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British Rail Class 314
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314207 at Gourock railway station.
In service 1979 - Current
Manufacturer BREL York
Number built 16 trainsets
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Capacity 212 seats
Operator(s) Abellio Scotrail
Car length 19.80 m
Width 3.58 m
Height 2.82 m
Maximum speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight 102.5 t
Power output 656 kW
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC Overhead
Track gauge Standard gauge (1,435 mm)

British Rail Class 314 alternating current (AC) electric multiple units (EMU) were built by BREL at York works from 1978 to 1979. They were the second variety of British Rail's then-standard 1972 design for suburban EMUs, which eventually encompassed 755 vehicles and five Classes (Class 313/314/315/507/508). Able to operate from 25 kV overhead line current collection only, the fleet works outer-suburban services on the Strathclyde Passenger Transport rail network in Central Scotland.

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