British Rail Class 507 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 507
Pioneer set no. 507001 at Hunts Cross illustrated in the new post-refurbishment Merseyrail livery.
|In service||1978 - Current|
|Refurbishment||32 Merseyrail sets 2002-2005
|Number built||33 trainsets|
|Formation||3 cars per trainset|
|Capacity||192 seats (refurbished)
232 seats (unrefurbished)
|Car length||19.80 m|
|Maximum speed||75 mph (121 km/h)|
|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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