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Alstom Coradia
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The Coradia 1000 Adelante (seen here at Moreton-in-Marsh) is a type of British diesel multiple high-speed train built by Alstom.
Manufacturer Alstom
Formation Coradia
Operator(s) Hull Trains and others
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

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.

Coradia 1000

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.

Coradia Juniper

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 Newport railway station MMB 12 175011.jpg 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 180110 at Bath Spa.JPG Great Western Railway,
Grand Central Railway,
Hull Trains
2000-2001 14 5 no Diesel
334 334038 sits at Edinburgh Waverley, 05 April 2013.JPG Abellio ScotRail 1999-2002 40 3 no Pantagraph
458 Au Morandarte Flickr DSC03385 (14437196833).jpg South West Trains 1998-2002 30 4 or 5 no contact shoe
460 Unit 460008 at East Croydon.JPG South West Trains 2000-2001 8 8 no contact shoe

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