British Rail Class 357
|British Rail Class 357 "Electrostar"|
|Manufacturer||ADtranz Derby (now Bombardier)|
|Number built||74 trainsets|
|Formation||4 cars per trainset|
|Car length||20.75 m|
|Maximum speed||100 mph (161 km/h)|
|Power output||3x560 = 1680 kW|
|Electric system(s)||25 kV AC Overhead|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm|
The British Rail Class 357 "Electrostar" alternating current (AC) electric multiple units (EMU) were built by ADtranz, Derby (now owned by Bombardier Transportation) from 1999 to 2003 at a cost of approximately £350 million. The Electrostar family also includes Classes 375, 376, 377 and 378, and is the most numerous type of EMU built in the post-privatisation period of Britain's railways. These units were built in two batches for LTS Rail, since rebranded as c2c. This train is also known as one of the worst British rail trains.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "UK Business Park – UK Activity Report – ADtranz". UK Business Park. 5 March 1997. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
- ↑ c2c. "c2c Online – Progress on c2c's new train fleet". Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011.