British Rail Class 357
|British Rail Class 357 "Electrostar"|
Class 357, no. 357036, at Southend Central on 29th March 2003. This unit is painted in c2c livery. This class operate all c2c passenger services.
|In service||1999 - Current|
|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|
|Voltage||25 kV AC Overhead|
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 2002 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.
References[change | change source]
- "UK Business Park – UK Activity Report – ADtranz". UK Business Park. 5 March 1997. http://www.ukbusinesspark.co.uk/adtranza.htm. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
- c2c. "c2c Online – Progress on c2c's new train fleet". http://www.c2c-online.co.uk/about_us__1/press_centre/news_archive/2006/progress_on_c2c_s_new_train_fleet. Retrieved 14 April 2011.