British Rail Class 460

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British Rail Class 460 "Juniper"
460007 at London Victoria.jpg
460 007 at London Victoria
In service2000
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 from 2000-01. These units are part of Alstom's "Juniper" family of units, which also includes Classes 334 and 458. The eight Class 460 units are (up to 2009) the last to be classified under the TOPS "4XX" series for DC 3rd Rail EMUs on the Southern Region.