An updated 7600 Series on the Ikegami Line (Courtesy of Sui-setz)
An original 7200 Series on the Ikegami Line (Courtesy of TKK3801)
Two modified 7200 motor cars with a rail inspection car in the center
(Courtesy of Yaguchi)
Tokyu 7200/7600 Series
Operated on the Tokyu Tamagawa and Ikegami Lines
7200 Series: 1967 -2000
7600 Series: 1986 - Present
85km/h (Service - 7600)
100km/h (Service - 7200)
100km/h (Design - 7200)
110km/h (Design - 7600)
2744mm (End cars)
2740mm (Middle cars)
2 motorized cars + 1 trailer car (3 cars)
2 motorized cars + 2 trailer cars (4 cars - 7200)
3 motorized cars + 1 trailer car (4 cars - 7200)
Electric System: 1500v DC through overhead wires
The 7200 Series was a three-door commuter type electric multiple unit designed by Tokyu for its smaller-scale lines.
In the 1960s, Tokyu developed the 7000 Series, its first full stainless steel car, for express service on the Toyoko Line. However, every car was motorized making them expensive and a little over powered for the other train lines the company owned. The 7200 Series was developed as a cheaper alternative.
The 7200 Series can easily be distinguished from the 7000 Series because of its "diamond cut" cab shape.
In the 1980s, many cab cars were left over with a shortage of motor cars to power them when formations were restructured Tokyu modified some of the 7200 Series trains to solve this problem and these trains were renamed the 7600 Series.
The 7600 Series trains use equipment similar to that used on the 9000 Series, making them much more energy efficient than their predecessors.
All 7200 Series cars have been taken out of service while 7600 Series cars continue to be operated on the Tokyu Tamagawa and Ikegami Lines.
Did you know?
Tokyu built two 7200 Series cars out of aluminum alloy as an experiment and later modified these into motor cars that pull a rail inspection car.