Class 222

The Class 222 fleet is on lease to East Midlands Trains and are currently operational on the Midland Mainline.

They are part of Bombardier’s Class 22 X high speed diesel electric multiple unit range.  They offer a comfortable and relaxing passenger environment optimised for longer distance services with 125mph capability.

The fleet achieves consistent high reliability figures and unrivaled performance and is a class leading inter-city train fleet.

The vehicles can be formed in different unit configurations and lengths to suit particular operational needs.  Formations allow these units to be optimised for capacity and role.

The fleet is currently configured as:

• 6 x 7 car units
• 17 x 5 car units
• 4 x 4 car units


Features and Facts

manufacturer-01 Manufacturer: Bombardier
Entry into Service Entry into service: 2004-2005
Current fleet size-01 Fleet size: 143 vehicles
Unit Formation Unit formation: DMF-MS-MS-(MS)-(MS)-(MS)-DMS
unit seating capacity 4 car unit seating capacity: First Class: 33, Standard Class: 148, Tip up: 7
unit seating capacity 5 car unit seating capacity: First Class: 50, Standard Class: 192, Tip up: 10
unit seating capacity 7 car unit seating capacity: First Class: 106, Standard Class: 238, Tip up: 16
dimensions Dimensions of unit: 23m non driving vehicles, 23.85m driving vehicles
traction type Traction type: Diesel electric
Maximum speed-01 Maximum speed; 125mph
maximum acceleration Maximum acceleration: 0.80 ms-2
regen breaking Regenerative braking
Accessible Accessible: TSI PRM compliant
CET toilets CET toilets throughout: 2 x UAT
aircon Air conditioning
wifi WiFi
passenger information Passenger information system
cctv CCTV in all coaches
at seat power sockets At-seat power sockets
liuggage capacity Luggage stacks and overhead storage