British Rail Class 172

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British Rail Class 172 Turbostar
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The interior of a West Midlands Trains Class 172
In service10 July 2010 - Present
ManufacturerBombardier Transportation
Family nameTurbostar
ReplacedClass 150
Constructed2010 - 2011
Number built39 trainsets
Formation2 or 3 cars per trainset
Capacity172/0: 120 seats
172/1: ? seats
172/2: 116 seats
172/3: 188 seats
Operator(s)London Overground
Chiltern Railways
West Midlands Trains
Line(s) servedSnow Hill Lines
Chiltern Main Line
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
Specifications
Car body constructionWelded aluminium. Steel ends.
Car length23.62 m (77 ft 6 in)
Width2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)
Height3.77 m (12 ft 4 in)
Maximum speed100 mph (160 km/h)
Weight41.6 tonnes (40.9 long tons; 45.9 short tons)[1]
Prime mover(s)One per car, MTU 6H1800R83
Power output483 hp (360 kW)[2]
TransmissionZF Ecomat-Rail 6 speed
ZF Reversing final drive
Safety system(s)AWS, TPWS
ATP (172/1 only)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The Class 172 is a diesel multiple unit (DMU) of the Turbostar family similar to the Class 168, Class 170 and Class 171.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Porterbrook Class 172 DMU" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2015.
  2. "Class 172/0 - London Overground".