British Rail Class 180

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British Rail Class 180 "Adelante"
180114 at Cheltenham Spa.JPG
Class 180, no. 180114 at Cheltenham Spa on 31 March 2004
In service 2000 - Present
Manufacturer Alstom
Family name Coradia
Number built 14 trainsets
Formation 5 cars per trainset
Operator First Great Western
First Hull Trains
Northern Rail
Specifications
Maximum speed 125 mph (201 km/h)
Engine(s) Cummins QSK19
Braking system(s) Air/Hydrodynamic
Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS
Coupling system Scharfenberg
A Class 180 unit at Radley, showing its roof
180110, at Bath Spa, on its way to London Paddington in First livery
Standard Class interior of a class 180
Adelante at Royal Oak

The Class 180 "Adelante" is a type of British diesel multiple unit built by Alstom between 2000 and 2001 at Washwood Heath in Birmingham. The units are express trains originally built for First North Western but then the contract was passed over to First Great Western (FGW) to supplement their High Speed Train fleet. However, due to reliability and operating problems the decision was made to withdraw most of the fleet from service. The majority of the units have already been returned to the Leasing Company with the remainder of the fleet to follow in due course. First Great Western announced in November 2010 that the Class 180's would be returning to their fleet in Spring 2012 for use on the Cotswold Line.