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British Rail Class 308
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Class 308 at Leeds station.
In service 1961–2001
Manufacturer BR York
Refurbishment 1981–1983, 1994
Number built 45 trainsets
Formation 4 cars (308/1 before 1994, 308/2)
3 cars (308/1 after 1994, 308/3)
Operator(s) British Rail
Maximum speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC Overhead
Track gauge Standard gauge (1,435 mm)

The British Rail (BR) Class 308 alternating current (AC) electric multiple units (EMU) were built by BR at York, in three batches, from 1961–62. They were initially classified as AM8 units before the introduction of TOPS.

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