Diesel Electric Multiple Unit, Class 220 “Voyager” - United Kingdom
In 1998 Bombardier Transportation received an order to supply and maintain 34 four-car DEMUs for the operator CrossCountry services in the U.K. Bombardier is the Train Service Provider for this contact, not only for the design, manufacture and delivery of these vehicles, but Bombardier also provides full maintenance for these new trains throughout the life of CrossCountry franchise, up to the year 2012. With a maximum speed of 200 km/h, these Class 220 trains are designed for ease of maintenance and a high level of passenger comfort with very quiet interiors. The high power to weight ratio and electric transmission allows high acceleration resulting in improved journey times. Each unit features at-seat entertainment and efficient passenger information displays, as well as the convenience of wheelchair-accessible toilets.