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Press relase of Tokyo Metro:

 

http://www.tokyometro.jp/news/2017/158156.html

 

The 01 series, laurel prize in 1985, in service since 1983 on the Ginza line will completely disappear in a couple of months.

 

The last train is scheduled to run on the 10th of March 2017.

The replacement will be the New 1000 series trains in service since 2012, with some units (http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2017/01/11/267/) even more resembling the original 1000 series.

 

PDF:

 

http://www.tokyometro.jp/news/images_h/metroNews20170127_09.pdf

 

Mynavi News

 

http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2017/01/27/505/

 

Some units are already enjoing "retirement" on the Kumamoto dentetsu in Kyushu, after being converted from 1435mm and Third Rail to 1067mm and catenary, while unit 01-129 has it's cab cutted and preserved in Tokyo Metro's own museum.

 

Most of the remaining units will be scrapped, some will be privately preserved or as other Japanese subway cars (both from Tokyo and Nagoya) , they might find a new life in the Buenos Aires subway in Argentina, where they may be used on the Line B.

 

(the mainstray of Line B's fleet are former Eidan 500 series from the Maronouchi line along some 1970s CAF 5000 series second-hand from Madrid; and since the last trains introduced, the 6000 series (also second-hand from Madrid) was dubbed as the "worst rolling stock purchase in the history of the Subte", line B has a desperate need for relatiely modern subay cars, to wich the 01 series might be a good answer)

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The replacement will be the New 1000 series trains in service since 2012, with some units (http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2017/01/11/267/) even more resembling the original 1000 series.

 

Seeing this for the first time. The retro-interior looks absolutely amazing.

I remember seeing the first 1000 series set on test-runs during my first stay in Tokyo but I never had the chance to ride on one since then.

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Imho it's sad that they don't preserve at least a single set for a museum train. Yes, i think the retro 1000 series looks like (both on the front and inside) how the rest of them should have looked.

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Also the 01 is one of the only series of trains fitted with the "Eidan Chopper" wich makes a distinctive melody while departing:

 

 

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Seeing this for the first time. The retro-interior looks absolutely amazing.

 

Yep, it's really nice with all that wood that gives a "warm" feeling, and the retro-style straps are fantastic!

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Also the 01 is one of the only series of trains fitted with the "Eidan Chopper" wich makes a distinctive melody while departing:

It has a nice audible frequency PWM chopper, sounds very much like some modernized Tatra T5C5K (PCC) trams. I think it works best with relatively low voltage DC power where full power equals with 100%, so no drop down voltage regulation is required. (afaik the high frequency PWM chopper was only used on some of the 01 series cars, later upgrading to VVVF)

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I haven't seen one of those for a while, despite using the Ginza line once every week or two.

 

BTW the picture at the top of the thread (from the platforms at Shibuya station looking east) must be from 10 or so years ago, the scene is very different now.

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Yes, one of the most unique stations in Tokyo is almost completly gone, along with the old Toyoko line trains and now the 01 series. The station wasn't too practical but had a special organically grown feeling to it, which is lost with the new pre planned arrangement.

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Imho it's sad that they don't preserve at least a single set for a museum train. Yes, i think the retro 1000 series looks like (both on the front and inside) how the rest of them should have looked.

 

According to the Japanese wikipedia  (https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%96%B6%E5%9B%A301%E7%B3%BB%E9%9B%BB%E8%BB%8A#.E4.BF.9D.E5.AD.98)

a 3-car set ( 01-101 ) has been preserved and it's now stored inside Nakano Depot.

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The last run was made with set 01-130, a 3rd batch train delivered in 1991, manufactured by Nippon Sharyo.

 

Exiting the Depot:

 

 

Cab ride from Shibuya to Asakusa station (2 days before the Last Run).

 

 

Farewell at Asakusa:

 

 

Passing Yotsuya station of the Maronouchi Line

 

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