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Tobu Railway orders new three-car EMUs

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Japan’s Tobu Railway has confirmed an order with Kawasaki Heavy Industries for eight 500 series electric multiple units (EMU).

The 500 series trains will be manufactured at Kawasaki’s Hyogo factory in Kobe and delivered in 2016.

Each three-car set has a seating capacity of 161 and is powered by permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) traction motors.

The new sets are due to enter service in early 2017.

 

 

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