British Rail Class 180

Diesel Hydraulic Multiple Unit Train.

The British Rail Class 180 Adelante is a class of 14 diesel-hydraulic multiple-unit passenger trains built by Alstom at Washwood Heath in 2000/01 for First Great Western (FGW). They are part of the Coradia 1000 family, along with the Class 175. After recurring technical problems with the trains, FGW handed them all back to leasing company Angel Trains in 2008/09. After a period in store, they were leased to Hull Trains and Grand Central, while the remaining five units returned to service with FGW. The latter five have since moved to Grand Central, whilst the four Hull Trains units have been transferred to East Midlands Railway.

British Rail Class 180 "Adelante"
Class 180, no. 180114 at Cheltenham Spa on 31 March 2004
In serviceDecember 2001 - present
Family nameCoradia
Number built14 trainsets
Formation5 cars per trainset
Operator(s)East Midlands Railway
Grand Central
Maximum speed125 mph (201 km/h)
Prime mover(s)Cummins QSK19
Braking system(s)Air/Hydrodynamic
Safety system(s)AWS, TPWS
Coupling systemScharfenberg
A Class 180 unit at Radley, showing its roof
180110, at Bath Spa, on its way to London Paddington in First livery
Original First Great Western standard class interior of a Class 180.
Adelante at Royal Oak