British Rail Class 318

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British Rail Class 318
In service 1986 - Current
Manufacturer BREL
Number built 21 trainsets
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Operator First ScotRail
Specifications
Maximum speed 90 mph (145 km/h).
Voltage 25 kV AC Overhead
Gauge 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)

The British Rail Class 318 is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train, which operates exclusively in the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport network in West Central Scotland. The units were introduced fully on 29 September 1986 as part of the electrification of the Ayrshire Coast Line between Glasgow Central and Ayr/Ardrossan with alternating current (AC) overhead lines. Usage was extended to Largs in January 1987. They were also used on the Inverclyde Line in small numbers and on rare occasions the Cathcart Circle Lines (including to Neilston and Newton).