British Rail Class 455 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 455
Refurbished South West Trains 455713 at Wimbledon. Note the differing profile of the third carriage.
|Number built||137 trainsets|
|Formation||4 cars per trainset|
|Operator(s)||South West Trains
|Maximum speed||75 mph (121 km/h)|
|Weight||DTSO - 29.5 tonnes|
|Braking system(s)||Air (Westcode)|
The British Rail Class 455 is a type of electric multiple unit drawing power from a 750 V DC third rail. Built by BREL at York works in the early and mid-1980s, they were initially categorised as Class 510 as the successor to the Class 508. They are used on suburban services in South London, by South West Trains and Southern.
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Network SouthEast Class 455/8 5856 approaching Waterloo
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