British Rail Class 804

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British Rail Class 804 Super Express
ManufacturerHitachi
Family nameA-Train
Replaced
Entered service2022 (planned)
Number under construction33 × 5-car sets
Fleet numbers804001–033
Operator(s)East Midlands Railway
Line(s) servedMidland Main Line
Specifications
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The Class 804 is a class of bi-mode multiple unit which will be built for East Midlands Railway by Japanese rolling stock manufacturer Hitachi.[1] Based on the high speed A-train platform, a total of 33 five car units are to be built, with these planned to replace Class 43 and Class 222 stock.

History[edit]

In August 2019, Abellio, the new operators of the East Midlands rail franchise, placed an order for 33 five car bi-mode units which will be deployed on services on the Midland Main Line. The Class 804 fleet is currently planned to enter service in 2022.[2]

Hitachi have described the upcoming Class 804s as an "evolution" of the existing similar Class 802 trains. However, the 804s will feature a revised nose profile, with facelifted end headlight clusters, giving the units a slightly different appearance.[3] Additionally, there will be four diesel engines per five-carriage train (versus three on the 800s and 802s), and the 804 carriages will be 2 metres (6.6 ft) shorter due to platform length constraints at EMR's St Pancras International terminus in London.[3]

Fleet details[edit]

Class Operator No. built Year built Cars per set Unit nos.
Class 804 East Midlands Railway 33 TBC 5 804001–033

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abellio invests £400 million in new Hitachi trains for East Midlands Railway". Global Railway Review. Global Railway Review. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ Clinnick, Richards. "Hitachi wins £400 million deal for East Midlands Railway bi-mode fleet". RAIL Magazine. RAIL Magazine. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Abellio orders East Midlands inter-city fleet". Railway Gazette International.