British Rail Class 314

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British Rail Class 314
British Rail Class 314.jpg
314207 at Gourock railway station.
In service1979 - 2019
ManufacturerBREL York
Refurbishment2006-2007, 2009-2010, 2011-2013
Number built16 trainsets
Number scrapped15 sets.
Formation3 cars per trainset
Capacity212 seats
Operator(s)British Rail
ScotRail (British Rail)
ScotRail (National Express)
First ScotRail
Abellio ScotRail
Specifications
Car length19.80 m
Width3.58 m
Height2.82 m
Maximum speed75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight102.5 t
Power output656 kW
Electric system(s)25 kV AC Overhead
Track gaugeStandard gauge (1,435 mm)

British Rail Class 314 alternating current (AC) electric multiple units (EMU) were built by BREL at York works from 1978 to 1979. They were the second variety of British Rail's then-standard 1972 design for suburban EMUs, which eventually encompassed 755 vehicles and five Classes (Class 313/314/315/507/508). Able to operate from 25 kV overhead line current collection only, the fleet worked outer-suburban services on the Strathclyde Passenger Transport rail network in Central Scotland.