British Rail Class 309 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 309
|Formation||2/3/4 cars per trainset|
|Maximum speed||100 mph (160 km/h)|
Total - 99 tons (309/1) Only Total - 168 tons (309/2) OnlyTotal - 167 tons (309/3) Only
|Braking system(s)||Air (EP/Auto)|
|Track gauge||Standard gauge (1,435 mm)|
The British Rail Class 309 "Clacton Express" electric multiple units (EMUs) were built by British Rail (BR) York Works from 1962-1963. They were initially classified as Class AM9 before the introduction of TOPS. These units were the first express 25 kV alternating current (AC) units to be built by British Rail, and British Rail's first EMUs to be capable of 100 mph.
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