Class 802

The Class 802 fleet is leased to Great Western Railway.

They are part of the AT300 fleet built by Hitachi in their Pistoia factory in Italy.

They have been designed to meet the operations on the West of England route and they will be used on services out of Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance.

The Class 802 is almost identical to the Class 800, the differences are that Class 802s have a higher rated engine output to tackle the gradients through Devon and Cornwall, and a superior diesel range to provide the IET experience to the wider Greater Western Network, they also have a larger brake resistor which reduces brake pad usage and requires less maintenance.

The first class has catering provision.

The fleet is currently configured as:

  • 22 x 5 car units
  • 14 x 9 car units

These trains will be maintained by Hitachi under a Train Services Agreement out of their North Pole and Stoke Gifford Depots.


Features and Facts

manufacturer-01 Manufacturer: Hitachi
Entry into Service Entry into service: 2018-2019
Current fleet size-01 Fleet size: 236 vehicles
Unit Formation 5 car unit formation: DPTS-MS-MS-MC-DPTF
Unit Formation 9 car unit formation: DPTS-MS-MS-TS-MS-TS-MS-MF-DPTF
unit seating capacity 5 car unit seating capacity: First Class: 36, Standard Class: 290
unit seating capacity 9 car unit seating capacity: First Class: 71, Standard Class: 576
dimensions Dimensions of unit: DPTS & DPTF: 25.7m, MS-TS-MF: 26m
traction type Traction type: Bi-mode diesel, electric 25kV Overhead
Maximum speed-01 Maximum speed: 125mph electric, 110mph diesel
maximum acceleration Maximum acceleration: Maximum Speed (mph), 125 mph (electric)
regen breaking Regenerative braking
Accessible Accessible: TSI PRM compliant
CET toilets CET toilets: 2 x UAT
aircon Air conditioning
wifi WiFi
passenger information Passenger information system
Energy metering Energy metering
cctv CCTV
at seat power sockets At-seat power sockets
liuggage capacity Luggage stacks and overhead storage
Bicycle storage Bicycle storage