posted on 17th Aug 2020 12:30
On 11 August 2020 Tokyo metro at its Shin-Kiba depot presented one of its first Hitachi-built Class 17000 trains. The order for 180 cars forming six ten-car and 15 eight-car EMUs was confirmed by Tokyo metro in November 2019. The 1,067 mm gauge Class 17000 trains are destined for Tokyo Yūrakuchō and Fukutoshin lines, which are fed from 1,500 V DC overhead line, where they will replace Class 7000 EMUs produced between 1979 and 1989.
Each new car is 20,000 mm long and 2,800 mm wide and has four pairs of two leaf-sliding doors. The Class 17000 EMUs with a maximum service speed of 100 km/h are equipped with Type "New-CS-ATC" used on all Tokyo metro lines. The first two delivered ten-car trains will now undergo testing and authorisation and from February 2021 are to start passenger service.