British Rail Class 379

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British Rail Class 379 "Electrostar"
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Stansted Express Class 379 at Liverpool Street with a service to Stansted Airport
In serviceJune 2011 – present
ManufacturerBombardier Transportation
Family nameElectrostar
Number built30 trainsets
Formation4 cars per trainset
Operator(s)Stansted Express
(National Express East Anglia)
Line(s) servedStansted Express
(West Anglia Main Line)
Specifications
Electric system(s)25 kV AC Overhead
Track gaugeStandard gauge

The Class 379 Electrostar is a type of electric multiple unit. It has been ordered by National Express East Anglia to run their Stansted Express services.[1] The Class 379 units feature 2+2 seating and wi-fi internet installed. Large luggage racks and multi-lingual signage will be expected. The units will be built at Bombardier's plant at Derby.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Today's Railways issue 91
  2. Rail Express Magazine issue 156

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