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British Rail Class 375 "Electrostar"
375609 at London Victoria.jpg
375609 at London Victoria
In service 2001 - Current
Manufacturer ADtranz Derby (now Bombardier)
Family name Electrostar
Number built 140 trainsets
Formation 3 cars per trainset (375/3 only)
4 cars per trainset (others)
Operator Southeastern
Car length 67feet (20.4m)
Width 2.80m
Height 3.78m
Maximum speed 100 mph (161 km/h)
Weight 133.1 t (375/3 only)
173.6 t (others)
Power output 1.0 MW (375/3 only)
1.5 MW (others)
Voltage 750 V DC 3rd rail
25 kV AC Overhead (375/6 only)
Gauge 1,435 mm

The British Rail Class 375 Electrostar electric multiple unit train was built by Bombardier Transportation (previously ADtranz) at their Derby Works, from 1999 to 2005. The Electrostar family, which also includes Classes 357, 376, 377 and 378, is the most numerous type of EMU introduced since the privatisation of British Rail.

Hastings line train interior
Interior of Electrostar running on Hastings line, showing Southeastern livery.

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