British Rail Class 456

electric multiple-unit passenger train of the UK

The British Rail Class 456 electrical multiple units were passenger trains that were built by BREL at York Works from 1990-91. 24 two-car units were built as direct replacements for the elderly Class 416 2EPB units which operated on the Central Division of the Southern Region of British Rail. Units were delivered into traffic painted in Network SouthEast blue, red and white livery. These will be replaced by the new Bombardier Class 701 in 2021.

British Rail Class 456
Class 456 units at East Dulwich station.
In service1990 - 2021
Constructed1990 - 1991
Number built24 trainsets
Formation2 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers456001 - 456024
Operator(s)South West Trains
Maximum speed75 mph (121 km/h)
Weight72½ t
Braking system(s)Air (westcode)
Class 456 EMUs in Southern livery at London Victoria platforms 11 and 12.