British Rail Class 745
|British Rail Class 745 FLIRT|
Artist's impression of the Class 745
|Built at||Bussnang, Switzerland|
|Number under construction||20 units to be built|
752 seated (745/0)|
748 seated (745/1)
|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 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.
Ten 745/1s will replace the Class 379s on Stansted Express services from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport. The first 745s are due to enter service in late April 2019. All are scheduled to enter service in 2019.
|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.
- "Network Rail: Anglia Route Strategic Plan" (PDF). p. 43.
- East Anglia franchise agreement Department for Transport 23 August 2016 pages 177, 178
- "The New Face of Rail in Anglia" Modern Railways issue 818 November 2016 page 12
- Plans unveiled for new depot near Manningtree Great Anglia 13 February 2017
- "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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