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British Rail Class 456
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Class 456 units at East Dulwich station.
In service 1990 - Current
Manufacturer BREL
Constructed 1990 - 1991
Refurbishment 2005
Number built 24 trainsets
Formation 2 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 456001 - 456024
Operator(s) South West Trains
Maximum speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight 72½ t
Braking system(s) Air (westcode)
British Rail Class 456 at Victoria
Class 456 EMUs in Southern livery at London Victoria platforms 11 and 12.

The British Rail Class 456 electrical multiple units were built by BREL at York Works from 1990-91. 24 two-car units were built as direct replacements for the elderly Class 416 2EPB units which operated on the Central Division of the Southern Region of British Rail. Units were delivered into traffic painted in Network SouthEast blue, red and white livery.

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