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Sprinter (train)
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In service 1984-present
Family name Sprinter
Number built 556 trainsets
Maximum speed 75 mph (121 km/h) (Class 150, 153, 155, 156)
90 mph (140 km/h) (Class 158, 159)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge (UK trains)
1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge (Thailand trains)

The Sprinter is a family of diesel multiple unit trains in use on the UK railway system. They were built in the 1980s and early 1990s by BREL, Metro Cammell and Leyland. All are based around a Cummins engine with Voith hydraulic transmission. Sprinters can be seen operating in almost every part of the UK, from rural branch lines to commuter expresses into major cities.

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