kids encyclopedia robot

British Rail Class 323 facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
British Rail Class 323
London Midland Class 323.jpg
London Midland liveried 323201 stands at Birmingham New Street.
In service 1994 - present
Manufacturer Hunslet TPL
Number built 43
Formation Three car
Capacity End Units 97 seats
Central Unit 81 seats
Total capacity 275 seats
Operator(s) Northern Trains
West Midlands Trains
Car length End Units 23.37 m
Central Unit 23.44 m
Width 2.80 metres (9.2 ft)
Height 3.78 metres (12.4 ft)
Maximum speed 90 mph (140 km/h)
Weight 119.8 tonnes
Power output 1.168 MW
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC Overhead
Braking system(s) Regenerative Air Brake
Track gauge Standard gauge 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
323209 at Birmingham New Street
Class 323, no. 323209 waiting at Birmingham New Street on 24th September 2003. This unit was operated by Central Trains (now West midlands Trains) and is painted in Centro livery.

The British Rail Class 323 electric multiple units were built by Hunslet TPL from 1992-96. Forty-three 3-car units were built for inner-suburban services around Birmingham and Manchester. These trains were the last vehicles to be built by the struggling manufacturer Hunslet before it collapsed.

Images for kids

kids search engine
British Rail Class 323 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.