Tobu 100 Series
Operated as the Limited Expresses Kinu, Kegon, Spacia Kinguwa and Spacia Nikko
In Service: 1990 - present
21600mm (End cars)
20200mm (Middle cars)
Consist/Formation: 6 motorized cars
Electric System: 1500v DC through overhead wires
Number built: 54 cars
The 100 Series is a limited express-type electric multiple unit designed by Tobu for its services to Nikko and Kinugawa.
Nicknamed "Spacia," the 100 Series was one of the most deluxe limited express trains on private railroads when it was introduced in the early 1990s. The interiors are comparable to if not more deluxe than some of JR's limited express trains built around the same time.
Technology wise, the 100 Series was the first Tobu train to be built entirely of aluminum alloy. It was also the first limited express train to use variable frequency drive in service.
All trains have streamlined end cars and are equipped with plug-type doors which give it a very smooth sides.
100 Series trains currently operate on the JR Utsunomiya Line as well as the Tobu Isezaki Line and are equipped with both Tobu and JR safety equipment.