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British Rail Class 357

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British Rail Class 357
Electrostar
A Class 357 at Southend East in 2020
The interior of a Class 357/3 in 2020
In service2000–present
Manufacturer
Built atDerby Litchurch Lane Works
Family nameElectrostar
Replaced
Constructed1999–2002
Number built74
Formation
  • 4 cars per unit:
  • DMSO-MSO-PTSO-DMSO
Capacity
  • 357/0 and /2: 282 seats
  • 357/3: 222 seats
Operator(s)c2c
Specifications
Car length
  • DMSO: 20.40 m (66 ft 11 in)
  • MSO/PTSO: 19.99 m (65 ft 7 in)
Width2.80 m (9 ft 2 in)
Height3.78 m (12 ft 5 in)
Maximum speed100 mph (160 km/h)
Weight
  • DMSO vehs.: 40.7 t (40.1 LT; 44.9 ST)
  • MSO vehs.: 36.7 t (36.1 LT; 40.5 ST)
  • PTSO vehs.: 39.5 t (38.9 LT; 43.5 ST)
  • Unit total: 157.6 t (155.1 LT; 173.7 ST)[1]
Traction motors6 × three-phase AC
Power output1,500 kW (2,011 hp)[1]
Electric system(s)Template:25 kV 50 Hz Overhead lines
Current collection methodPantograph
Bogies
  • Powered: Adtranz P3-25
  • Unpowered: Adtranz T3-25[1]
Coupling systemTightlock[2]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Notes
Sourced from [3] unless otherwise noted.

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.[4][5] 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Marsden, C. J. (2007). Traction Recognition. Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing. pp. 196–197. ISBN 978-0-7110-3277-4. OCLC 230804946. OL 16902750M.
  2. "Angel Trains – Data Sheets – Regional Passenger Trains – Class 357/2". Angel Trains. Retrieved 4 August 2009.[dead link]
  3. "Class 357 – Angel Trains". angeltrains.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 September 2021. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  4. "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.
  5. c2c. "c2c Online – Progress on c2c's new train fleet". Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)