Type 60000 (MSE)
The cars are painted a Vermeer blue that shines brightly even underground, with a vermillion-orange band that symbolizes the Romancecar series. The train interior is elegantly designed with LED lighting and wine-red carpets.
A selection of amenities are provided for your comfort, including multipurpose restrooms open to all passengers. To ensure a quiet ride, totally-enclosed type traction motors are fitted to reduce noise.
This model was introduced in March 2008 as the first Limited express train with reserved seats for service on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line.
On weekdays it runs as a business Limited express linking the Otemachi area with Hon-Atsugi/Karakida. On weekdays and holidays it runs as a sightseeing superexpress linking Kitasenju and Hakone-Yumoto.
- Went into service on March 15, 2008
- Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. was awarded the Commendation Prize in the rolling stock category at the 10th Brunel Awards, a prominent international design competition.
- In 2008, it won a Good Design Award from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization.
- Winner of the Blue Ribbon Award 2009
Type 50000 (VSE)
This seventh model in the new Romancecar series, called VSE (Vault Super Express), incorporates the latest technology to increase your comfort. For example, the dome-shaped ceilings are 2.55 meters high, a full 45 centimeters more than the Type 10000 Romancecar, the observation deck seats and super-wide windows offer comfortable uninterrupted views of the incredible sights, and make for an unforgettable ride.
The car livery is a gentle silky white with a vermillion-orange band, carrying over the signature Romancecar color. The band positioned high up under the car windows gives a feeling of excitement and dynamism.
Car No. 3 has three saloon compartments seating a total of 12 passengers.
- Went into service on March 19, 2005
- Winner of the Good Design Award 2005
- Winner of the Blue Ribbon Award 2006
- Winner of the Design for Asia Award 2006 Grand Award
- Winner of the iF product design award 2007
Type 30000 (EXE)
EXE, the name of the 6th model in the new Romancecar series, stands for Excellent Express. The EXE 10-car train is 200 meters long and has a greatly increased passenger capacity. The EXE's sophisticated design, livery and comfortable interiors are just right for the Romancecar, which is popular not just for sightseeing but is also used by many businesspeople for their daily commute. The EXE can be configured into six- and four-car sections for added operational flexibility. EXE is the first Romancecar to adopt the single-arm pantograph.
- Went into service in 1996
Type 7000 (LSE)
The Brunel Awards:
An international competition to select recent outstanding achievements in railroad architecture, railroad vehicle designs and other railroad-related categories. The competition is held once every 2 to 4 years.
Good Design Award:
An overall design evaluation-recommendation system sponsored by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization. This is the only award of its type in Japan.