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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.


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