British Rail Class 482

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This article concerns the trains used on the Waterloo & City Line immediately prior to its takeover by London Underground in 1994. For their service after 1994, see London Underground 1992 Stock The British Rail Class 482 electrical multiple units were built by ABB in 1992, for use on the Waterloo & City Line. The units are almost identical to the 1992 tube stock built for the Central Line. Ten 2-car units were built, numbered 482501-510. Each unit consisted of a type "E" driving motor, numbered 65501-510, and a type "F" non-driving motor, numbered 67501-510. Trains were operated using two units semi-permanently coupled, with the driving motors outermost. The units were built as direct replacements for the elderly Class 487 units, dating from 1940. They were delivered to Ruislip depot during March 1993, and were painted in Network SouthEast livery; however, as the Waterloo & City Line was completely separate from the rest of the National Rail network, they did not receive yellow front ends. Following commissioning (which included test runs as 8-car trains over most of the Central Line), they were delivered by road to the Waterloo & City line during May and June 1993, and following

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