In Nagoya City, Nos. 1, 2, and 4 subway lines are now in commercial operation. To expand the urban traffic network, construction work on the No. 3 subway line with an overall length of about 20 km has been carried out. A section of 8 km was opened for service in March 1977. Eighteen cars (basically for four-car train formation), and a number of machines including chopper control equipment have been delivered for the No. 3 subway line. These electric cars were designed by utilizing up-to-date techniques and sophisticated electronic technology. Their semi-stainless bodies requiring no painting permit easy maintenance. Chopper control equipment with regenerative braking is adopted for energy saving. Air cooling equipment is mounted for better service to passengers. The car body design and chopper controller--salient features of these cars--are described.

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    Hitachi Limited, Publications Department

    Nippon Bldg, #6-2, 2-chome Ohtemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Yuzurihara, S
    • Kimura, K
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Pagination: p. 379-384
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  • Accession Number: 00196460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM