Class 331

The Class 331 units are an EMU fleet built by CAF, based on their Civity platform, in their factory in Zaragoza, Spain.

They will be used on the Northern Connect service out of Manchester Airport and Chester or Ellesmere.

The units have open gangways for improved passenger movement and security, high acceleration for improved journey times, air conditioning and WiFi throughout, they also have a seat reservation system with en-route update capability.

These trains will be maintained by Northern at Allerton Depot with support from CAF under a Technical Support and Spares Supply Agreement.

The fleet is currently configured as:

 

  • 12 x 4 car units
  • 31 x 3 car units

Acceleration

Features and Facts

manufacturer-01 Manufacturer: Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF)
Entry into Service Entry into service: 2019-2020
Current fleet size-01 Fleet size: 141 vehicles
Unit Formation Unit formation: DMSL-PTS-(TS)-DMS
unit seating capacity 4 car unit seating capacity: Standard Class: 260, Tip Up: 23
unit seating capacity 3 car seating capacity: Standard Class: 184, Tip Up: 19
dimensions Dimensions of unit: DMSL & DMS: 24.03m, PTS & TS: 23.35m
traction type Traction type: electric 25kV Overhead
Maximum speed-01 Maximum speed: 100mph
maximum acceleration Maximum acceleration: 1.3 ms-2
regen breaking Regenerative braking
Accessible Accessible
CET toilets CET toilets
aircon Air conditioning
wifi WiFi
passenger information Passenger information system
cctv CCTV
at seat power sockets At-seat power sockets
liuggage capacity Luggage storage
Bicycle storage Bicycle storage