Kintetsu to Gradually Introduce New 8A Series Trains from October

Kintetsu 8A Series

Kintetsu Railway will start introducing the new 8A Series train in October.

The exterior will feature Kintetsu’s signature two-tone color to create a design that invokes a sense of familiarity. Inside the train, there will be two “baby carriage and large luggage friendly spaces” per car known as “Yasashiba,” equipped with castor stoppers to share the “kindness” where everyone can sit.

The introduction of a new type of inverter and the installation of the company’s first “individual door opening and closing switches” among other features will reduce power consumption by approximately 45% compared to current cars. The “L / C seat” that can switch between long and cross seats depending on the congestion, and the installation of security cameras, four per car, characterize the vehicle as one that is “considerate of safety and the environment.”

12 sets of four cars will be introduced within the fiscal year 2024 on the Nara, Kyoto, Kashihara, and Tenri lines. In the fiscal year 2025, the initiative will expand to include the Osaka, Nagoya, and Minami-Osaka lines.

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