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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

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.

Built2004-2005, 2008-2009, 2013-20142002-20052009-2011
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)
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 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
Calculated Values
third rail
Siemens Desiro
last changed: 02/2022

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