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Introduction

British Rail Class 800 units (electro-diesel) were manufacturer Hitachi and built at Hitachi Kasado (pre-production in Japan) and fitted out by Hitachi Newton Aycliffe (production). Class 800 are referred to by the family name A-Train. Class 180 are designed to replace Class 180, InterCity 125 Class 43) and InterCity 225 (Class 91).

Class 800 units were constructed from 2014 - 2018 and consist of 5-car and 9-car formations operated by Great Western Railway ((destinations to Bristol/Weston-Super-Mare and South Wales and the Cotswold Line) and the London North Eastern Railway (all destinations on East Coast Main Line.

Specification

Car body construction is aluminium

Maximum speed 125 mph (201 km/h) and 140 mph, 225 km/h using ETCS in cab signalling.

Traction system 120 kW (160 hp) per axle; Prime mover(s) MTU 12V 1600 R80L

Engine type V12 diesel - cylinder count 12; Power output 560 kW (750 hp) per engine

Acceleration 1.6 mph/s (2.6 km/(h⋅s)); 0.70 m/s/s)

Deceleration 2.3 mph/s (3.7 km/h/s)) in service, 2.7 mph/s (1.2 m/s/s) emergency

Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead lines; Current collection method Pantograph

Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS, ETCS, ATP (GWR Units)

The British Rail Class 800 is a type of bi-mode multiple unit designed and produced by Hitachi for use in the United Kingdom. Class 800 use electric motors for traction, but in addition to operating on track with overhead electric wires, Class 800 units also have diesel generators to enable them to operate on un-electrified track. They are very similar to the Class 802 units, which have uprated diesel engines and larger fuel tanks. Class 800 units first entered service on the Great Western Main Line in 2017, under the brand name "Intercity Express Train (IET)" and Class 800 units entered service on the East Coast Main Line later in 2019, under the brand name "Azuma."  Class 800 trains were being assembled at the Hitachi Newton Aycliffe facility, alongside the related Class 801 electric multiple unit, from bodyshells shipped from the Kasado plant in Japan; no body construction takes place in the UK.

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units Side view of cab of sub-class 800/2

Class 800 bi-mode trains featured:

Sub-Class 800/1 (9 cars): 800102 800103 800105 800106 800107 800108 800110 800112

Sub-Class 800/2 (5 cars): 800201


Class 800 sub-class 800/1 bi-mode unit 800107  Leeds station AZUMA LNER service to Kings Cross

Class 800 sub-class 800/1 bi-mode unit 800107 at Leeds station with an AZUMA LNER service to London Kings Cross (13/09/2019)

 

Class 800 bi-mode unit 800108 at Doncaster AZUMA LNER service to KX

Class 800 bi-mode unit 800108 (above) and Class 800 800102 (below) leaving Doncaster with AZUMA LNER services to KX (13/09/2019)

LNER AZUMA Class 800 bi-mode unit 800102 at Doncaster

 

Class 800 unit 800103 800 103

A Class 800 800103 AZUMA LNER train service from Leeds to KX leaving Doncaster (13/09/2019)

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Class 800 EMU 800105 AZUMA LNER service KX to Leeds

Class 800 800105 AZUMA LNER service from KX to Leeds entering Doncaster station (13/09/2019)

 

Above/below Class 800 bi-mode unit 800106 entering Doncaster station with an LNER KX-Leeds service (13/09/2019)

Class 800 bi-mode EMU 800106 entering Doncaster station

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 (sub-class 800/1) 800107 on a test run at York station (August 2019)

 

The interior of a Class 800 EMU coach

The interior of a Class 800 EMU coach

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 (sub-class 800/1) 800107 on a test run at York station (August 2019)

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 800112 with an LNER York to KX service (August 2019)

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 9-car 800108 non-stop for KX (Peterborough station July 2019)

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

The old (Class 91 91109) and the new (Class 800 800110) passing each other at Peterborough (July 2019)

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Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

above below Class 800 9-car 800110 with an LNER KX-Leeds service (Peterborough July 2019)

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 9-car 800107 on a test run at Leeds (March 2019)

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

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Night shot

Class 800 (sub-class 800/1) 800107

in the LNER AZUMA livery for the East Coast Mainline,

on a test run at Leeds Station (Nov. 2018)

 

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

above/below Class 800 800112 LNER service to KX (Grantham July 2019)

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Above/below Class 800 800108 LNER KX Leeds (Grantham station, July 2019)

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

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Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 (sub-class 800/2) 800201 in plain grey livery, in York on a test train from Doncaster/Newark Northgate (York November 2018)

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

A classic view Class 800 (sub-class 800/2 5-car unit) 800201 York (test run, Nov. 2018)

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

 

Class 800 sub-class 800/2 bi-mode unit 800201 LNER AZUMA livery Doncaster station

Class 800 (sub-class 800/2) bi-mode unit 800201 now in LNER AZUMA livery at Doncaster station on a training run (13/09/2019)

 

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 9-car 800112 (Peterborough July 2019)

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

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Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

Class 800 9-car unit 800102 leaving Peterborough for KX, London (July 2019)

Class 800 bi-mode multiple units

 


More information on Class 800

Class 800 fleet details

Sub-Class Operator No. built Year built Cars per set Unit nos.
Class 800/0 Great Western Railway 36 2014 to 2018 5 800001 to 800036
Class 800/1 London North Eastern Railway 13 9 800101 to 800113
Class 800/2 10 5 800201 to 800210
Class 800/3 Great Western Railway 21 9 800301 to 800321

 

Class 800 operators and depots

Great Western Railway GWR)

North Pole
Stoke Gifford
Maliphant

London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

Bounds Green
Doncaster Carr
Craigentinny

 

Great Western Railway's named Intercity Express Trains

 

Class 800 Unit number Name of Class 800
800003 Queen Elizabeth II / Queen Victoria (since de-named)
800004 Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch
800008 #trainbow
800009 Sir Gareth Edwards / John Charles
800010 Michael Bond / Paddington Bear
800014 Megan Lloyd George / Edith New
800019 Johnny Johnson / Joy Lofthouse
800020 Bob Woodward / Elizabeth Ralph
800023 Kathryn Osmond / Fleur Lombard
800026 Don Cameron
800306 Harold Day DSC / Allan Leonard Lewis VC (Armistice Centenary Commemoration train)

 


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Good trainspotting 'TRAINSPOTS' Good trainspotting and photographic locations  Barnetby Station, North Lincolnshire  *  Carlisle Station  *  Clapham Junction Station, London  *  Colton Junction, south of York  * Coventry Crewe Station  *  Doncaster Station, South Yorkshire  * Grantham * Hellifield station - Carlisle to Settle line * Lancaster station  * Newcastle Station  *  Northallerton Station  *  Nuneaton Station  *  Sheffield Station  *  Stratford Station, East London * Tamworth * Warrington Bank Quay station * Wigan North Western - WCML York Station

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