Class 444 – South Western Railway

Class 444 Desiro electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains were built in Austria by Siemens in 2002–2004 for use in England on express passenger services operated by South West Trains (SWT). They entered service in 2004.

The Siemens Desiro family also includes units of Classes 185, 350, 360, 380, and 450.

The 45 units pased to South Western Railway (SWR) with the South Western franchise in August 2017 and form SWR’s main long-distance fleet.