Class 755 'FLIRT' Profile and Models

Class 755 'FLIRT'

755327. Unknown location. October 2021. ©Steven's Transport Photos

The British Rail Class 755 is a class of bi-mode multiple unit train built by Stadler Rail for Greater Anglia. Part of the FLIRT modular train family, the trains first entered service on 29 July 2019 and are used on regional and local services throughout East Anglia. The Class 755 has three or four passenger vehicles, along with a separate power pack vehicle containing two or four Deutz V8 16 litre diesel engines and generators. The unusual layout for a British train allows a lower than normal floor level, enabling step free boarding at standard height platforms. As more units have gradually entered service, it has allowed Greater Anglia to withdraw all of their diesel multiple units in favour of the 755s. All 38 of the units have entered service. The plan was for the units to be assigned to Greater Anglia's more local and regional routes throughout Norfolk and Suffolk, which include the Wherry Lines (Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft) and the Bittern Line to Sheringham. The units would also be assigned to services on the Breckland Line and on the Ipswich–Ely line, as well as the Felixstowe and Sudbury branch lines.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Unit

Bi-Mode Multiple Unit


Stadler Rail Switzerland & Poland

Build Dates

2018 to 2020

Total Built

48 Sets
(14 x 3-car and 24 x 4-car)

Power Output

3,500 hp (Electric)
1,290 to 2,570 hp (Diesel)

Top Speed

100 mph

Passenger Capacity

144 seats + 23 'tip-up' (3-car)
202 seats + 27 'tip-up' (4-car)

Operated By

Greater Anglia

Main Duties

Local & Regional Passenger

In Service Until


Surviving Examples

All in Service


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