Tokyo Metro 02 Series
Operated on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
In Service: 1988 - Present
Top Speed: 75km/h (Service and design)
3.0km/h/s (Chopper formations)
3.2km/h/s (Variable frequency formations)
Length: 18000 mm
3 motorized cars + 3 trailer cars (6 cars)
Electric System: 600v DC through third rail
Four quadrant choppers (Original)
VVVF inverters with IGBT elements (Updated)
Gauge: 1435mm (Standard)
Number Built: 336 cars
The 02 Series is a three-door commuter train developed by the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (Currently Tokyo Metro) in 1988 to replace its aging fleet of bright red 300 and 500 classes.
The basic design is based on the 01 Series that was introduced on the Ginza Line in 1984. It is however, 2 meters longer and has a red stripe instead of yellow.
The 02 Series increased the top speed of the Marunouchi Line from 65km/h to 75km/h.
In 2009, Tokyo Metro began updating the earlier trains. Some of the updates include a change from chopper control to variable frequency drive.