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Weight And Configuration Of A Class 717 Train

I walked the length of a Class 717 train and noted the various plates.

The formation was as follows.

  • DMOSB – Weight – 38.8 tonnes – Seats – 52
  • TOS – Weight – 28.8 tonnes – Seats – 68
  • TOS(L)W – Weight – 28.7 tonnes – Seats – 61
  • MOS – Weight – 35.5 tonnes – Seats – 68
  • PTOSB – Weight – 33.9 tonnes – Seats – 61
  • DMOSB – Weight – 38.8 tonnes – Seats – 52

Totalling these up and adding other details gives.

  • Length – 121.674 metres
  • Width 2.80 metres
  • Speed – 85 mph
  • Seats – 362
  • Weight – 204.5 tonnes

This article on Rail Magazine has this paragraph.

Each ‘717’ has capacity for 943 passengers, for which there are 362 seats (including 64 priority seats and 15 tip-ups).

Assuming  that each passenger weight 80 Kg with bags and buggies, this gives the following.

  • A passenger weight of 75.4 tonnes.
  • A train weight of 280 tonnes.
  • At a speed of 85 mph the kinetic energy of the train will be 56.15 kWh

This figure would probably mean that batteries could be fitted to these trains to handle regenerative braking.

 

January 30, 2019 - Posted by | Transport |

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