British Rail Class 390

type of electric high-speed train

The British Class 390 "Pendolino" electric multiple unit is a tilting train built by Fiat Ferroviaria using Fiat tilt systems. Fifty-three 9-car units were built for Virgin Trains from 2001 to 2004. These trains were the last to be assembled at Alstom's Washwood Heath plant, in Birmingham, before it closed in 2005.

British Rail Class 390 "Pendolino"
Class 390 no. 390029 "City of Stoke-on-Trent" at Birmingham New Street on 24 September 2003 with a service to Wolverhampton. These units now work the majority of Avanti West Coast services.
In service23 July 2002 - Current
ManufacturerAlstom, Washwood Heath
(Fiat tilting system)
Family namePendolino
Number built53 trainsets
Formation9 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers390001 - 390053
Capacity145 first class seats
294 standard class seats
Operator(s)Avanti West Coast, Formerly : Virgin
Line(s) servedWest Coast Main Line
Car body constructionAluminium
Car length24.1 m
Width2.9 m
Height2.73 m
Maximum speed140 mph (225 km/h) [Design]
125 mph (200 km/h) [Service]
Weight466 t
Power output5.1 MW
Electric system(s)25 kV AC Overhead
Braking system(s)Regenerative, Rheostatic, Disc
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)