TX-3000 series

The TX-3000 series (TX-3000系) is a dual-voltage electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company on the Tsukuba Express line in the Kanto region of Japan.

Japanese train type
TX-3000 series

A TX-3000 series train in December 2019
In service 2020 Present
Manufacturer Hitachi Rail
Entered service 14 March 2020
Number built 30 vehicles (5 sets)
Formation 6 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company
Line(s) served Tsukuba Express
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 20,000 mm (65 ft 7 in)[1]
20,800 mm (68 ft 3 in) (end cars)[1]
Width 2,930 mm (9 ft 7 in)[1]
Maximum speed 130 km/h (80 mph)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC / 20 kV AC (50 Hz)
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

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The trains are formed as six-car sets.[2] They are prepared for a possible lengthening to eight cars per set.[3]

Seating accommodation consists of longitudinal seating, with priority seating sections.[3] The interior features passenger information displays and security cameras.[1]

The trains use SiCVVVF technology.[4] They have aluminium car bodies and bolsterless bogies.[1]

Five six-car sets were ordered in June 2018.[5] The first set was delivered in September 2019, with the remaining sets to be delivered in December 2019 and January 2020.[3] A second set was delivered in December 2019.[6] Two further sets were delivered in January 2020.[7] A fifth set was delivered in March 2020.[8]

The train entered service on 14 March 2020[9].

  • A TX-3000 series train on delivery in December 2019

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