Tokyo Metro 8000 Series
Operated on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Tokyu Denentoshi Line and Tobu Isezaki Line
In Service: 1981 - Present
Top Speed: 100km/h (Service and Design)
20240 mm (End cars)
20000 mm (Middle cars)
6 motorized cars + 4 trailer cars (10 cars)
5 motorized cars + 5 trailer cars (Updated 10 cars)
Electric System: 1500v DC through overhead wires
Automatic variable field control choppers (Original)
VVVF inverters with IGBT elements (Updated)
Gauge: 1067mm (Narrow)
Number produced: 190 cars
The 8000 Series is a four-door commuter-type electric multiple unit developed by the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (Currently Tokyo Metro) in the early 1980s to run on its new Hanzomon line which had opened in 1978.
It shares its basic body design including aluminum construction, slanted nose and asymetrical face with the earlier 6000 and 7000 Series.
Some changes though include the usage of bolsterless bogies, equipment to run on Tokyu's tracks and a slight design change on the face of the train.
The sixth batch of trains built after 1994 are slightly different from the other batches. They can be distinguished by their larger windows on the doors and bucket seats inside the train.
Did you know?
The large door that takes up half the face of the end cars has a built in staircase on the other side for use during an emergency.