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Tsukuba Express TX-3000 Series

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RossDensha

Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company (MIR, the owner of the Tsukuba Express) has announced the TX-3000 series.

They will be introduced on the line in spring 2020.

One six car set has been completed already.

http://www.mir.co.jp/company/release/2018/txtx-30002020.html

https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20191025-tx3000/

http://www.mir.co.jp/tx-3000/

I'm not quite sure if it can operate on both the AC/DC sections, because the top of the MIR press release says '30 new AC cars' while down the bottom it says '30 new DC cars'.

I'm inclined to think that it is DC only because the mynavi article says DC only too, but can someone who can read Japanese verify this for me? Thanks!

 

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bikkuri bahn

They are all dual AC/DC units. 

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Sacto1985

Isn't that because of the overhead power change on the Tsukuba Express line from 1,500 V DC to 20,000 V AC 50 Hz due to Tsukuba's closeness to the Kakioka Magnetic Observatory?

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RossDensha
9 hours ago, Sacto1985 said:

Isn't that because of the overhead power change on the Tsukuba Express line from 1,500 V DC to 20,000 V AC 50 Hz due to Tsukuba's closeness to the Kakioka Magnetic Observatory?

That's correct. This change also happens on the Joban line north of Toride.

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