Present -> Rolling Stock (URL Modernized Stock)

Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) are used in the operation of trains.

All trains used in the Urban Railway Lines (URL) are manufactured by Metro-Cammell England. At present, MTR owns 762 cars. Each of them has its own car ID, which is made of 1 letter and 3 numbers (e.g. A203, B436). The letter represents the car type. Each train is composed of 8 cars, in the typical formation: A - C - D - B - C - D - C - A

For more photos on these trains, go to:
Galleries -> Rolling Stock Showcases (URL Modernized Stock)

SPECIFICATIONS OF URL TRAINS

Traction Control GTO Chopper
Voltage Input 1.5kV d.c. overhead
Maximum Operating Speed 80 km h-1 or 22.2 m s-1
Maximum Operating Acceleration 1 m s-2
Maximum Operating Deceleration 1 m s-2
Emergency Braking Deceleration 1.4 m s-2

DETAIL OF URL CARS

Car
Description
Length
Number Owned
Capacity (1 car)
A
Motor Car with Cab
23080mm
191

Standing: 265
Seating: 48
Wheelchair: 1

B
Motor Car
22000mm
96
C
Motor Car with Pantograph
22000mm
287
D
Trailer
23160mm
188

DIFFERENT GENERATIONS

Generation
First
Second
Third
Cars
A101-A170
B401-B435
C101-C170
C401-C435
A171-A269
B436-B485
C171-C269
C436-C485
D601-D763
A270-A291
B486-B496
C270-C291
C486-C496
D764-D788
Year put into Service 
1978-1979
1981-1982
1982-1989
1994-1998

TRAIN MODERNIZATION

Early in 1998, MTR started to modernized URL trains, and the project was finished by late September 2001. The last modernized train was A167, while the first modernized train was A251.


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