British Rail Class 350 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 350 "Desiro"
Class 350 at Stafford wearing the London Midland livery
|In service||2004 - Current|
|Number built||30 trainsets, 37 under construction|
|Formation||4 cars per trainset|
|Maximum speed||100mph (161 km/h)|
|Electric system(s)||25kV AC overhead
750V DC 3rd rail
|Braking system(s)||Air regenerative|
The British Rail Class 350 "Desiro" is class of electrical multiple unit built by Siemens AG from 2004- present. Thirty of these units, known as Class 350/1s, were built for use by Central Trains and Silverlink on regional express services and Central Citylink services on the southern section of the West Coast Main Line. A further 37 units known as Class 350/2s are currently being delivered to the UK for London Midland. The "Desiro" family also includes units of Classes 185, 360, 444 and 450. This train is nearly identical to the 450, as it was originated from that.
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