British Rail Class 220

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British Rail Class 220 Voyager
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A CrossCountry Voyager at Birmingham New Street on 5 April 2008
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Typical Standard Class interior of a Voyager coach
In service 2001—
Manufacturer Bombardier Transportation
Family name Voyager
Number built 34 trainsets
Number in service 34 trainsets
Formation 4 cars per trainset
Capacity 162 standard class, 26 first class
Operator CrossCountry
Specifications
Width 2.73 m (8 ft 11 in)
Articulated sections Flexible diaphragm (within unit only)
Maximum speed 125 mph (200 km/h)
Weight 185.6 t (182.7 long tons; 204.6 short tons) per trainset
Traction system DEMU
Engine(s) Cummins QSK19
Power output 3,000 hp (2,200 kW)
Transmission Voith final drive
Braking system(s) Rheostatic
Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS
Coupling system Dellner
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 instandard gauge
CrossCountry Voyager 220027 shows off the new livery at Darlington.
A Class 220 Virgin Voyager at Bristol
Virgin Voyager 220003 Solent Voyager at Doncaster on 4 September 2007

The Class 220 Voyager is a class of diesel-electric high-speed multiple-unit trains built by Bombardier Transportation for the British train operating company Virgin Trains, but are now operated by CrossCountry. They are air-conditioned throughout, with powered doors and a top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). They were introduced to replace the thirty-year-old High Speed Train and Class 47 fleets. The trains were built between 2000 and 2001 and the first train entered service on 5 June 2001.[1]

References[change | edit source]

  1. First Voyager in Service