Tokyo Metro 10000 Series
Operated on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin and Yurakucho Lines, Seibu Yurakucho and Ikebukuro Lines, Tobu Tojo Line and Tokyu Toyoko Line
In Service: 2006 - Present
20470mm (End cars)
20000mm (Middle cars)
4 motorized cars + 4 trailer cars (8 cars)
5 motorized cars + 5 trailer cars (10 cars)
Electric System: 1500v DC through overhead wires
Gauge: 1067mm (Narrow)
The 10000 Series is a four-door commuter-type electric multiple unit designed by Tokyo Metro for use on the Fukutoshin and Yurakucho Lines.
The 10000 Series was designed from the start to become the mainstay of the Tokyo Metro's fleet for the Fukutoshin Line which opened in 2008. The design is based on the 13th batch of 05 Series trains built in 2004 and shares the same light-weight aluminum alloy construction.
Tokyo Metro traded the angled end cars with offset escape doors for a rounded design with the door placed in the center of the front of the car. This was the first TRTA/Tokyo Metro design to use a centrally placed door since the 5000 Series in the 1960s.
An interesting feature of the 10000 Series is the fact that it is equipped with a whistle instead of the standard air horn used by most trains.
The 10000 Series is equipped with Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and also has equipment to operate on all the different lines that the Fukutoshin and Yurakucho Line connect to. This includes the Tokyu Toyoko Line which will be connected in March of 2013.