British Rail Class 745

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British Rail Class 745 FLIRT
Greater Anglia Stadler Flirt.png
Artist's impression of the Class 745
Manufacturer Stadler Rail
Built at Bussnang, Switzerland
Family name FLIRT
Constructed 2018-
Entered service 2019-
Number under construction 20 units to be built
Formation 12 carriages
Capacity 752 seated (745/0)
748 seated (745/1)
Operator(s) Greater Anglia
Depot(s) Norwich Crown Point and Brantham
Maximum speed 100 mph (160 km/h)
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC (OHLE)
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The British Rail Class 745[1] is a class of electric multiple unit being built by Stadler Rail for Greater Anglia. They are part of the FLIRT modular train family.[2]


In August 2016, Abellio Greater Anglia was awarded the East Anglia franchise with a commitment to replace all of the existing fleet. As part of this an order was placed with Stadler Rail for twenty 12-carriage electric multiple unit Stadler FLIRTs. Ten 745/0s will replace the Class 90 locomotives, Mark 3 carriages and Driving Van Trailers on London Liverpool Street to Norwich services.

Ten 745/1s will replace the Class 379s on Stansted Express services from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport.[3][2][4][5] The first 745s are due to enter service in late April 2019.[6] All are scheduled to enter service in 2019.[7][8]

All will be maintained at Norwich Crown Point and Brantham TMD.[9]

Fleet details[edit]

Class Operator No. Built Year Built Cars per Set Unit nos. Notes
745/0 Greater Anglia 10 2018- 12 745001–745010 Intercity[10]
745/1 10 745101–745110 Airport Express[10]
Diagram for the Class 745/0 based on the concept art

See also[edit]

  • Class 755 - A similar class of bi mode multiple units also being built by Stadler Rail for Greater Anglia.


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  2. ^ a b Stadler signs largest UK order with Abellio East Anglia and Rock Rail Stadler Rail 5 October 2016
  3. ^ Stadler and Bombardier to supply trains for Abellio East Anglia franchise Railway Gazette International 10 August 2016
  4. ^ Clinnick, Richard (6 June 2017). "Greater Anglia unveils interior plans for new trains". Rail Magazine. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Greater Anglia unveils the future with Stadler mock-up". Rail News. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Network Rail: Anglia Route Strategic Plan" (PDF). p. 43. 
  7. ^ East Anglia franchise agreement Department for Transport 23 August 2016 pages 177, 178
  8. ^ "The New Face of Rail in Anglia" Modern Railways issue 818 November 2016 page 12
  9. ^ Plans unveiled for new depot near Manningtree Great Anglia 13 February 2017
  10. ^ a b "UK Flirt (Class 745 & Class 755) - Project at an Advanced Stage of Development TSI CCS 2016/919/EU" (PDF). Department of Transport. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.