TGV Postal

The TGV postal are specially built push-pull high-speed trains for La Poste of France between 1978 and 1986 by GEC-Alsthom. They are based on the first generation production TGV-PSE and have mechanically identical power cars. Like the other Alstom high-speed trains, the TGV postal are articulated trains with Jacobs bogies between non-powered carriages. The total power output of the trainset is 6,800 kW (9,100 hp) and it is scheduled to travel at a maximum speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).

Five half-sets (2 full trainsets of 2 power cars with 8 carriages and a spare half-set) were originally built with two more half-sets converted from TGV-PSE No. 38. Currently the TGV postal run 6 round trips a day.


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