|Number built:||24 cars (converted) to form 4 car sets|
|Builder:||Metro Cammell / Union Construction Company / Cammell Laird
Converted at LT Acton / BR Stewarts Lane
|Engine:||4 English Electric traction motors (630V DC third rail)|
|Power:||960 hp (716 kW)|
|Formation:||Driving Motor Brake Standard Open (DMBSO)+T
railer Standard Open (TSO)*+TSO+DMBSO
* Some TSOs had an isolated driving cab, officially DTSOs
The Class 485, and its 3-car sister the Class 486 (originally classified as Class 452 and 451 respectively), were converted from withdrawn London Underground Pre-1938 Standard Tube stock which had already been hammered daily on the underground for over 40 years.  After heavy refurbishment/conversion  which included changing from LT 4-rail to SR 3-rail (an earlier plan to convert the stock to DMUs was mooted but later abandoned ), the Class 485/486s ran for a further 25 years on the Island before being replaced by the Class 483, slightly less ancient tube stock, in 1992.
The Class 485/486 entered service in 1967, painted in BR blue with yellow ends and indeed were the first full units in BR's new corporate livery. In the 1970s they were repainted in the slightly more pleasing blue and grey livery for passenger stock and they ended their lives in Network South East colours. The Class 485 was given the SR Alpha code of 4-VEC and the 486 3-TIS. When they worked in multiple they were known as 7-VECTIS, Vectis being the Roman name for the Isle of Wight. Later in their lives they were reformed as 5 car sets (5-VEC) and the 486s 2 car 2-TIS sets.
During conversion BR considered also creating dedicated parcel traffic trailers but scrapped the idea because standard luggage cages would not fit in the cars because of their tube profile .
No Class 486s have survived withdrawal but 2 cars (a DTSO and a TSO) from the Class 485 have survived and have been reunited at the London Transport Museum with other Standard Tube Stock cars with the eventual aim of creating a working museum train.
|Former TSO trailer from 485 044 at Acton Depot, still in NSE colours!|
|Standard Stock driving car|
|Former DTSO trailer from 485 043 at Acton Depot|
|Cab of LU Standard Stock car|
 Brian Hardy, Tube Trains on the Isle of Wight (Capital Transport, 2003) p. 14
 Brian Haresnape & Alec Swain, Third Rail DC Electric Multiple Units (Ian Allan, 1989) p. 92
 Colin J. Marsden, DMU and EMU Recognition Guide (Ian Allan, 2013) p. 369
 Colin J. Marsden (ed.), "3-TIS, 4-VEC", Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 220 August-September 2016 (BR Southern Region Electric Multiple Units), p. 48
 R.J. Maycock & R. Silsbury, The Isle of Wight Railways from 1923 Onwards (Oakwood Press, 2006) p. 250