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British Rail Class 142 Pacer
142041 Northern Rail Castleton East Jcn.jpg
In service 1985–
Manufacturer BREL Derby and Leyland Bus
Built at Derby
Family name Pacer
Constructed 1985–1987
Refurbishment 1997–2003
Number built 96
Number in service 94
Number scrapped 2
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 142001–142096
Capacity 102 to 121 seats per trainset
Operator Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
Northern Rail
Line(s) served Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Teeside,Tyne & Wear, Valley Lines, Yorkshire
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Articulated sections Flexible diaphragm within unit only
Maximum speed 75 mph (120 km/h)
Weight 48.23 t (47.47 long tons; 53.16 short tons) per trainset
Engine(s) Cummins LTA10-R (Originally Leyland TL11)
Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS
Gauge 1435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)
Colne railway station 05C495
142086 at Colne on 28 December 2005 forming a Northern Rail service to Blackpool South
Roof 142022
Distinctive roof of Class 142 at Leeds. 1 July 2006

The British Rail Class 142 is a class of Pacer diesel multiple units used in the United Kingdom. 96 units were built by BREL in Derby between 1985 and 1987. They were a development of the earlier Class 141 which were introduced in 1984.

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