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British Rail Class 317

British Rail Class 317
A newly repainted National Express East Anglia Class 317/5 No. 317505 at London Liverpool Street
NameBritish Rail Class 317
Imagesize300px
CaptionA newly repainted National Express East Anglia Class 317/5 No. 317505 at London Liverpool Street
Interiorimage317502 M DTSO Interior Refresh.JPG
Imagesize300px
InteriorcaptionThe refreshed interior of a Class 317/5 EMU
Background#4870B5
ManufacturerBREL York
OperatorFirst Capital Connect
National Express East Anglia (including Stansted Express)
FamilyBR Second Generation (Mark 3)
Formation4 cars per trainset
Numberbuilt72 trainsets
Yearconstruction1981 - 1982
1985 - 1987
Service1981 - current
Refurbishment1998 - 2000
Railcare Wolverton
(317/6 and 317/7 only)
Weight137.3 t (137300 kg) (317/1, 317/2, 317/7)
138.18 t (138180 kg) (317/6 only)
Carlength19.83 m (19830 ftin)
Width3.70 m (3700 ftin)
Height2.82 m (2820 ftin)
Maxspeed100 mph (44.7 m/s)
Poweroutput746 kW (746000 ftin)
Gaugesgal=onallk=on
Electricsystem25 kV AC Overhead
BrakesAir (Westinghouse)

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The British Rail Class 317 alternating current electric multiple units (EMUs) were built by BREL York in two batches, from 1981-82 and 1985-87. They were the first of several classes of British Rail EMU to be based on the all-steel Mark 3 bodyshell, departing from the "PEP"-aluminium design which had spawned the earlier Class 313 to Class 315. The Mark 3 bodyshell was also the basis of Class 318, Class 455, and the diesel Class 150.

British Rail Class 317 Video

Trainspotting at St. Margarets on the 25th July 2008. Also included is Hertford East station, the end of the branch line.
6.05 min. | 4.68 user rating
Network SouthEast Class 317 on Railworks. Available for free at UKTrainsim - link below: http://uktrainsim.com/filelib-info.php?form_fileid=23548.
2.67 min. | 4.6 user rating
Here is a Class 317/6 filmed on the 17/09/2008 departing Cambridge for London Liverpool Street.
1.07 min. | 0 user rating
Here is a Class 317 double-set departing Cambridge for London Liverpool Street operated by National Express East Anglia (NXEA) still in the former, but modif...
1.08 min. | 0 user rating
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1.23 min. | 4.33 user rating
Class 315 mania with a Class 317 mixed in at Bethnal Green.
3.17 min. | 5.0 user rating
A walk up the old trackbed of the GER branch that ran from St. Margarets to Buntingford via Widford, Hadham and Braughing. This video shows what has become o...
7.88 min. | 4.33 user rating
Class 121 Bubble Cars working the Marks Tey to Sudbury line in March 1998. A look at the GE Mainline sees class 317 standing in on Anglia Railways boat train...
2.68 min. | 5.0 user rating
This video was filmed up between Yaxley and Farcet just south from Peterborough. The trains filmed here are the Class 91 National Express East Coast (NXEC) I...
6.32 min. | 0 user rating
Class 317s 507 and 509 seen in double formation at St. Margarets station on the Hertford East branch line in July 2006.
1.60 min. | 5.0 user rating

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National Express East Anglia : West Anglia
Class Operator No. Built Year Built Cars per Set Unit nos. Notes
Class 317/1 First Capital Connect 12 1981-82 4 317337 - 317348
Class 317/5 National Express East Anglia 15 317501 - 317515 Originally classed as 317/1
Class 317/6 24 1985-87 317649 - 317672 Originally classed as 317/2
Class 317/7 9 1981-82 317708 - 317710, 317714, 317719, 317722 - 317723, 317729, 317732 Originally classed as 317/1
Class 317/8 12 317881 - 317892 Originally classed as 317/1

BREL Mark 3-derived family

Diesel:Class 150 * Class 154 * Class 210 * 450 Class (NIR)
Electric:Class 317 * Class 318 * Class 319 * Class 320 * Class 321 * Class 322 * Class 455 * Class 456
Electric (23 m):Class 442



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