British Rail Class 377 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 377 "Electrostar"
Southern Class 377 at Worthing railway station
|In service||2002 - Current|
|Number built||154 trainsets (excluding 28 375/3 conversions)|
|Formation||3 cars per trainset (377/3 only)
4 cars per trainset (others)
|Car length||67 feet (20.4 m)|
|Width||9 feet (2.8 m)|
|Height||12½ feet (3.78 m)|
|Maximum speed||100 mph (161 km/h)|
|Weight||133.1 t (377/3 only)
173.6 t (others)
|Power output||2x373 = 746 kW kW (377/3 only)
3x373 = 1119 kW (others)
3x560 = 1680 kW (AC mode)
|Electric system(s)||750 V DC 3rd rail
25 kV AC Overhead (377/2 only)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm|
The Class 377 Electrostars are electric multiple units built by Bombardier Transportation (previously ADtranz) at their Derby Works, from 2001-present. The Electrostar family, which also includes Classes 357, 375 and 376, is the most numerous type of EMU built in the post-privatisation period of Britain's railways.
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