British Rail Class 390 facts for kids
|British Rail Class 390 "Pendolino"|
Class 390 no. 390029 "City of Stoke-on-Trent" at Birmingham New Street on 24 September 2003 with a service to Wolverhampton. These units now work the majority of Virgin West Coast services.
|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
|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|
|Voltage||25 kV AC Overhead|
|Braking system(s)||Regenerative, Rheostatic, Disc|
|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 utilising 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 its closure in 2005.
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390001 at Milton Keynes Central in April 2011
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