June 08, 2017

Production underway on Sagami Railway EMUs

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PRODUCTION has begun at Hitachi’s Kasado plant on a new fleet of 10-car suburban EMUs for Soetsu’s Sagami Railway in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture.

The 1.5kV dc 20000 series EMUs feature aluminium alloy bodyshells and will be equipped with variable-voltage variable-frequency (VVVF) inverters.

Interior features will include LED lighting, multi-purpose areas for pushchairs and wheelchairs, passenger Wi-Fi, Panasonic NanoE air filtration, and 21.5-inch passenger information screens.

The first train is due to enter service in December and in the longer-term the EMUs will be used on the Soetsu - Toyku direct line, which is due to open in the second half of 2022.

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Soetsu interior LARGE

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