British Rail Class 305

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British Rail Class 305
A failed (broken down) Class 305 train at platform 8 of Stratford station. In the background can be seen part of a London Transport Central Line 1962 stock tube train.
In service1960 - 2002
ManufacturerBR York/Doncaster
Number built71 trainsets
Formation3/4 cars per trainset
Capacity272 seats
Operator(s)British Rail
Maximum speed75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight118 t
Electric system(s)25 kV AC Overhead
Track gauge4ft 8.5in (1,435 mm)

The British Rail Class 305 was an alternating current (AC) electric multiple unit (EMU). Under the pre-1973 British Rail numbering system, the class was known as AM5. When TOPS as introduced, the class became Class 305.