Coradia (train) facts for kids
The Coradia 1000 Adelante (seen here at Moreton-in-Marsh) is a type of British diesel multiple high-speed train built by Alstom.
|Operator||Hull Trains and others|
|Maximum speed||160 km/h (99 mph)|
|Gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in)|
The Alstom Coradia family range of Inter-city trains and regional trains includes multiple unit diesel (DMU) or electric (EMU) as well as double-decker trains that can carry up to 900 passengers. There are a number of variants of this series, used in several countries.
The first British units entered service in 2001. The family is represented by two sub-families. The diesel-powered Coradia 1000 family consists of Class 175 (27 units), a unit currently operating in Wales, and Class 180 Adelante, (14 units), a 125 mph (201 km/h) high-speed train used by Grand Central, Great Western Railway and Hull Trains.
The electric Coradia Juniper family now consists of the Class 334 (used for Glasgow commuter services, 40 units), the Class 458 (used on routes from London Waterloo to Reading, 30 units), but formerly included the Class 460 (originally used for Gatwick Express airport services, but fully incorporated into the 458 fleet by early 2016).
|Class||Image||Operator||Introduced||Number||Carriages||End Gangways||Engine Type||Notes|
|British Rail Class 175||Arriva Trains Wales||1999-2001||27||2 or 3||no||Diesel||The end two cars are labled A and C irespective of there being a coach B im the middle.|
|British Rail Class 180||Great Western Railway,
Grand Central Railway,
|458||South West Trains||1998-2002||30||4 or 5||no||contact shoe|
|460||South West Trains||2000-2001||8||8||no||contact shoe|
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