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The British Rail Class 156 "Super-Sprinter" is a diesel multiple unit (DMU). A hundred and fourteen of these units were built from 1987 to 1989 by Metro-Cammell (now owned by Alstom) at their Washwood Heath Works in Birmingham. They were built to replace elderly First Generation "Heritage" DMUs and locomotive-hauled passenger trains.

British Rail Class 156 "Super-Sprinter"
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Class 156 no. 156419 at Sudbury, newly repainted into the National Express East Anglia livery, with a service to Marks Tey
In service1987 - present
ManufacturerMetro-Cammell
Family nameSprinter
Number built114, from 1987 to 1989
Formation2 car
Operator(s)East Midlands Trains
First ScotRail
National Express East Anglia
Northern Rail
Specifications
Car length23m
Maximum speed75 mph
Prime mover(s)Cummins NT855-R5
Power output285 hp
Safety system(s)AWS, TPWS
Track gaugeStandard gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)