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British Rail Class 222 Meridian/Pioneer
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East Midlands Trains five-car 222017 at Derby
In service 2004–
Manufacturer Bombardier
Family name Voyager
Constructed 2002–2004
Number built 27 trainsets
Number in service 26 trainsets
Formation 4, 5, or 7 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 222001–222023
Operator(s) East Midlands Trains
First Hull Trains
Line(s) served Midland Main Line
East Coast Main Line
Car body construction Steel
Car length 23.85 m (78 ft 3 in) end cars
22.82 m (74 ft 10 in) other
Width 2.73 m (8 ft 11 in)
Maximum speed 125 mph (200 km/h)
Prime mover(s) Cummins QSK19
Power output 750 hp (560 kW) per car
Braking system(s) Rheostatic
Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS
Coupling system Dellner

The British Rail Class 222 is a diesel-electric multiple unit high-speed train capable of 125 mph (200 km/h). Twenty-seven units have been built by Bombardier Transportation.

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