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British Rail Class 350

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British Rail Class 350 "Desiro"
Class 350 at Stafford wearing the London Midland livery
In service2004 - present
ManufacturerSiemens Mobility
Family nameDesiro
Number built87 sets
Formation4 cars per trainset
Operator(s)West Midlands Trains
Maximum speed100mph (161 km/h)
Weight170 tonnes
Electric system(s)25kV AC overhead
750V DC 3rd rail
Braking system(s)Air regenerative
350120 passing Kingsthorpe, just north of Northampton station, on the 22 April 2007, with a Birmingham bound service

The British Rail Class 350 "Desiro" is class of electrical multiple unit built by Siemens Mobility from 2004- Thirty of these units, known as Class 350/1s, were built for use by Central Trains and Silverlink on regional express services and Central Citylink services on the southern section of the West Coast Main Line. A further 37 units known as Class 350/2s were delivered to the UK for London Midland. The "Desiro" family also includes units of Classes 185, 360, 444 and 450. This train is nearly identical to the 450, as it was originated from that. It now runs on West Midlands Trains, on their London Northwestern Railway (LNWR/LNR) brand.

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