Class 455

The Class 455 fleet is leased to Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

These form the core of GTR’s inner suburban services on Southern – for which their high capacity is ideal.

The fleet is currently configured as 46 x 4 car units.

Features and Facts

Manufacturer: BREL
Entry into service: 1983
Fleet size: 184 vehicles
Unit formation: DTS-MS-TS-DTS
Unit seating capacity: Standard class: 307, Tip up: 3
Dimensions of unit: DTS: 20.25m, MS/TS: 20.34m
Traction type: electric 750V DC third rail
Maximum speed: 75mph
Maximum acceleration: 0.58 ms-2
Accessible: TSI PRM compliant
Cab air conditioning
Passenger information system
Overhead luggage storage