French Smash World Speed Record: Test Train Reaches 574.8 km/h on TGV Est

On April 4, 2007, the TGV Est (V150) test train set the world speed record for rail by reaching speeds of 574.8 km/h, almost 60 km/h greater than the previous record, on the Paris-Strasbourg (France) high speed line after almost three months of validation and testing. A joint venture of Alstom, French National Railways (SNCF) and the French Rail Network (RFF), the record breaking ride was France's Excellence in Very High Speed Rail program's culmination. A concentrated power combination in the permanent magnet synchronous motor distributed power and power car asynchronous motors provide an unusual feature for the V150. Throughout the V150 program, AGV bogies, tested for the first time, performed faultlessly.


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  • Accession Number: 01051897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2007 4:17PM