British Rail Class 456

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British Rail Class 456
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Class 456 units at East Dulwich station.
In service1990 - Current
ManufacturerBREL
Constructed1990 - 1991
Refurbishment2005
Number built24 trainsets
Formation2 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers456001 - 456024
Operator(s)South West Trains
Specifications
Maximum speed75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight72½ t
Braking system(s)Air (westcode)
Class 456 EMUs in Southern livery at London Victoria platforms 11 and 12.

The British Rail Class 456 electrical multiple units were built by BREL at York Works from 1990-91. 24 two-car units were built as direct replacements for the elderly Class 416 2EPB units which operated on the Central Division of the Southern Region of British Rail. Units were delivered into traffic painted in Network SouthEast blue, red and white livery.