The British Rail Class 411
(or 4 Cep
) electrical multiple units
were built at Eastleigh
works from 1956-63 for the newly electrified main lines in Kent
. These units were based on the earlier Southern Railway 4Cor
design, built in 1937.
A total of 133 units were built, as two different types. The majority of units were 'standard' passenger-only units, complemented by units containing a buffet car.
The standard units contained passenger seating only, and formed the backbone of the new fleet. 111 units were built in several batches, initially numbered in the range 7101-7211. Units 7101-7104 were the prototype
units, and were followed by 'Phase 1' units (7105-7153) and subsequently 'Phase 2' units (7154-7211).
Units were formed of two outer driving motors cars with 2nd class (later Standard Class) seating in open saloons, sandwiching two intermediate trailer cars - one a corridor second and the other a First/Second corridor composite.
4 Bep units
The 4 Bep
units were similar to the standard units, but contained a buffet car in place of the second class open trailer. 22 units were built, initially numbered in the range 7001-7022. The first two units (7001-7002) were prototypes, and were followed by 'Phase 1' units (7003-7012) and 'Phase 2' (7013-7022).
The 4 Bep fleet were classified as Class 410
by British Rail under the new computer numbering system introduced in 1968.
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