British Rail Class 460 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 460 "Juniper"
460 007 at London Victoria
|Number built||8 trainsets|
|Formation||8 cars per trainset|
|Fleet numbers||460001 - 460008|
|Operator(s)||Southern Gatwick Express|
|Maximum speed||100 mph (160 km/h)|
|Electric system(s)||750 V DC (3rd rail)|
|Track gauge||4' 8 1/2"|
The British Rail Class 460 (or 8Gat) electrical multiple units were built by Alstom at Washwood Heath from 2000-01. These units are part of Alstom's "Juniper" family of units, which also includes Classes 334 and 458. The eight Class 460 units are (up to 2009) the last to be classified under the TOPS "4XX" series for DC 3rd Rail EMUs on the Southern Region.
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A Class 458/5 which has been converted from a Class 460 at Clapham Junction
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