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TGV 4415 Strasbourg

TGV POS.
Photo: Nicolas Stambach.

TGV V 150 from to 57414:00

TGV V 150 from to 574.8 km h in less than 13 minutes

PK (French abbreviation) translation: kilometers to point. It takes about 70 km (44 mi) to reach full speed.

The POS is a TGV from France's high-speed EMU rail network. Built by Alstom, this trainset has the world speed record for conventionally railed trains; 357.2 mph (574.8 km/h) on the 3rd of April 2007. (This wasn't with the 10 carriages it has in service, which is at 199 mph (320 km/h).) The service has been available since 2006.

These are really just faster and more efficient TGVs. The outside body work on the power-cars is mostly the same as the TGV Duplex, and the carriages are from TGV-R trainsets; the power-cars of which have been turned into TGV Duplex - TGV-R hybrids.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wikipedia.org
  • Book: The Railway Data File published by SilverDale Books.

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