British Rail Class 313

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British Rail Class 313
Class 313 at Kings Cross
In service1976 - 2023
ManufacturerBREL York
Refurbishment34 Silverlink sets 1998-1999
ADtranz (now Bombardier)
Number built64 trainsets
Formation3 cars per trainset
Capacity232 seats (313/0)
228 seats (313/1)
Operator(s)First Capital Connect
London Overground
Car length19.80 m
Width2.82 m
Height3.58 m
Maximum speed75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight104.5 t
Power output656 kW
Electric system(s)25 kV AC Overhead
750 V DC 3rd rail
Track gauge1,435 mm
Class 313/0, no. 313064 at London King's Cross on 8th February 2003. This unit is painted in WAGN family travelcard advertising-livery.
Class 313/1, no. 313114 arriving at Clapham Junction on 30th October 2004 with a service from Willesden Junction. This unit is painted in Silverlink Metro livery.
Unit 313033 sports a purple WAGN livery at Stevenage, albeit with FCC decals.
The front of class 313/1, no. 313110 at Kew Gardens.
A Class 313 at South Hampstead railway station in the Network SouthEast era

Class 313 electric multiple units were built by BREL at York Works from 1976-77, these being the first second-generation EMUs to be constructed for British Rail. They were also the first dual-voltage units to be built, capable of drawing power via 25 kV AC overhead, or 750 V DC third-rail, and the first units in Britain to have fully automatic couplers which allowed both physical coupling and also the connection of control electric and air supplies to be carried out without the need to leave the cab. Their passenger seats were an improvement on former types.