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Rail Data > Data > Codes > Coach Types list
Codes have been used for many years to describe different types of railway coach based on the features. Some letters had more than one meaning, depending on their position in the code. This list includes all known codes. For more details, see the article on Coach Classification.
Type Code Description Notes Latest
AT Auto-Trailer 0
ATS Auxiliary Trailer Second 0
B Bogie Brake 0
BCK Brake Corridor Composite 0
BCV Brute Carrying Vehicle 0
BDMS Battery Driving Motor Second 0
BDMSO Battery Driving Motor Second Open 0
BDTBS Battery Driving Trailer Brake Second 0
BDTC Battery Driving Trailer Composite 0
BDTCOL Battery Driving Trailer Composite Open Lavatory 0
BDTS Batter Driving Trailer Second 0
BDTSO Batter Driving Trailer Second Open 0
BDTSOL Batter Driving Trailer Second Open Lavatory 0
BFB Bullion Flat 0
BFK Brake Corridor First 0
BG Gangwayed Brake 0
BPOT Post Office Brake Stowage Van 0
BS Brake Second 0
BSK Brake Corridor Second 0
BSO Brake Open Second 0
BSOT Brake Open Second with Micro-Buffet/Trolley 0
BTDBSO Battery Driving Trailer Brake Second Open 0
BTDBSOL Battery Driving Trailer Brake Second Open Lavatory 0
BTK Brake Corridor Third 0
BTO Brake Open Third 0
BUO Brake Unclassified Open 0
BV Barrier Vehicle 0
C Composite 0
CCT Covered Carriage Truck 0
CK Corridor Composite 0
CL Composite Lavatory 0
DBSO Driving Brake Open Second 0
DLV Driving Luggage Van 0
DM Driving Motor 0
DMB Driving Motor Brake 0
DMBC Driving Motor Brake Composite 0
DMBF Driving Motor Brake First 0
DMBS Driving Motor Brake Second 0
DMBSK Driving Motor Brake Second Corridor 0
DMBSO Driving Motor Brake Second Open 0
DMBSOL Driving Motor Brake Second Open Lavatory 0
DMBT Driving Motor Brake Third 0
DMBTO Driving Motor Brake Third Open 0
DMC Driving Motor Composite 0
DMCL Driving Motor Composite Lavatory 0
DMCO Driving Motor Composite Open 0
DMF Driving Motor First 0
DMFO Driving Motor First Open 0
DMLFO Driving Motor First Open Lavatory 0
DMLV Driving Motor Luggage Van 0
DMRFO Driving Motr Restaurant First Open 0
DMS Driving Motor Second 0
DMSL Driving Motor Second Lavatory 0
DMSO Driving Motor Second Open 0
DMT Driving Motor Third 0
DTBS Driving Trailer Brake Second 0
DTBSO Driving Trailer Brake Second Open 0
DTC Driving Trailer Composite 0
DTCL Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory 0
DTCO Driving Trailer Composite Open 0
DTCOL Driving Trailer Composite Open Lavatory 0
DTCso Driving Trailer Composite Semi-Open 0
DTCsoL Driving Trailer Composite Semi-Open Lavatory 0
DTF Driving Trailer First 0
DTLV Driving Trailer Luggage Van 0
DTPMV Driving Trailer Parcels Van 0
DTS Driving Trailer Second 0
DTSO Driving Trailer Second Open 0
DTSOL Driving Trailer Second Open Lavatory 0
DTSso Driving Trailer Second Semi-Open 0
DTSsoL Driving Trailer Second Semi-Open Lavatory 0
DTT Driving Trailer Third 0
DTTO Driving Trailer Third Open 0
DVT Driving Van Trailer 0
FK Corridor First 0
FO First Open 0
FOD First Open (Disabled) 0
GUV General Utility Van 0
HB Horse Box 0
HSBV HST Barrier Vehicle 0
LFK Lounge Corridor First 0
M Motor 0
MBC Motor Brake Composite 0
MBLS Motor Buffet Luggage Standard 0
MBS Motor Brake Second 0
MBSK Motor Brake Second Corridor 0
MBSO Motor Brake Second Open 0
MBSOL Motor Brake Second Open Lavatory 0
MBT Motor Brake Third 0
MBTL Motor Brake Third Lavatory 0
MBTO Motor Brake Third Open 0
MBTP Motor Brake Third Pullman 0
MC Motor Composite 0
MCV Motor Car Van 0
MF Motor First 0
MFL Motor First Lavatory 0
MFO Motor First Open 0
MLV Motor Luggage Van 0
MPMV Motor Parcels Van 0
MS Motor Second 0
MSL Motor Second Lavatory 0
MSLRB Motor Second Lavatory with Buffet 0
MSO Motor Second Open 0
MSRB Motor Second Buffet 0
MSRMB Motor Second with Buffet 0
PB Pullman Brake First 0
PC Pullman Parlour First 0
PDTRBF Pantograph Driving Trailer First with Buffet 0
PDTS Pantograph Driving Trailer Second 0
PDTSO Pantograph Driving Trailer Second Open 0
PFB Pullman Brake First 0
PFK Pullman Parlour First with Kitchen 0
PFP Pullman Parlour First 0
PK Pullman First with Kitchen 0
PMS Pantograph Motor Second 0
PMV Parcels and Miscellaneous Van 0
POS Post Office Sorting Van 0
POT Post Office Stowage Van 0
PP Power Pack 0
PSK Pullman Parlour Second with Kitchen 0
PTF Pantograph Trailer First 0
PTFO Pantograph Trailer First Open 0
PTS Pantograph Trailer Second 0
PTSO Pantograph Trailer Second Open 0
PTSRMB Pantograph Trailer Second with Buffet 0
PVG Gangwayed Newspaper Packing Van 0
RB Buffet/Restaurant 0
RB(K) Buffet/Restaurant 0
RBR Buffet/Restaurant 0
RF Restaurant First with Kitchen 0
RFB Buffet Open First 0
RFO Restaurant First Open 0
RG Griddle Car 0
RK Kitchen Car 0
RKB Buffet/Kitchen 0
RLO Sleeper Reception Car 0
RMB Open Second with Miniature Buffet 0
RMBF Open First with Miniature Buffet 0
RMBT Open Second with Miniature Buffet 0
ROY Royal Train 0
RSB Kitchen Buffet Standard 0
RSO Restaurant Second Open 0
RSS Restaurant Self Service 0
RU Restaurant Unclassified 0
RUB Restuarant Buffet with Kitchen 0
RUO Restaurant Unclassified Open 0
S Second 0
SK Corridor Second 0
SLB Bullion Van 0
SLC Sleeper Composite 0
SLE Sleeper Either Class 0
SLED Sleeper Either Class (Disabled) 0
SLEP Sleeper Either Class with Pantry 0
SLF Sleeper First 0
SLO Open Second with Lavatory 0
SLS Sleeper Second 0
SLSC Charter Train Staff Coach 0
SLSTP Sleeper Second 0
SO Second Open 0
SO(NG) Open Second (Non-Gangwayed) 0
SPV Special Parcels Van 0
T Trailer 0
TBC Trailer Brake Composite 0
TBF Trailer Brake First 0
TBS Trailer Brake Second 0
TBSK Trailer Brake Second Corridor 0
TBSL Trailer Brake Second Lavatory 0
TC Trailer Composite 0
TCC Trailer Composite Catering 0
TCK Trailer Composite Corridor 0
TCL Trailer Composite Lavatory 0
TCO Trailer Composite Open 0
TCP Trailer Composite Pullman 0
TCsoL Trailer Composite Semi-Open Lavatory 0
TCV Two-Tier Motor Car Van 0
TF Trailer First 0
TFH Trailer First with Handbrake 0
TFK Trailer First Corridor 0
TFKP Trailer First Corridor with Pantry 0
TFOLH Trailer First Open Lavatory with Handbrake 0
TFP Trailer First Pantry 0
TFRBK Trailer First Corridor Buffet 0
TG Trailer Griddle 0
TGS Trailer Guard's Second 0
TGSD Trailer Guard's Second Disabled 0
TK Corridor Third 0
TLV Trailer Luggage Van 0
TPMV Trailer Parcels Van 0
TRB Trailer Restaurant Buffet Unclassified 0
TRBS Trailer Restaurant Buffet Second 0
TRFB Trailer First Buffet 0
TRFM Trailer Restaurant First Modular 0
TRG Trailer Restaurant Griddle 0
TRSB Trailer Second with Buffet 0
TRT Trailer Restaurant Third 0
TRUB Trailer Unclassified with Buffet 0
TRUK Trailer Unclassified with Kitchen 0
TS Trailer Second 0
TS(W) Trailer Standard with Wheelchair Lavatory 0
TSH Trailer Second with Handbrake 0
TSK Trailer Second Corridor 0
TSL Trailer Second Lavatory 0
TSO Tourist Open Second 0
TSOD Tourist Open Second (Disabled) 0
TSOE Tourist Open Second (End) 0
TSOL Trailer Second Open Lavatory 0
TSOT Tourist Open Second with Micro-Buffet/Trolley 0
TSP Trailer Second Pantry 0
TSRB Trailer Second with Buffet 0
TSRMB Trailer Standard with Miniature Buffet 0
TT Trailer Third 0
TTK Trailer Third Corridor 0
TTO Trailer Third Open 0
TTso Trailer Third Semi-Open 0
TU Trailer Unclassified 0
Type Code Description Notes Latest