First the TGV, Now the AGV

The Automotrice a Grande Vitesse (AGV) is Alstom’s next-generation high-speed train. This article describes its fully-articulated design with distributed power and its permanent magnet synchronous motors that provide five horsepower per ton more than the previous generations of TGV. The article reports on the testing of the AGV on an eight-mile circuit in the Czech Republic. It is expected to be tested further between October 2009 and March 2010 on the Rome-Florence line and be ready to enter service in Italy in 2011. The train’s configuration is described as being a series of “triplets,” meaning a driving car equipped with a power truck and transformer, and two additional vehicles carrying power equipment.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 21, 24
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:59AM