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RJ

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Do Class 465s run to a special gauge? I ask because I keep seeing signs saying "Networker", then a big red cross under. I've seen it at Linford Street Junction, the approach to Clapham Junction and this morning, the lines into the terminus of London Bridge.
 
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I guess they have just never been passed for the routes. There is a sign like the above on the approach to some of the Southern platforms at London Victoria too.
 

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Are the built from the same body as the Networker Turbo? if so then its like to to be a guage issue yes. The Turbos are slightly wider, and thus could run into clearence issues with platforms and bridges on other routes.
 

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LucaZone said:
Are the built from the same body as the Networker Turbo? if so then its like to to be a guage issue yes. The Turbos are slightly wider, and thus could run into clearence issues with platforms and bridges on other routes.
Platform 5 book suggests:
Class 165: 2.81m
Class 166: 2.81m
Class 365: 2.81m
Class 465: 2.81m
Class 466: 2.81m

So yes they have the same width body of the Turbo version. Albeit 20.89m/20.06m length instead of 23.50m/23.25m of the Turbo version.
 

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The standard width of passenger rolling stock in the UK is 2.82m though, infact that is the maximum width allowed with UK loading gauge. The length is a little longer than is normal though, with the standard length being 20.18m, and vehicles much longer than that are usually narrower. The longest 'normal' vehicles with full width bodies I know of are the 313 family motor coaches at 20.33m. The 20.89m width of the Networker Driving Motor coaches could be the issue, since the ends could strike lineside structures.
 
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