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British Rail Class 402
In service 1939-1971
Manufacturer Eastleigh Works, frames from Lancing
Number built 100
Formation DMBS-DTCK
Operator(s) Southern Railway and
British Railways
Maximum speed 75mph 121km/h
Weight Total - 76 tons
Prime mover(s) 2 x 275 hp traction motors
total 550 hp (410 kW)
Braking system(s) Air

The Southern Railway (SR) gave the designation 2Hal to the electric multiple units built during the late 1930s to work long-distance semi-fast services on the newly electrified lines from London to Maidstone and Gillingham (Kent). This type of unit survived long enough in British Rail ownership to be allocated TOPS Class 402.

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