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British Rail Class 460

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British Rail Class 460
460 007 at London Victoria
In service2000 - 2012
Family nameJuniper
Number built8 trainsets
Formation8 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers460001 - 460008
Operator(s)Southern Gatwick Express
Maximum speed100 mph (160 km/h)
Electric system(s)750 V DC (3rd rail)
Track gauge4' 8 1/2"
460002 passing East Croydon

The British Rail Class 460 (or 8Gat) electrical multiple units were built by Alstom at Washwood Heath between 1999 and 2001. These units were part of Alstom's "Juniper" family of units, which also includes Classes 334 and 458.

All have since been converted to Class 458/5 units (other than four surplus driving vehicles used as spares donors) for operation by South Western Railway.