A Keisei 3000 Series train (Courtesy of Uraken.net)
A 3000 Series on the Chihara Line (Courtesy of Shadowfox)
A 3050 Series train bound for Haneda Airport (Courtesy of Uraken.net)
Keisei 3000 and 3050 Series
Operated on the Keisei Main Line, Narita Sky Access Line Chiba Line, Chihara Line and Oshiage Line, Keikyu Main Line, and Airport Line, Toei Asakusa Line and Hokusō Railway Hokusō Line
In Service: 2003 - Present
110km/h (6 car formations)
120km/h (8 car formations)
130km/h (Service and design - 3050 Series)
4 motorized cars and 2 trailer cars (6 cars)
6 motorized cars and 2 trailer cars (8 cars)
Electric System: 1500v DC through overhead wires
Gauge: 1435mm (Standard)
The 3000 Series is a three-door commuter-type electric multiple unit designed by Keisei to decrease running costs and increase the overall speed of its rolling stock.
Keisei designed these trains to comply with Japan's nationwide accessibility laws and was also built to become Keisei's new standard train.
All trains are of light-weight stainless steel construction and use variable frequency drive coupled with AC induction motors.
The 7th batch of trains introduced in 2009, also known as the 3050 Series, received modifications to operate on the new Sky Access Line. These include an increased top speed and also many cosmetic changes to the design.