The Paris South-East high speed trainsets differ appreciably from conventional rolling stock. They must be capable of running at 260 km/h for considerable distances, suitable for taking 1,500 V direct current, 25 kV Hz current, and even 15 kV 16 2/3 Hz current in certain cases, and provide accommodation in both classes at a cost price per seat approximately the same as in conventional trains. The author states that the solutions adopted are the result of long research and experiments carried out with the full scale TGV 001 unit and Z 7001 trainset. These high speed trains will be of the electric articulated type with the ends of adjacent coaches resting on the same bogie. There will be ten vehicles with the BoBo power cars at each end of the eight trailer cars. Each 200-metre long trainset will have 284 seats, 276 being in 2nd class (4 abreast) and 108 in 1st class (3 abreast) and a bar. The total weight of the trainset will be 380 tonnes giving an axleload of 16-3 tonnes. For aesthetic reasons and because of resistance to forward motion, the electrical equipment has been studied most meticulously in a wind tunnel, and the electrical connection will be provided through a 25 kV cable laid directly on the roof. The author then describes the progress of the studies, the construction and final adjustment work by the bodies in which the SNCF departments involved and the manufacturers were all represented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Garde, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-12


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00153092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Revue Generale des Chemins de Fer
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM