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British Rail Class 395

British Rail Class 395
395008 at Ebbsfleet International in 2009
Train information
NameBritish Rail Class 395
In serviceJune 2009
Family nameA-train
Constructed2007 2009
Number built29 trainsets
Formation6 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers395001 395029
Capacity340 seats + 12 tip up
Lines servedHigh Speed 1
Car body constructionAluminium
Train length121.760 m
Car length20.880 m
Width2.810 m
DoorsSingle-leaf sliding
Maximum speedHigh Speed 1: 225 km/h (139.8 mph)
Network Rail: 100 mph (160.9 km/h)
Weight275.2 t (442.9 km/h)
Traction systemHitachi asynchronous of 210 kW (338 hp)
Electric system  overhead
750 V DC Third rail
UIC classification2′2′+Bo′Bo′+Bo′Bo′+Bo′Bo′+Bo′Bo′+2′2′
Braking systemDisc, rheostatic and capability for regenerative braking
Safety systemTVM430 (on High Speed 1)
AWS, TPWS (Network Rail lines) 
KVB system is used at St Pancras station
Coupling systemScharfenberg
Multiple workingWithin class only

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British Rail Class 395 is a dual-voltage electric multiple unit (EMU) used by train operating company Southeastern for its services along High Speed 1 and onwards to the Kent coast. The trains were built in Japan by Hitachi and shipped to the United Kingdom to operate new high speed domestic services. The trains are among the fastest operating domestic service trains in the United Kingdom, capable of running at a maximum speed of 140 mph (225.3 km/h).

"British Rail Class 395" is the Total Operations Processing System (TOPS) classification allocated to the EMU.

During the 2012 Summer Olympics, Class 395 trains will be used to provide the Javelin shuttle service for visitors to the Olympic Games' main venue in Stratford and so the name Javelin has become a common nickname.

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