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British Railways Mark 2

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British Rail Mark 2
First ScotRail Mark 2 at Euston, part of the "Caledonian Sleeper"
In service1964-present
Built atDerby, England
Constructed1963 - 1975
Entered service1964
Number built1,876
Operator(s)Arriva Trains Wales
First ScotRail
Network Rail
Car body constructionSteel
Car length64 ft 6 in (19.66 m)
DoorsHinged slam, centrally locked
Maximum speed100 mph (161 km/h)
Train heatingPressure Ventilation
Air Conditioning (1971 onward)
Braking system(s)Clasp, pneumatic
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

British Rail's second design of carriages was called Mark 2. The Mark 2 has more strength than a Mark 1 in the event of an accident.