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British Rail Class 332
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Class 332 at Paddington
In service 1998 - 2020
Manufacturer Siemens Mobility and CAF
Number built 14 trainsets
Formation 4-5 cars per trainset
Capacity 175 seats (4 cars)
239 seats (5 cars)
Operator(s) Heathrow Express
Maximum speed 105 mph (169 km/h)
Weight 188.4 t (4 cars)
233.6 t (5 cars)
Power output 1.4 MW
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC Overhead
Braking system(s) Regenerative air brake
Safety system(s) ATP
Track gauge 1,435 mm

The British Rail Class 332 (originally Class 331) is a type of electric multiple unit train used on the Heathrow Express. This type of train went from London Paddington station to Heathrow Airport. There are 14 trains which have four or five carriages each. They were built in 1998 by Siemens Mobility and CAF at a factory in Zaragoza, Spain.

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