|EMT 153 302 at Ambergate|
Thirty-five of the Class 155s were hence converted to 70 single car DMUs by being split up and by adding a second cab to each car. Adding the extra cab was not a simple process due to the lack of available space as the existing door pocket could not be moved and the extra cab is rather compact .
|Built:||1987-88 (as Class 155)
Converted to single cars 1991-92
Conversions by Hunslet-Barclay
|Engine:||Cummins NT855R5 diesel|
|Power:||285 hp (213 kW)|
|Formation:||Driving Motor Standard Lavatory (DMSL)|
The Class 153s (as they became) quickly proved themselves to be very flexible and versatile units able to run on lightly-loaded branch lines such as the Stourbridge Town branch and the line to Cardiff Bay. They also provide a capacity boost to other routes where needed as they are able to work in multiple with other members of the "Sprinter" DMU family.
They are in service with a number of Train Operating Companies including Transport for Wales, Scotrail, Northern, East Midlands Railway and West Midland Railway.
|WMR 153 354 at Ridgmont|
|EMT 153 310 and friend at Attenborough|
|EMT 153 382 at Duffield|
|TfW 153 303 at Cardiff Bay|
|EMT 153 326 at Belper|
 Colin J. Marsden, DMU and EMU Recognition Guide (Ian Allan, 2013) p. 134
 Colin J. Marsden (ed.), Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 211 February-March 2015 (Classes 150-156 Second Generation DMUs) p. 52