British Rail Class 390

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British Rail Class 390 "Pendolino"
390029 'City of Stoke-on-Trent' at Birmingham New Street.JPG
Class 390 no. 390029 "City of Stoke-on-Trent" at Birmingham New Street on 24 September 2003 with a service to Wolverhampton. These units now work the majority of Virgin West Coast services.
In service 23 July 2002 - Current
Manufacturer Alstom, Washwood Heath
(Fiat tilting system)
Family name Pendolino
Constructed 2001-2004
Number built 53 trainsets
Formation 9 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 390001 - 390053
Capacity 145 first class seats
294 standard class seats
Operator Virgin Trains
Line(s) served West Coast Main Line
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 24.1 m
Width 2.9 m
Height 2.73 m
Maximum speed 140 mph (225 km/h) [Design]
125 mph (200 km/h) [Service]
Weight 466 t
Power output 5.1 MW
Voltage 25 kV AC Overhead
Braking system(s) Regenerative, Rheostatic, Disc
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)

The British Class 390 "Pendolino" electric multiple unit is a tilting train built by Fiat Ferroviaria utilising Fiat tilt systems. Fifty-three 9-car units were built for Virgin Trains from 2001 to 2004. These trains were the last to be assembled at Alstom's Washwood Heath plant, in Birmingham, before its closure in 2005.