British Rail Class 387

class of British ‘Electrostar’ electric multiple units

The British Rail Class 387 is a type of electric multiple unit passenger train. It was made for Great Western Railway The train was built by Bombardier Transportation. A total of 107 units were made. The first train began being used in December 2014. The trains are currently used by Great Western Railway, Govia Thameslink Railway, and Heathrow Express. The Class 387 is a version of the Class 379 Bombardier ElectrostarThe Class 387 has dual-voltage capability. This lets the trains run on 750 V DC third rail as well as use 25 kV AC OLE). The class were the last rolling stock ordered of the Bombardier Electrostar family. [1] As of 2023 107 units were built

British Rail Class 387
Great Western Railway Class 387 units at Reading
The interior of a GWR Class 387 unit
In service8 December 2014 – present
ManufacturerBombardier Transportation
Built atDerby Litchurch Lane Works
Family nameElectrostar
Number built107
  • 4 cars per unit:
Car length20.39 metres (66 ft 11 in)
Width2.80 metres (9 ft 2 in)
Height3.77 metres (12 ft 4 in)
Maximum speed110 mph (177 km/h)
Traction systemIGBT-VVVF (Bombardier MITRAC DR1000)
Power output1.68 MW (2,250 hp)
Electric system(s)
Current collection method
UIC classification2′Bo′+2′Bo′+2′2′+Bo′2′
Safety system(s)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

References change

  1. "Last-ever Electrostar finished in Derby as 18 years of production come to an end". Retrieved 2021-01-01.