Locomotives / Train Sets

BR Class 385 EMU

Electric Locomotive

Series: "A-Train"

Entry Last Edited: 01/17/2024 | Content ©www.RailRoadJunction.net | The following text is exclusive to this site.
Specifications [+]
The Class 385 is a Hitachi of Japan design built for ScotRail between 2015 and 2019 with service entry had in 2018.
The Class 385 is an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter train primarily operated by Abelio ScotRail and ordered in April of 2015 as new electrical lines were added in the population-heavy center of Scotland (the "Central Belt"). The series is an original design (the "A-Train") by Japan-based Hitachi and was constructed from 2015 until 2019 at both the Kasado Works of Kudamatsu, Japan and Newton Aycliffe Manufacturing Facility in England. The type succeeded the Class 156, Class 158, Class 170, Class 314, and Class 365 units when introduced in July of 2018. A total of seventy were ultimately completed.

The train can reach speeds of 100 miles-per-hour (161 kmh) and traction is from a Hitachi IGBT-VVVF system with electrics provided by a 25kV 50Hz AC overhead arrangement relying on the proven pantograph approach. The braking system is electro-pneumatic (disc) in design. Both an AWS and TPWS safety system are present. Construction of the car body involves double-skin aluminum. The standard-class interior is 2x2 seating with a single aisle running through the center.

To date, the Class 385 has been built across two batches, the original Class 385/0 and the follow-on Class 385/1. The Class 385/0 numbered forty-six total units with three cars per unit and covered Serial Nos. 385001 through 385046. The design can seat 206 passengers. The Class 385/1 numbered twenty-four with four cars per unit and covered Serial Nos. 385101 through 385124. ScotRail is the sole operator of the series at present. The design can seat 273 passengers.

©RailRoadJunction.net | Reproduction of this Text is Prohibited as it is the Exclusive Property of RailRoadJunction.net.

Specifications [ BR Class 385 EMU ]

Kasado Works - Japan; Newton Aycliffe Manufacturing Facility - UK

Japan, United Kingdom
2015 - 2019
Production Run

70 units
Production Total
Train driver seating position graphic

Driver Position
23.2m | 76.1 ft
NOTE: May include length of entire train set
Locomotive power source graphical icon
Power Source
Hitachi IGBT-VVVF (Variable Frequency Drive Semi-Conductor); 25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead via Pantograph arrangement.
Engine / Drive Source
6 x Model 385/0; 8 x Model 385/1.
Traction Motor / Sets
161.0 kph
(100.1 mph)
Max Speed
Wheel Arrangement
(Loco Facing Left)


Safety Systems
Series Variants
Class 385 - Base Series Designation.
Class 385/0 - Initial production model built in 46 examples; three cars per unit; serial nos. 385001-385046.
Class 385/1 - Follow-up variant built in 24 examples; four cars per unit; serial nos. 385101-385124.
Operating Countries

Customers / Operators:
Abellio ScotRail
NOTE: Includes both past and present

Image of the BR Class 385 EMU

Image of the BR Class 385 EMU
Front right side views of several Class 385 driving cars.
Image from official Hitachi Rail marketing materials.
Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies

Compare Locomotives Locomotives by Max Speed Locomotives by Horsepower Locomotives by Production About RailRoadJunction
©2024 www.RailRoadJunction.net • Content ©2023-2024 RailRoadJunction.com • All Rights Reserved. The RailRoadJunction.com logo, its watermarked illustrations, and written copyrighted content are unique to this website and are protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. Information found across this site, verified through publicly available sources, is assumed to be accurate at the time of publication. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not be construed as usable for maintenance and/or repair. Any real-world logos / designs / colors appearing in our illustrations are purely for identification purposes and should not be misconstrued as an endoresement by these parties / companies of this website. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

©2024 www.RailRoadJunction.net • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2023-2024 (1yrs)