Tsukuba Express 1000 series
|Manufacturer||Kawasaki Heavy Industries|
|Family name||Hitachi A-train|
|Number built||84 vehicles (14 sets)|
|Number in service||84 vehicles (14 sets)|
|Formation||6 cars per trainset|
|Operator(s)||Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company|
|Line(s) served||Tsukuba Express|
|Car body construction||Aluminium|
|Car length||20,800 mm (end cars), 20,000 mm (intermediate cars)|
|Doors||4 pairs per side|
|Maximum speed||130 km/h (80 mph)|
|Power output||190 kW per motor|
|Deceleration||4.2 km/h/s (4.4 km/h/s for emergency brake)|
|Electric system(s)||1,500 V DC|
|Current collection method||Overhead wire|
|Safety system(s)||ATC, ATO|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The TX-1000 series (TX-1000系) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company on the Tsukuba Express line in the Kantō region of Japan since 2005. A total of 84 cars were delivered.
TX-1000 series trains are used only on the Akihabara – Moriya section of the Tsukuba Express line, which is electrified at 1,500 V DC. (Services running through to the 20 kV AC section beyond Moriya to Tsukuba are operated by dual-voltage TX-2000 series sets only.)
Car 2 is fitted with one single-arm pantograph and car 4 is fitted with two.
All seating is arranged longitudinally, allowing more standing passengers in the metropolitan area.
The first 6-car prototype was built in March 2003 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and 13 more sets were subsequently delivered between March 2004 and January 2005.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to TX-1000 series.|
- Tsukuba Express TX-1000 information (in Japanese)
- Kawasaki Heavy Industries product information (in Japanese)