Sprava zeleznic to present TGV in the Czech Republic
This type of train is no longer in regular service.
A French TGV train will be presented to the Czech public at the beginning of June. The rail infrastructure manager Sprava zeleznic and CD Cargo will cooperate on transporting the train on Czech territory. The ten-car French high-speed unit will arrive in the Czech Republic via Germany and will be on display in Prague, Brno, Jihlava and Usti nad Labem.
On June 6, the train will be on show at Prague main train station. In the evening, it will move to the Central European Exhibition Centre in Brno, where it will be part of an outdoor exhibition on the local track for three days. On June 10, the train will be in Jihlava, moving to Usti nad Labem on the following day. It will then return to its home country via Germany.
The presented TGV-PSE, registration number 16, was delivered in 1980 by Alstom for the TGV Sud-Est project, which brought unrivaled train connection between Paris and Lyon. It was part of 109 units in orange livery, now one of only four units that were not scrapped. The train consists of two power cars and eight articulated passenger carriages with a total length of 200 meters, in its original configuration it offered a total of 368 seats. In 1981, it achieved a speed record of 380 km/h, running at 300 km/h on normal services. The train was in service until 2018, covering a total of 13,383,189 km.