British Rail Class 455

an electric multiple-unit passenger train built by BREL York between 1982 and 1985

The British Rail Class 455 is a type of electric multiple unit drawing power from a 750 V DC third rail. Built by BREL at York works in the early and mid-1980s, they were initially categorised as Class 510 as the successor to the Class 508. They were used on suburban services in South London, by South West Trains and Southern. Southern does not have 455s anymore.

British Rail Class 455
Refurbished South West Trains 455713 at Wimbledon. Note the differing profile of the third carriage.
In service1983 - present
Family nameMark 3
Number built137 trainsets
Formation4 cars per trainset
Operator(s)South West Trains
Maximum speed75 mph (121 km/h)
WeightDTSO - 29.5 tonnes
Braking system(s)Air (Westcode)
455842 at Beckenham Junction.
455706 at London Waterloo on 21st August 2007