British Rail Class 390 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 390 "Pendolino"
|In service||23 July 2002 - Current|
|Manufacturer||Alstom, Washwood Heath
(Fiat tilting system)
|Number built||53 trainsets|
|Formation||9 cars per trainset|
|Fleet numbers||390001 - 390053|
|Capacity||145 first class seats
294 standard class seats
|Operator(s)||Avanti West Coast|
|Line(s) served||West Coast Main Line|
|Car body construction||Aluminium|
|Car length||24.1 m|
|Maximum speed||140 mph (225 km/h) [Design]
125 mph (200 km/h) [Service]
|Power output||5.1 MW|
|Electric system(s)||25 kV AC Overhead|
|Braking system(s)||Regenerative, Rheostatic, Disc|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in)|
The British Class 390 "Pendolino" electric multiple unit is a tilting train built by Fiat Ferroviaria using Fiat tilt systems. Fifty-three 9-car units were built for Virgin Trains from 2001 to 2004. These trains were the last to be assembled at Alstom's Washwood Heath plant, in Birmingham, before it closed in 2005.
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