British Rail Class 332

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British Rail Class 332
332005 A London Paddington.JPG
332005 at London Paddington in January 2007
In service1998 - 2020
ManufacturerCAF
Number built14 trainsets
Number preserved3 cars
Number scrapped14 sets
Formation4-5 cars per trainset
Capacity175 seats (4 cars)
239 seats (5 cars)
Operator(s)Heathrow Express
Depot(s)Old Oak Common TMD
Specifications
Maximum speed100 mph (161 km/h)
Weight188.4 t (4 cars)
233.6 t (5 cars)
Power output1.4 MW
Electric system(s)25 kV AC Overhead
Braking system(s)Regenerative air brake
Safety system(s)AWS, ATP
Coupling systemScharfenberg
Multiple workingWithin class
Track gauge1,435 mm

The British Rail Class 332 (originally Class 331) was electric multiple unit passenger trains used on the Heathrow Express. These trains went from London Paddington station to Heathrow Airport. There were 14 trains which had four or five carriages each. They were built in 1998 by CAF with traction equipment supplied by Siemens Transportation Systems at a factory in Zaragoza, Spain.