July 2016. Archived from the original on 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  7. 都電荒川線で8907号車・8908号車が営業運転を開始 [8907 and 8908 enter revenue service on Toden Arakawa Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 2 August 2016. Archived from the original on 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.