New-styled subway train for friendly environment in Nagoya City

New model N3000 type train introduced into the subway in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
(photo: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/e-japan/aichi/news/20111006-OYT8T01378.htm)

October 7, 2011

The new model "N3000 type" train with six cars will be used for the Nagoya City-owned subway Tsurumai line for the first time in 17 years on October 10.

The train is lighter compared with the conventional trains, less power consumption by the use of a light emitting diode (LED), and more friendly environment to a persons with disability.

On new train, the wheelchair space was installed in each car. Also the lamp which blinks simultaneously with buzzer sound are attached to the door so that the Deaf person might know the timing for the door to be closed.

The purchase price of the train with six cars is about 900 million yen. The new train will start running in the end of March, next year. From now on, the City Traffic Bureau will be planning to introduce one train every year.



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