British Rail Class 221

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British Rail Class 221 SuperVoyager
Class 221 Virgin Voyager approaching Bristol Parkway westbound 2006-05-03 02.jpg
Virgin CrossCountry SuperVoyager approaching Bristol Parkway on 4 May 2006
In service 2002–
Manufacturer Bombardier Transportation
Family name Voyager
Constructed 2000–2002
Number built 44 trainsets
Number in service 44 trainsets
Formation 4 or 5 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 221101–221144
Capacity 26 first class, 162 or 224 standard class per trainset
Operator CrossCountry
Virgin Trains
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Car length 23.85 m (78 ft 3 in) driving end cars
22.82 m (74 ft 10 in) other cars
Width 2.73 m (8 ft 11 in)
Doors Swing plug at vehicle ends
Articulated sections Flexible diaphragm within unit only
Maximum speed 125 mph (200 km/h)
Weight 227 t (223 long tons; 250 short tons) or 282.8 t (278.3 long tons; 311.7 short tons) per trainset
Traction system DEMU
Engine(s) Cummins QSK19
Power output 750 hp (560 kW) per car
Braking system(s) Rheostatic and electro-pneumatic
Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS, TASS,
Coupling system Dellner

The Class 221 SuperVoyager is a train currently used by Virgin Trains and CrossCountry in the United Kingdom. They were built by Bombardier Transportation between 2000 and 2002 for the British train operating companies Virgin CrossCountry and Virgin West Coast. The first Class 221 SuperVoyager entered traffic between Birmingham and Brighton on 12 April 2002. The Class 221 SuperVoyagers are similar to the Class 220 Voyager units, but they are built with a tilting mechanism offering up to six degrees of tilt to allow faster speeds on curved tracks. They have a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h).