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The Class 180 is a British diesel multiple-unit train built by Alstom at Washwood Heath in Birmingham between 2000 and 2001 for then-new express services operated by First Great Western . They are part of the Coradia 1000 family, along with the Class 175. For commercial purposes the Class 180s were given the branding Adelante, a name devised by FirstGroup, which has continued to be used by Hull Trains. After recurring technical problems with the trains, FGW handed all the units back to Angel Trains in March 2009. The units were subsequently assigned to other companies. However, in 2012, FGW announced that it would be refurbishing and relaunching five Class 180 units. As of July 2012, these have now re-entered service on the Cotswold Line, running most services between London and Worcester in order to release Class 165 and Class 166 units for further use in the Thames Valley.

British Rail Class 180 Adelante
First Great Western Class 180 working a Great Malvern to London Paddington service (2012)
First Great Western Class 180 unit at Moreton-in-Marsh
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Original interior
In service 2002–present
Manufacturer Alstom
Built at Washwood Heath, Birmingham
Family name Coradia
Replaced InterCity 125
Class 222
Class 166
Constructed 2000–01
Number built 14 trainsets
Formation 5 cars per trainset
Fleet numbers 180101–180114
Capacity 287 seats
Operator(s) Great Western Railway
Grand Central
Hull Trains
Specifications
Car body construction Steel
Train length 116.52 metres (382 ft 3 in)
Car length 23.71 or 23.03 metres (77 ft 9 in or 75 ft 7 in)
Width 2.73 metres (8 ft 11 in)
Doors TEBL electric single-leaf swing plug, two per side at the ends of each carriage
Maximum speed 125 mph (201 km/h)
Weight 252.5 tonnes (248.5 long tons; 278.3 short tons) (5 car set) Axle load weight 13.25 tonnes
Prime mover(s) Cummins QSK-19
Power output 560 kW (750 hp) at 2,100 rpm
Transmission Voith Hydraulic T312BRE to Voith final drive
2 axles driven per car
AAR wheel arrangement 2-B/B-2/B-2/B-2/B-2
Bogies Alstom MB2
Braking system(s) Air/Hydrodynamic (Retarders bypassed due to unreliability)
Safety system(s) AWS, TPWS - ATP
Coupling system Scharfenberg
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 2 in) standard gauge

The Class 180 is a British diesel multiple-unit train built by Alstom at Washwood Heath in Birmingham between 2000 and 2001 for then-new express services operated by First Great Western (FGW). They are part of the Coradia 1000 family, along with the Class 175. For commercial purposes the Class 180s were given the branding Adelante, a name devised by FirstGroup, which has continued to be used by Hull Trains. After recurring technical problems with the trains, FGW handed all the units back to Angel Trains (the leasing company) in March 2009. The units were subsequently assigned to other companies. However, in 2012, FGW announced that it would be refurbishing and relaunching five Class 180 units. As of July 2012, these have now re-entered service on the Cotswold Line, running most services between London and Worcester in order to release Class 165 and Class 166 units for further use in the Thames Valley.