British Rail Class 395 facts for kids

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British Rail Class 395
In service December 2009
Manufacturer Hitachi Europe
Family name A-Train
Constructed 2007 - 2010
Number built 29 trainsets (4 built, 25 under construction/planned)
Formation 6 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 395001 - 395029
Capacity 354 seats
Operator Southeastern
Maximum speed High Speed 1: 225 km/h (140 mph)
Network Rail: 161 km/h (100 mph)
Voltage Dual-voltage (25 kV AC and 750 V DC)
Gauge 1,435 mm
Unit 395008 at Ebbsfleet International
Class 395 Javelin
Class 395 395002 interior AB1
Class 395 interior
The Class 395 resembles the Japanese 885 Series narrow-gauge EMU also built by Hitachi

Class 395 is the designation of new dual-voltage EMUs being built to operate new high speed domestic services on the High Speed 1 railway line in the United Kingdom. The trains will be the fastest operating domestic service trains in Britain, running at a maximum speed of 225 kilometres per hour (140 mph) when they are introduced by operator Southeastern in 2009.

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