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British Rail Class 402

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Southern Railway 2-HAL
British Rail Class 402
In service1939-1971
ManufacturerEastleigh Works, frames from Lancing
Number built100
Operator(s)Southern Railway and
British Railways
Maximum speed75mph 121km/h
WeightTotal - 76 tons
Prime mover(s)2 x 275 hp traction motors
total 550 hp (410 kW)
Braking system(s)Air

The Southern Railway (SR) gave the designation 2Hal to the electric multiple units built during the late 1930s to work long-distance semi-fast services on the newly electrified lines from London to Maidstone and Gillingham (Kent). This type of unit survived long enough in British Rail ownership to be allocated TOPS Class 402.