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Introduction

British Rail Class 801 electric multiple units (EMUs) are manufactured by Hitachi and built at
Hitachi Kasado (pre-production, Japan) and fitted out at Hitachi Newton Aycliffe (UK production).

They are designed to replace InterCity 225 (Class 91) trains and operated by London North Eastern Railway serving stations on the East Coast Main Line

Class 801 units referred to by the family name A-Train, LNER will call them Azumas.


Specifications

Car body construction is aluminium

Maximum speed is 125 mph (200 km/h) and (140 mph, 225 km/h with minor modifications)

Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead lines; Current collection method Pantograph; Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS, ETCS

The British Rail Class 801 is the electric multiple unit (EMU) variant of the Hitachi Super Express, based on the Hitachi A-train, high-speed trains to be used in the United Kingdom. They were built by Hitachi from 2017 at Hitachi's purpose built facility at Newton Aycliffe, alongside the related electro-diesel Class 800. The Class 801's are planned for introduction on the London-Leeds route from 2019.

The train is part of the Hitachi AT300 product family. Just like their Class 800s, London North Eastern Railway have branded their Class 801s as Azumas.


As part of the UK Government's Intercity Express Programme, the Class 801 units were to be replacements for the InterCity 125 and InterCity 225 trains which should have finished operating services on the Great Western Main Line (GWML) and the East Coast Main Line (ECML) by the end of 2019. The Class 801 units were designed as electric multiple units, with one diesel engine fitted to each set for emergency use. In the 5-car sets,the single diesel engine is located in car 4. In the 9-car sets, the diesel engine is located in car 8. According to LNER, the Azuma fleet will not only increase capacity but also improve reliability and resilience, especially at times of disruption, since even the Class 801 EMUs are fitted with a single diesel powerpack.


Class 801 (sub-class 801/1) sets featured: 801101 801103

Class 801 electric multiple units

Class 801 electric multiple units

LNER AZUMA Class 800 (sub-class 801/1) 5-car 801101, test run through York station (August 2019)

 

Class 801 electric multiple units

LNER AZUMA Class 800 (sub-class 801/1) 5-car 801103 Test run, York station (August 2019)

 

Class 801 electric multiple units

The pantograph current collection system on Class 801 EMUs


More information on Class 801

Class 801 fleet details

Sub-Class Operator No. Built Year built Cars per Set Unit nos.
Class 801/1 London North Eastern Railway 12 2017- 5 801101 to 801112
Class 801/2 30 2017- 9 801201 to 801230

 

 


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