British Rail Class 488

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British Rail Class 488
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488313 at London Victoria on 18th March 2003. This was one of the last six sets in service with Gatwick Express until its withdrawal in 2004. It has since been preserved.
In service1973-2005
ManufacturerBREL Derby
Operator(s)Gatwick Express
Car length66ft 0 1/2in (20.12m)
Width9ft 3in (2.82m)
Height12ft 9 1/4in (3.89m)
Maximum speed90mph (145km/h)
Weight105 tonnes

The British Rail Class 488 are unpowered trailer sets, converted from Mark 2F coaches for the Gatwick Express service from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.