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 service June 2011 – present
Manufacturer Bombardier Transportation
Family name Electrostar
Number built 30 trainsets
Formation 4 cars per trainset
Operator(s) Stansted Express
(National Express East Anglia)
Line(s) served Stansted Express
(West Anglia Main Line)
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC Overhead
Track gauge Standard 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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