Although each Class 482 is a 2-car set (one car being powered) they operate in pairs, semi-permanently coupled. As each 2-car set only has a cab at one end they operate in pairs of sets with the cabs at the outer ends.
|Number built:||20 (10 2-car sets)|
|Engine:||4 Brush LT130 traction motors per car (630v DC fourth rail)|
|Formation:||Driving Motor Standard Open (DMSO)+Motor Standard Open (MSO)
Originally as built the Class 482 wore Network South East  livery nowadays they are in standard LU corporate livery. Their time as part of BR was pretty short though they kept their NSE colours until a major refurbishment in 2006.
The Class 482s are unique in that their line has no overground portions (the Victoria Line has an above ground depot though all passenger services are underground) and if they require heavy maintenance (such as the above mentioned refurbishment) that cannot be performed at the small underground depot at Waterloo they need to be lifted out by crane!
Unlike their predecessors the Class 487 which used 660v DC third rail the Class 482 uses 630v DC fourth rail like the rest of the London Underground. At the time of manufacture the Class 482 (and 1992 Stock) were highly advanced EMUs though have had their fair share of technical problems. One major problem occurred on the Central Line in 2003 when a traction motor broke off the bogie of a train causing a derailment. All of the stock on the Central and Waterloo & City Lines was taken out of service for some time for the replacement of worn and faulty bolts.
The trains will be replaced as part of the Deep Tube Upgrade (formerly known as New Tube for London) in the 2020s. When exactly has not yet been finalised as its possible the Waterloo & City Line could be changed first to allow for in-service testing of the new trains however earlier plans have specified near the end of the decade or early 2030s.
|65501 at Bank|
|The Waterloo depot can be seen in the background|
|Aboard, note the handrails in Waterloo & City cyan|
|Arrival at Bank|
 Ben Muldoon, London Underground Rolling Stock Guide (Ian Allan, 2014) p. 69
 John Glover, London's Underground (12th Edition) (Ian Allan, 2015) p. 76
 Colin J Marsden, DMU and EMU Recognition (Ian Allan, 2013) p. 364
 John C. Gillham, The Waterloo & City Railway (Oakwood Press, 2001) p. 388
 John Glover, London Underground Rolling Stock in Colour (Ian Allan, 2009) p.88