Tokyu 7000 Series
Operated on the Tokyu Tamagawa Line and Ikegami Line
In Service: 2007 - present
18100mm (End cars)
18000mm (Middle cars)
Consist/Formation: 2 motorized cars + 1 trailer car (3 cars)
Electric System: 1500v DC through overhead wires
Control: VVVF inverters with IGBT elements
Number built: 21 cars
The 7000 Series is a three-door commuter-type electric multiple unit designed by Tokyu for its smaller scale lines.
The general design is based on the Tokyu 5000 Series but is smaller and has a streamlined end car. To avoid confusion with the older 7000 Series, it is often referred to as the new 7000 Series.
The 7000 series is the first commuter train operated by Tokyu since the introduction of the 8500 Series to not use red anywhere on the body. The green color and rounded shape has reminded some fans of the old 5000 Series.
The original plan was to quickly replace the older trains on the Tokyu Tamagawa and Ikegami Lines but production has been slow and it looks like there will still be plenty of room for the old trains on both lines.
Did you know?
The 7000 Series has ATC equipment allowing it to run on the Denentoshi Line by itself to head to the Nagatsuta factory for checkups.