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Keikyu 1500 series

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In service  1985–
Refurbishment  2002–
Operator(s)  Keikyu
Constructed  1985–1991
Number in service  166 vehicles (28 sets)
Keikyu 1500 series
Formation  4/6/8 cars per trainset

The Keikyu 1500 series (京急1500形) is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by private railway operator Keikyu on commuter services in the Tokyo area of Japan since 1985.

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Operations

The 8-car sets are primarily used on limited-stop "Rapid Limited Express" and "Limited Express" services on the Keikyu Main Line, including through-running services to and from the Toei Asakusa Line subway, Keisei Main Line, and Hokuso Line. The 4- and 6-car sets are mostly used on all-stations "Local" services. The 1500 series sets can be used in multiple with other Keikyu EMU types, including the 600 series, N1000 series, 2000 series, and 2100 series.

Formations

As of 1 April 2012, the fleet consists of 166 vehicles formed as 4-car, 6-car, and 8-car sets, as follows.

4-car sets 1501 to 1525

  • The "M1c" and "M1" cars are each fitted with one lozenge-type pantograph.
  • Sets 1501 to 1517 have steel bodies. All other sets have aluminium bodies.
  • 6-car sets 1529 to 1649

    11 x 6-car sets formed by adding two 1900 trailer cars to 4-car sets.

  • The "M1c" cars are fitted with one lozenge-type pantograph, and the "M1" cars are fitted with two.
  • 6-car sets 1533 to 1549

  • The "M1c" and "M1" cars are each fitted with one lozenge-type pantograph.
  • 8-car sets 1701 to 1731

    6 x 8-car sets formed by adding two 1900 trailer cars to 6-car sets.

  • The "M1c" and end "M1" cars are each fitted with one lozenge-type pantograph, and the centre "M1" cars are fitted with two.
  • Interior

    Passenger accommodation consists of longitudinal bench seating throughout.

    History

    The 1500 series fleet was built between 1985 and 1991. The first five 4-car sets delivered had steel bodies, while all subsequent sets had aluminium bodies with door pocket windows discontinued. Sets built from 1990 onward used VVVF control.

    A programme of life-extension refurbishment commenced in 2002. This involved adding new air-conditioning units, removing the original door pocket windows of the steel bodied cars, and adding front-end skirts.

    References

    Keikyu 1500 series Wikipedia


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