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British Rail Class 165 "Network Turbo"
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165117 passing Royal Oak tube station on 12 April 2007 sporting First Great Western livery
In service 1990—present
Manufacturer BREL
Family name Networker
Constructed 1990—1992
Refurbishment 2003–2005 (165/0)
Number built 39 (165/0)
37 (165/1)
Formation 2–3 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 165001 - 165039, 165101 - 165137
Capacity 165/0: 184 (2-car); 276 (3-car)
Operator Chiltern Railways
First Great Western
Line(s) served Great Western Main Line and branches
Chiltern Main Line and branches
Car length 22.91m
Width 2.81m
Maximum speed 75 mph (165/0)
90 mph (165/1)
Engine(s) Perkins 2006-TWH of 350hp
Safety system(s) ATP (165/0), AWS, TPWS, Tripcock system (165/0)
Gauge 1435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)

The British Rail Class 165 "Network Turbo" diesel multiple units (DMUs) were built by BREL at York Works from 1990–1992.

These units are suburban trains, with an express version appearing later in the form of the Class 166 "Network Express Turbo" units. The Class 165 belongs to the Turbo and the Networker families of trains.

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