British Rail Class 755

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British Rail Class 755 FLIRT
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British Rail Class 755 train at InnoTrans 2018 fair in Berlin, Germany
ManufacturerStadler Rail
Built atBussnang, Switzerland
Family nameFLIRT
Replaced
Entered serviceScheduled May 2019[1]
Number under construction38 units to be built
Formation14 x 3 cars
24 x 4 cars
Capacity167 seated (755/3)
229 seated (755/4)
Operator(s)Greater Anglia
Depot(s)Norwich Crown Point
Specifications
Train length3 car - 60.5m
4 car - 80.7m
Car lengthPower pack - 6.69m
WidthCar - 2.72m
Power pack - 2.815m
Floor height0.96m
Maximum speed100 mph (160 km/h)
Power output3 car - 2,600 kW Electric
3 car - 960 kW Diesel
4 car - 2,600 kW Electric
4 car - 1,920 kW Diesel
AccelerationElectric 3 car 1.3m/s2
Electric 4 car 1.1m/s2
Diesel 3 car 0.7m/s2
Diesel 4 car 0.9m/s2
Electric system(s)25 kV AC (OHLE)
Current collection methodPantograph
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The British Rail Class 755[2] is a class of Bi-Mode Multiple Unit being built by Stadler Rail for Greater Anglia. They are part of the FLIRT modular train family.[3]

History[edit]

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 38 Bi-Mode Multiple Unit Stadler Flirts. The order is composed of 14 three-car and 24 four-car sets and replace the Class 153, 156 and 170 fleets.[4][3][5][6]

The first unit arrived in the UK in November 2018,[7] and entry into service is planned to begin in mid-May 2019.[8][1] All are scheduled to enter service in 2019.[9][10] They will be maintained at Norwich Crown Point.

Fleet details[edit]

Class Operator No. Built Year Built Cars per Set Unit nos.
755/3 Greater Anglia 14 2018- 3 755325–755338
755/4 24 4 755401–755424
Diagram for the Class 755/3 based on concept art
Diagram for the Class 755/4 based on concept art


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "May introduction planned for Greater Anglia Class 755s".
  2. ^ RAILNEWS. "Greater Anglia unveils the future with Stadler mock-up | Railnews | Today's news for Tomorrow's railway". www.railnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  3. ^ a b Stadler signs largest UK order with Abellio East Anglia and Rock Rail Stadler Rail 5 October 2016
  4. ^ Stadler and Bombardier to supply trains for Abellio East Anglia franchise Railway Gazette International 10 August 2016
  5. ^ Clinnick, Richard (6 June 2017). "Greater Anglia unveils interior plans for new trains". Rail Magazine. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Greater Anglia unveils the future with Stadler mock-up". Rail News. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ Barrow, Keith (15 November 2018). "First Stadler Flirt UK for Greater Anglia arrives in Britain". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  8. ^ "May introduction planned for Greater Anglia Class 755s".
  9. ^ East Anglia franchise agreement Department for Transport 23 August 2016 pages 177, 178
  10. ^ "The New Face of Rail in Anglia" Modern Railways issue 818 November 2016 page 12