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British Rail Class 460 "Juniper"
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460 007 at London Victoria
In service 2000
Manufacturer Alstom
Family name Juniper
Constructed 2000
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"
460002 at East Croydon
460002 passing East Croydon

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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