Turbostar

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Clubman/Turbostar
171802 at NRM 01 June 2004.jpg
Class 171 – 171802 Turbostar Unit in the Southern livery
In service 1998 – present
Manufacturer Bombardier Transportation, Derby
(formerly ADtranz)
Constructed 1998 – present
Number built 196 trainsets
Formation 2, 3 or 4 carriages per trainset
Capacity Varies depending on number of cars and seating configuration, see individual articles for details
Operator See details below
Specifications
Car length 23.62 m (77 ft 6 in)
Width 2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)
Height 3.77 m (12 ft 4 in)
Maximum speed 100 mph (160 km/h)
Weight Varies depending on number of cars and seating configuration, see individual articles for details
Engine(s) MTU 6R 183TD
Safety system(s) Various combinations of ATP, AWS, TPWS, Tripcock system
Coupling system BSI[1]/Dellner couplers (Class 171, see below)
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge

Turbostar is the name given to a series of diesel multiple units (DMU) built by Bombardier Transportation (previously ADtranz) at their Litchurch Lane Works in Derby, England. The Turbostar was the first new train type to be introduced after the privatisation of British Rail, and is the most common type of diesel multiple unit (its electrical variant, the Electrostar, is the most common electric multiple unit). The first units were ordered by Chiltern Railways in 1996 and were designated Class 168 (also known as Clubman). Since then the family has grown with the addition of the Class 170, Class 171, and (in development) the Class 172.

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