Sanyō Electric Railway has announced the purchase of new trains to revenue in service by the end of this year. This is one of semi major private companies in Osaka Area (Kobe-Himeji) and operates two lines, the Sanyō Main Line (55 km) and the Aboshi branch (8,5 km). This is the first new train announced since 1997. Designated the 6000 series, the formation will consist in 3-car set and the first batch consist in 6 car (2 units). As other trains in Kansai area, the manufacturer is Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Car body construction are made with aluminium alloy, every car has 18,9 meters long, equipped with VVVF inverters, LED lighting, LCD screens above the doors and others. Is expected to reduce 40% in power consumption. The 6000 series will replace the ancient 3000 series from 1971.