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British Rail Class 350 "Desiro"
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Class 350 at Stafford wearing the London Midland livery
In service 2004 - Current
Manufacturer Siemens
Family name Desiro
Number built 30 trainsets, 37 under construction
Formation 4 cars per trainset
Operator(s) London Midland
Maximum speed 100mph (161 km/h)
Weight 170 tonnes
Electric system(s) 25kV AC overhead
750V DC 3rd rail
Braking system(s) Air regenerative
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350120 passing Kingsthorpe, just north of Northampton station, on the 22 April 2007, with a Birmingham bound service

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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