loco-info.com
The reference for locomotives and railcars
Navigation
Random
Search
Compare
Settings

Navigation

Page views since 2023-01-26: 261174
British Railcars and Multiple Units since 1997[Inhalt]
Alstom Coradia Juniper
Great Britain | 1998
MPV just after delivery in October 2016 at Adelaide Depot
MPV just after delivery in October 2016 at Adelaide Depot
Hugh Llewelyn
Variantclass 334class 458class 458/5class 460
General
Built1998-20021999-2001
ManufacturerAlstom
Axle config2-B+2-2+B-2 2-B+2-B+2-2+B-2 2-B+2-B+2-2+2-2+B-2 2-B+2-2+2-2+B-2+2-B+2-2+B-2+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats183270342
Dimensions and Weights
Length205 ft 3 in268 ft 8 in334 ft 1 in522 ft 8 in
Empty weight274,916 lbs362,219 lbs451,947 lbs704,156 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - ACelectric - DC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz750 V
Top speed90 mph100 mph75 mph100 mph
Engine output1,448 hp (1,080 kW)2,172 hp (1,620 kW)3,621 hp (2,700 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
local
regional
third rail
Alstom Coradia
last changed: 10 2023
Bombardier Electrostar and Capitalstar
British Rail classes 357, 375 to 379 atnd 387
Great Britain | 1999 | 655 produced
Capitalstar 378 138 in May 2010 at Hoxton
Capitalstar 378 138 in May 2010 at Hoxton
Sunil060902
Connex South Eastern 375915 in Tonbridge
Connex South Eastern 375915 in Tonbridge
Joshua Brown
Variantclasses 357/0 and /2class 377/3class 378/1class 387
General
Built1999-20022001-20022008-20112014-2017
ManufacturerAdtranz, Bombardier
Axle config2-B+2-B+2-2+B-2 2-B+2-2+B-2 1A-B+1A-B+2-2+B-A1+B-A1 2-B+2-B+2-2+B-2+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats282145270
Dimensions and Weights
Length265 ft 0 5/16 in200 ft 9 7/16 in331 ft 11 7/16 in267 ft 7 in
Empty weight382,816 lbs295,680 lbs469,143 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - ACelectric - AC/DCelectric - DCelectric - AC/DC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz25,000 V 50 Hz, 750 V750 V25,000 V 50 Hz, 750 V
Hourly power2,012 hp (1,500 kW)1,073 hp (800 kW)3,218 hp (2,400 kW)2,253 hp (1,680 kW)
Top speed100 mph75 mph110 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
local
regional
long distance
third rail
Bombardier multiple unit
last changed: 09 2023
Bombardier Voyager and Meridian
British Rail classes 220, 221 and 222
Great Britain | 2000 | 105 produced
Cross Country five car Super Voyager at Leamington Spa in June 2016
Cross Country five car Super Voyager at Leamington Spa in June 2016
Rob Hodgkins / 221-127 Cross Country Leamington 18-06-15
Variant220 Voyager221 Super Voyager five-car222 Meridian seven-car
General
Built2000-20012001-20022003-2005
ManufacturerBombardier
Axle config1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1 1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1 1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats200250342
Dimensions and Weights
Length306 ft 4 in381 ft 0 in530 ft 8 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 4 5/8 in
Service weight409,248 lbs623,392 lbs857,584 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed125 mph
EngineCummins QSK19
Engine type4x 6-cyl. diesel5x 6-cyl. diesel7x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output3,000 hp (2,237 kW)3,750 hp (2,796 kW)5,250 hp (3,915 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
long distance
tilting
Bombardier multiple unit
last changed: 10 2023
British Rail class 175
Great Britain | 1999 | 27 produced
Three-car class 175/1 of Arriva Trains Wales in Cardiff in March 2008
Three-car class 175/1 of Arriva Trains Wales in Cardiff in March 2008
Hugh Llewelyn / 175 108

In 1997, North Western Trains ordered 27 diesel multiple units from Alstom for longer distances. These class 175 trains together with the class 180 make up the “Coradia 1000” family and were built in Great Britain. The eleven two-car trains form the class 175/0 and the 16 three-car trains form the class 175/1. A part of them was originally intended to be built for 125 mph, but in the end all were only ordered for 100 mph. After being used for an extended period by Arriva Trains Wales, the operator is Transport for Wales Rail since 2021. They are to be replaced by the CAF-built class 197 in 2023.

Variant175/0175/1
General
Built1999-2001
ManufacturerAlstom
Axle config2-B+B-2 2-B+B-2+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats136
Dimensions and Weights
Length155 ft 7 in231 ft 1 3/4 in
Empty weight215,712 lbs317,744 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed100 mph
EngineCummins N14
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese13x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output900 hp (671 kW)1,350 hp (1,007 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
local
regional
Alstom Coradia
last changed: 03/2023
British Rail class 180 “Adelante”
Great Britain | 2000 | 14 produced
Grand Central class 180 near Cromwell Moor
Grand Central class 180 near Cromwell Moor
Phil Sangwell
General
Built2000-2001
ManufacturerAlstom
Axle config2-B+B-2+B-2+B-2+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats287
Dimensions and Weights
Length382 ft 3 3/8 in
Empty weight556,640 lbs
Axle load29,680 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed125 mph
EngineCummins QSK19
Engine type5x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output3,750 hp (2,796 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
regional
long distance
Alstom Coradia
last changed: 10 2023
British Rail class 390 “Pendolino”
Great Britain | 2001 | 57 produced
Virgin Trains West Coast 390006 passing through London Euston in May 2018
Virgin Trains West Coast 390006 passing through London Euston in May 2018
Alex S. Transport Photography

Following the privatization of British Railways, Virgin Rail was given the InterCity West Coast franchise, which includes some lines between London and Edinburgh/Glasgow along the West Coast Main Line. Above all, the class 87 and 90 electric locomotives and the older passenger cars were to be replaced. For this purpose, a fast multiple unit was to be developed, which, thanks to tilting technology, should allow higher running speeds in cueves with a high level of passenger comfort at the same time.

The tilting technology comes from Fiat Ferroviaria and allows an inclination of up to eight degrees. In contrast to older systems, it is no longer hydraulic but electromechanical and thus saves maintenance costs. The pantographs are also tilted so that they are always in the correct position in relation to the catenary. The “Tilt Authorization and Speed Supervision” (TASS) system monitors the use of the tilting technology and the permitted speed. Trackside beacons transmit information to the train, for example to suppress tilting in narrow underpasses.

The majority of the trains' engineering comes from Fiat, but final assembly took place at Alstom's Washwood Heath facility. The trains were delivered consisting of eight cars each, but were soon expanded to include another car. The car bodies were mainly made of aluminum, with nose sections made of composite materials, which were nevertheless able to meet the crash standards of the time. A lot of work was put into the design to achieve a visually appealing, aerodynamic shape.

In seven of the nine cars, the inner axle of both bogies is powered. The traction motors are suspended under the frame and transmit their power via a cardan shaft. Although the trains are designed for 140 mph (225 km/h), they could only be approved for 125 mph (201 km/h). This is because the West Coast Main Line could not be upgraded as planned and thus the signaling does not allow for higher speeds.

Between 2001 and 2004 initially 53 sets were completed. Problems that arose caused the decommissioning of the classes 87 and 90 to be delayed. Soon the trains were setting new records on the 401 mile long WCML between London-Euston and Glasgow. The distance southbound was covered in 3 hours and 55 minutes and northbound in two minutes less. Meanwhile, on the non-electrified North Wales Coast Line, they were hauled by a class 57 diesel locomotive. A train was destroyed in a derailment at Grayrigg in 2007 where only one person died due to the structure.

From 2010, a total of 31 trains were lengthened to eleven carriages and then referred to as class 390/1. At the same time, four more were built in Italy, each consisting of eleven cars. When Avanti took over InterCity West in 2019, the Pendolinos went to Avanti West Coast. The trains are being modernized since 2021. A first-class car is exchanged for a second-class one and the interior is modernized and equipped with power sockets.

Variant390/0390/1
General
Built2001-2004, 2010-2012
ManufacturerAlstom
Axle config1A-A1+1A-A1+2-2+1A-A1+2-2+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1 1A-A1+1A-A1+2-2+1A-A1+2-2+1A-A1+2-2+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1+1A-A1 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats469589
Dimensions and Weights
Length713 ft 7 in870 ft 5 in
Fixed wheelbase8 ft 11 in
Empty weight1,028,160 lbs1,272,320 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power5,100 hp (3,803 kW)5,950 hp (4,437 kW)
Top speed125 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
long distance
tilting
last changed: 01/2023
British Rail Turbostar
later classes 168 and 170 to 172
Great Britain | 1998 | 217 produced
First ScotRail 170429 in October 2007 at Edinburgh Waverley
First ScotRail 170429 in October 2007 at Edinburgh Waverley
Hugh Llewelyn

Under the name “Turbostar”, Bombardier (originally Adtranz) combined four classes of diesel multiple units that were based on the classes 165/166 “Networker Turbo”. Production took place at the Adtranz/Bombardier factory in Derby. They were the first new vehicles purchased by British railway companies after privatization, with Chiltern Railways as the first customer.

They are designed to be coupled with the “Sprinters” of classes 150 to 159. However, with a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h), they are faster over longer distances. Compared to their predecessors, they are also largely constructed of aluminum, but have more powerful engines from MTU.

The different variants each consist of two to four cars. The first delivered Class 168 is also called “Clubman”. Classes 170 and 171 only differ in the couplers. The class 172 has bigger differences, as it has more powerful engines and a mechanical six-speed gearbox instead of the two-stage hydraulic Voith gearbox. In the subclasses 172/2 and 172/3 there are additional gangways on the fronts.

Variant168 three-car170 two-car171 four-car172 two-car
General
Built1998-20041998-20052003-20042010-2011
ManufacturerAdtranz, BombardierBombardier
Axle config2-B+2-B+B-2 2-B+B-2 2-B+2-B+B-2+B-2 2-B+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats204107241124
Dimensions and Weights
Length232 ft 5 3/4 in154 ft 11 1/16 in309 ft 11 11/16 in154 ft 11 13/16 in
Service weight298,726 lbs199,320 lbs388,476 lbs183,204 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulicdiesel-mechanic
Top speed100 mph
EngineMTU 6R 183 TD13HMTU 6H 1800 R83
Engine type3x 6-cyl. diesel2x 6-cyl. diese14x 6-cyl. diesel2x 6-cyl. diese1
Engine output1,267 hp (945 kW)845 hp (630 kW)1,690 hp (1,260 kW)966 hp (720 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
regional
last changed: 12/2023
CAF Civity (Great Britain, Diesel)
British Rail classes 195 to 197
Great Britain | 2019 | more than 161 produced
Geof Sheppard
Varianttwo-carthree-carfour-car
General
Builtsince 2019
ManufacturerCAF
Axle config2-B+B-2 2-B+2-B+B-2 2-B+2-B+B-2+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats116188284
Dimensions and Weights
Length157 ft 7 3/4 in234 ft 3 in310 ft 10 1/4 in
Wheelbase52 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 5 in
Empty weight189,616 lbs280,000 lbs370,384 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed100 mph
EngineRolls-Royce MTU 6H1800R85L
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese13x 6-cyl. diesel4x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output1,046 hp (780 kW)1,569 hp (1,170 kW)2,092 hp (1,560 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
local
regional
last changed: 09 2023
Hitachi A-Train AT300
British Rail classes 385, 800 to 803, 805, 807 and 810
Great Britain | 2007 | more than 249 produced
LNER 800207 in Leeds in February 2020
LNER 800207 in Leeds in February 2020
Zath Ras
Variant395800/3803810
General
Built2007-2009since 20072020-2021since 2021
ManufacturerHitachi
Axle config2-2+B-B+B-B+B-B+B-B+2-2 2-2+B-B+...+B-B+2-2 2-2+B-B+B-B+B-B+2-2 2-2+B-B+2-2+B-B+2-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats352650402301
Dimensions and Weights
Length397 ft 11 9/16 in767 ft 8 5/8 in393 ft 8 7/16 in
Empty weight584,224 lbs965,403 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC/DCelectric - AC + diesel-electricelectric - ACelectric - AC + diesel-electric
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz, 750 V25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power4,506 hp (3,360 kW)6,061 hp (4,520 kW)3,637 hp (2,712 kW)3,944 hp (2,941 kW)
Top speed140 mph125 mph
EngineMTU 12V 1600 R80LMTU 12V 1600
Engine type5x V12 diesel4x V12 diesel
Engine output3,750 hp (2,796 kW)3,944 hp (2,941 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
DMU
dual power
multi-system
long distance
last changed: 11 2023
Siemens Mobility Desiro UK AC
British Rail classes 350, 360 and 380
Great Britain | 2002 | 151 produced
Heathrow Connect 360 203 in April 2008 at Hayes & Harlington station
Heathrow Connect 360 203 in April 2008 at Hayes & Harlington station
Hugh Llwelyn / 360 203

The class 350, 360 and 380 multiple units were primarily developed for use under 25 kV AC from the overhead line. The first trains in this series were 21 class 360/1 four-car trains, delivered to First Great Eastern in 2003 and handed over to Greater Anglia in 2012. They were replaced by class 720s in 2020 and 2021 and have since been used by East Midlands Railway on the Midland Main Line. In return, they've received a smaller passenger capacity and a top speed of 110 mph. The class 360/2 are similar trains that have been used by Heathrow Connect between London Paddington and Heathrow since 2004 and have been operated by TfL Rail from 2018. However, they were replaced by the Class 345 and put into storage by September 2020.

380 101 operated by First ScotRail in Glasgow in 2011
380 101 operated by First ScotRail in Glasgow in 2011
Pencefn

The class 350 designates four-car trains that are used on faster regional connections. The first 30 sets were created from the 120 cars that were actually intended for the class 450/2 of the South Western Railways. They can be used with 25 kV AC from the overhead line as well as with 750 V DC via the third rail and have been approved for 110 instead of 100 mph since 2012. The total number of class 350 trains was brought to 87 with the class 350/2. These can only be used in the DC network and have also been allowed to run 110 mph since 2018. Very similar to the classes 350 and 360, but only equipped for use with AC via pantographs, is the class 380. Twenty-two three-car class 380/0 trains and 16 four-car class 380/1 trains were used for the non-realised Glasgow Airport Rail Link ordered and delivered between 2009 and 2011. They have a new, futuristic design at the front and are provided with gangways. These are now used by Abellio ScotRail on other routes in Scotland.

Variant350360/2380/0
General
Built2004-2005, 2008-2009, 2013-20142002-20052009-2011
ManufacturerSiemens
Axle configB-B+2-2+2-2+B-B B-B+2-2+2-2+2-2+B-B B-B+2-2+B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats212353191
Dimensions and Weights
Length266 ft 11 1/8 in333 ft 7 15/16 in233 ft 4 3/8 in
Empty weight385,810 lbs454,150 lbs292,775 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC/DCelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz, 750 V25,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power2,682 hp (2,000 kW)2,079 hp (1,550 kW)1,341 hp (1,000 kW)
Top speed110 mph100 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
third rail
regional
Siemens Desiro
last changed: 02/2022
loading...

We use cookies to save the following settings:

  • selected navigation structure
  • selected language
  • preferred units
  • spelling of railway company names

If you refuse the use of cookies, the settings will only be retained for the current session and will be reset to the default values the next time you visit the site.

Display of units

Here you can set the desired unit system for the technical data.

  • Metric: Lengths in meters, weights in tonnes, and volumes in cubic meters
  • Imperial (UK): Lengths in feet/inches, weights in long tons and volumes in imperial gallons
  • Imperial (US): Lengths in feet/inches, weights in pounds, and volumes in US gallons
  • Individual: Depends on the country of origin of each locomotive
Operator names

Here you can set the display of railway company names.

  • Short: Abbreviation or short form of the name
  • Standard: commonly used name, partially translated to English
  • Complete: full name in local language