British Railways Mark 2

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British Rail Mark 2
ScotRail Mk2 coach at Euston.jpg
First ScotRail Mark 2 at Euston, part of the "Caledonian Sleeper"
In service 1964-present
Manufacturer BREL
Built at Derby, England
Constructed 1963 - 1975
Entered service 1964
Number built 1,876
Operator Arriva Trains Wales
First ScotRail
Network Rail
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Semi-integral
Car length 64 ft 6 in (19.66 m)
Doors Hinged slam, centrally locked
Maximum speed 100 mph (161 km/h)
Train heating Pressure Ventilation
Air Conditioning (1971 onward)
Braking system(s) Clasp, pneumatic
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)


British Rail's second design of carriages was called Mark 2. The Mark 2 has more strength than a Mark 1 in the event of an accident.