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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.

Axle config2-B+B-2 2-B+B-2+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length155 ft 7 in231 ft 1 3/4 in
Empty weight215,712 lbs317,744 lbs
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
Calculated Values
Alstom Coradia
last changed: 03/2023

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