A review of the anticipated performance of the French TGV-PSE (Tres Grande Vitesse-Paris Sud Est) on the Northeast Corridor is reported. This performance is compared with existing corridor rolling stock. Modifications to the TGV-PSE structure to meet Association of American Railroads safety requirements were estimated by the study team. Seating capacity was increased to meet existing baseline train capacity by adding three articulated coach sections for a total of thirteen sections. The results of the study are based on performance data supplied by SNCF (the French National Railways) and Alsthom-Atlantique. Eighty-seven TGV-PSE trainsets have been ordered by SNCF for service beginning in 1981. An experimental turboelectric powered train, the TGV-001, has had intensive testing and many of the subsystems are used in the production version. A description of the physical dimensions and the TGV-PSE performance parameters are presented. Various features of the train are reported.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 03 319038; Bulletin 8002.
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  • Authors:
    • Bachman, J A
    • Marchetti, J W
    • Meacham Jr, H C
    • Uher, R A
    • Watson, R B
  • Publication Date: 1978-3-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/14.VI Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-717-4249
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM