British Rail Class 745
|British Rail Class 745 FLIRT|
Class 745 at the Velim railway test circuit in October 2018
|Built at||Bussnang, Switzerland|
|Entered service||2019- (Scheduled)|
|Number under construction||20|
|Capacity||757 seated (745/0)|
767 seated (745/1)
|Depot(s)||Norwich Crown Point|
|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 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
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.
All will be maintained at Norwich Crown Point.
|Class||Operator||No. Built||Year Built||Cars per Set||Unit nos.||Notes|
- Class 755 - A similar class of bi mode multiple units also being built by Stadler Rail for Greater Anglia.
- Stadler signs largest UK order with Abellio East Anglia and Rock Rail Stadler Rail 5 October 2016
- Stadler and Bombardier to supply trains for Abellio East Anglia franchise Railway Gazette International 10 August 2016
- Clinnick, Richard (6 June 2017). "Greater Anglia unveils interior plans for new trains". Rail Magazine. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Greater Anglia unveils the future with Stadler mock-up". Rail News. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- First new Stansted Express trainset delivered Railway Gazette International 28 February 2019
- "UK Flirt (Class 745 & Class 755) - Project at an Advanced Stage of Development TSI CCS 2016/919/EU" (PDF). gov.uk. Department of Transport. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
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