With work starting of the new Paris-Lyon high-speed route, SNCF has finalized the design and ordered two preproduction trainsets to be completed in 1978. These will be the first of 85 10-car TGV trains for the service to be initiated in 1981 and 1982. The aim of the design of these trains, capable of covering the 425 km in 2 hours, will be performance and technology unmatched by any other rolling stock. SNCF has conducted extensive prototype testing and will do the same with the preproduction trains. Details of the trains and their propulsion system are included. Each will consists of two power cars and eight trailer bogies in the push-pull mode with 25kv AC propulsion.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Garde, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00147900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM