Class 222

The Class 222 Meridian is similar to the Class 220 and 221 in being new generation high speed diesel units though have a different interior to the other units with more space available due to more components being fitted under the floor. They were originally built for Midland Main Line and Hull Trains [1].

Number built: 143 cars in 23 4, 5 and 7-car sets
Built: 2003-05
Builder: Bombardier Brugge
Engine: Cummins QSK9R diesel per car
Power: (222/0 7-car) 5, 250 hp (3, 920 kW)
(222/0 5-car) 3, 750 hp (2, 800 kW)
(222/1) 3, 000 hp (2, 240 kW)
Formation: 7-car : Driving Motor First (DMF)+Motor First (MF)+MF+Motor
Standard Shop Buffet (MSRMB)+Motor Standard (MS)+MS+
Driving Motor Standard (DMS)
5-car : DMF+Motor Composite (MC)+MSRMB+MS+DMS

After the franchise change on the Midland main line they were transferred to East Midland Trains and the Hull trains (which were known as "Pioneers") were later transferred to EMT who remain the sole operator. They work the majority of EMT expresses out of London St. Pancras.
EMT 222 017 at Nottingham

EMT 222 005 at Derby

Another view of 222 005, this time at Leicester

[1] Colin J Marsden, DMU and EMU Recognition (Ian Allan, 2013) p. 177