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British Rail Class 313
313060 at Kings Cross.jpg
Class 313 at Kings Cross
In service 1976 - Current
Manufacturer BREL York
Refurbishment 34 Silverlink sets 1998-1999
ADtranz (now Bombardier)
Number built 64 trainsets
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Capacity 232 seats (313/0)
228 seats (313/1)
Operator(s) First Capital Connect
London Overground
Car length 19.80 m
Width 2.82 m
Height 3.58 m
Maximum speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight 104.5 t
Power output 656 kW
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC Overhead
750 V DC 3rd rail
Track gauge 1,435 mm
313064 at London Kings Cross
Class 313/0, no. 313064 at London King's Cross on 8th February 2003. This unit is painted in WAGN family travelcard advertising-livery.
313114 arriving at Clapham Junction
Class 313/1, no. 313114 arriving at Clapham Junction on 30th October 2004 with a service from Willesden Junction. This unit is painted in Silverlink Metro livery.
313033 Stevenage 20060407
Unit 313033 sports a purple WAGN livery at Stevenage, albeit with FCC decals.
313110 Kew Gardens
The front of class 313/1, no. 313110 at Kew Gardens.
313001 at South Hampstead
A Class 313 at South Hampstead railway station in the Network SouthEast era

Class 313 electric multiple units were built by BREL at York Works from 1976-77, these being the first second-generation EMUs to be constructed for British Rail. They were also the first dual-voltage units to be built, capable of drawing power via 25 kV AC overhead, or 750 V DC third-rail, and the first units in Britain to have fully automatic couplers which allowed both physical coupling and also the connection of control electric and air supplies to be carried out without the need to leave the cab. Their passenger seats were an improvement on former types.

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