Hornby Model Railways Hitachi Class 395 Standard Open model R4453



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Offering for sale a brand new and boxed example of a Hornby Model Railways Hitachi Class 395 standard open coach 39035 model reference number R4453.

The Class 395 is a dual-voltage electric multiple unit (EMU) built for high-speed commuter services on High Speed 1 and elsewhere on the Integrated Kent Franchise. The 6-car trains were built in Japan by Hitachi and operate at a maximum speed of 140 mph (225 km/h) under 25kV AC overhead electrification on High Speed 1, and 100 mph (161 km/h) on 750 V DC third rail supply on conventional lines.

The use of the high-speed trains as part of the transport infrastructure for the Olympic Park formed part of the original bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.The service was named the Olympic Javelin Shuttle, and the name Javelin has become a common name for the trains.The Olympic services began 28 July 2012.

The introduction of the trains was generally successful, with good reliability and passenger satisfaction figures: the new high-speed services also caused an increase in passenger numbers above that already being experienced on the Kent network!


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