British Rail Class 323
|British Rail Class 323|
London Midland liveried 323201 stands at Birmingham New Street.
|In service||1992 - present|
|Capacity||End Units 98 seats
Central Unit 88 seats
Total capacity 284 seats
|Car length||End Units 23.37 m
Central Unit 23.44 m
|Width||2.80 metres (9.2 ft)|
|Height||3.78 metres (12.4 ft)|
|Maximum speed||90 mph (140 km/h)|
|Power output||1.168 MW|
|Voltage||25 kV AC Overhead|
|Braking system(s)||Regenerative Air Brake|
|Gauge||Standard gauge 1,435 mm (56.5 in)|
The British Rail Class 323 electric multiple units were built by Hunslet TPL from 1992-93. Forty-three 3-car units were built for inner-suburban services around Birmingham and Manchester. These trains were the last vehicles to be built by the struggling manufacturer Hunslet before it collapsed.
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- This number excludes 323223-323225 as these three trains, leased by Northern Rail, have 40 seats removed and replaced with luggage racks for passengers travelling to and from Manchester Airport.