Seibu buys used trains from Tokyu & Odakyu – Solving lagging energy saving all at once

Seibu Railway, which was considering purchasing used rolling stock with a low environmental impact from other companies, calling it “Sustaibable Train Cars”, agreed to take over the “9000 series” from Tokyu Corporation and the “8000 type” from Odakyu Electric Railway. Total 100 cars of Tokyu “9000 series” and Odakyu “8000 type” “Sustainable Train Cars” is Seibu’s unique name for rolling stocks to be acquire from other railway companies. This word first appeared in the progress report of the medium-term management plan, which was published in May 2022 as one of the fixed cost reduction measures for the railway business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. When selecting rolling stocks,…

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Can’t buy “Suica/PASMO” due to lack of stock – What’s happening to the Tokyo Railways?

Because supply of IC cards is unstable due to the global shortage of semiconductors, most of the transportation IC cards “Suica” and “PASMO” have not been on sale in the Tokyo metropolitan and the eastern Japan area.

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Tokyu will also advance the schedule of last trains by the timetable revision in the spring of 2021

The vehicle of the Tokyu Toyoko Line

In response to big changes in usage due to COVID-19, Tokyu Corporation announced that the last train of all lines (excluding Kodomonokuni Line) will be advanced by about 15 to 30 minutes due to the timetable revision in March 2021. The “new lifestyle” has taken root, and the spread of telework has reduced commuting demand, which has had a major impact on profits, and they says that it is necessary to transform the railway business into a sustainable structure. In addition to advancing the last train in order to secure more time and personnel for night work such as installing platform doors, they are also considering reviewing the number of…

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Seibu Railway will advance the schedule of last trains by the timetable revision in the spring of 2021

Seibu Ikebukuro Station

Seibu Railway has announced the outline of the timetable revision to be carried out in the spring of 2021. The anouncement includes that the last train on major lines will be advanced by 20 to 30 minutes in order to secure time for night works. They mention that one of the reasons is that the number of passengers in the midnight hours has decreased by 50-60% due to the effects of COVID-19. From Ikebukuro Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line For Hanno: 0:09→23:52 (-17 min) For Kotesashi: 0:44→0:14 (-30 min) For Hoya: 0:45→0:18 (−27 min) From Takadanobaba Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line For Hon-Kawagoe (connecting to the last train…

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