British Rail Class 395

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British Rail Class 395
In serviceDecember 2009
ManufacturerHitachi Europe
Family nameA-Train
Constructed2007 - 2010
Number built29 trainsets (4 built, 25 under construction/planned)
Formation6 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers395001 - 395029
Capacity354 seats[source?]
Operator(s)Southeastern
Specifications
Maximum speedHigh Speed 1: 225 km/h (140 mph)
Network Rail: 161 km/h (100 mph)
Electric system(s)Dual-voltage (25 kV AC and 750 V DC)
Track gauge1,435 mm
Class 395 Javelin
Class 395 interior
The Class 395 resembles the Japanese 885 Series narrow-gauge EMU also built by Hitachi

Class 395 is the designation[1] of new dual-voltage EMUs being built to operate new high speed domestic services on the High Speed 1 railway line in the United Kingdom. The trains will be the fastest operating domestic service trains in Britain, running at a maximum speed of 225 kilometres per hour (140 mph) when they are introduced by operator Southeastern in 2009.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Southeastern completes its executive team and welcomes high-speed train experts". 2006-04-18.