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The Impressive Coupling And Uncoupling Of Class 395 Trains

Class 395 trains seem to be fairly unique amongst trains running on the UK network, in that they can couple and uncouple automatically.

Under Design in the Wikipedia entry for the seven-year-old Class 395 train, this is said.

Each 6-car unit can work in multiple with another, creating 12-car trains. Coupling is automated and is designed to take less than 60 seconds.

This YouTube video, which is entitled Javelin Coupling, shows two trains coupling automatically.

And this YouTube video is called 395022 and 395009 Divide and Depart at Ashford International.

It is all very impressive.

  • This is the gold standard, against which all train couplings and uncouplings should be judged.
  • There is no trackside intervention by any staff.
  • The trains have been doing this since 2009 in the UK.

I particularly liked how the doors appeared and faired around the coupling, as the first train in the second video drove away.

 

November 16, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | ,

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