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British Rail Class 507
507001 Hunts Cross.jpg
Pioneer set no. 507001 at Hunts Cross illustrated in the new post-refurbishment Merseyrail livery.
In service 1978 - Current
Manufacturer BREL York
Refurbishment 32 Merseyrail sets 2002-2005
BRML Eastleigh
Number built 33 trainsets
Formation 3 cars per trainset
Capacity 192 seats (refurbished)
232 seats (unrefurbished)
Operator(s) Merseyrail
Car length 19.80 m
Width 3.58 m
Height 2.82 m
Maximum speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight 104.5 t
Power output 656 kW
Electric system(s) 750 V DC 3rd rail
Track gauge 1,435 mm

British Rail Class 507 electric multiple units were built by BREL at York works from 1978 to 1979. They were the third variety of British Rail's then-standard 1972 design for suburban EMUs, which eventually encompassed 755 vehicles and five Classes (Class 313/314/315/507/508). The 507s were the first variant to be 750V DC third rail only. They have worked on the Merseyrail network from new, and continue to do so, now refurbished by Alstom's Eastleigh Works.

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