The Anonymous Widower

A New Stansted Express Train At Liverpool Street Station

I took these pictures yesterday of a new Stansted Express train at Liverpool Street station.

Note that it is numbered 106 on the front. The leading one indicates a Class 745/1 train or one for use on Stansted Express.

The Class 745 train data sheet is now on the Stadler web site, which gives a lot of interesting data.

For instance, it gives the train’s mean acceleration between 0 and 40 mph as 0.9 m/s².

This compares with the following.

The maximum acceleration for a Hitachi AT-300 train given on this page of their web site as 0.75 m/s².

The acceleration of a Class 345 train is given as up to 1 m/s².

Eversholt give the acceleration of a Class 321 Renatus as 0.6 ms².

It looks to me that Class 745 trains have a quick getaway, but not as quick as the Crossrail trains.

But they do appear to be faster off the mark than the Hitachi trains.


April 4, 2020 - Posted by | Transport | , ,


  1. Don’t you just love this barmy country? Zero to 40MPH at 0.9metres per second squared. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Comment by mauricegreed | April 4, 2020 | Reply

  2. My understanding is the safe acceleration/deceleration limit with standing passengers is around 1.4ms2 and that some of the deep tube underground trains can get close to that on that correct?

    Just for comparison, you understand

    Comment by MilesT | April 5, 2020 | Reply

    • Sorry, but I don’t know! I’ve heard from several people, that the Class 345 trains, with all their driven axles have such good acceleration and deceleration, that the drivers have to wait to be on the timetable written for the Class 315 trains.

      Comment by AnonW | April 5, 2020 | Reply

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