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4rail.net - Electric Multiple Units in France

Welcome to the French electric multiple units page. We will try to cover as many as possible on this page in the near future.

TGV virtual EMUs and Velaro/ICE EMUs can be found on their own pages.

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SNCF: Z27'500 * Z50'000 *


Created for 4rail.net by John McKey. Pictures by Ilkka Siissalo, Sanna Siissalo, Focalplane and John McKey.




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STIF class Z50000 of Paris, Innotrans, Berlin, Germany Class Z50000 "Francilien" of STIF and SNCF
Paris area traffic seems to be in never ending situation of crowded train connections. This interesting EMU is one of the important solutions to solve some of the issues.

Units in use: 172
Unit numbers: Z50xxx
Maximum allowed speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
Capacity: (7) 380 + 380, (8) 472 + 450 passengers
Electrical systems: overhead.el., DC 1500V and AC 25 kV 50 Hz
Usage: Paris area suburban transit

  Detailed information on French class Z50000...


A red TER number 27884 at Nissan, southern France Class Z27500 AGC EMU
This class is by shape probably the most typical French EMU found in various different formations and color schemes.

Units built: 211
Unit numbers: Z27501 - Z27950
Maximum allowed speed
: 160 km/h (99 mph)
Capacity
: 133 / 174 seated passengers
Electrical systems: oh.el., DC 1500V and AC 25 kV 50 Hz
Usage
: French regional traffic, very common type

  Detailed information on French class Z27500...



SNCF Z31536 arriving to Nice Ville, France

Class Z23500 EMU (Bo'Bo+2'2')
Class Z23500 are used on regional services with local authorities. Trains have two modules, are double decked, with airconditioning.

Units built: 80
Unit numbers: 23501+231501 - 23580+231580
Maximum allowed speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
Capacity
: 19 + 155 seated passengers
Electrical systems: oh.el., DC 1500V and AC 25 kV 50 Hz
Usage
: French regional traffic on "smaller" routes

  Detailed information on French class Z23500...



Monaco Monte-Carlo TER at Nice Ville, France

Class Z26500 EMU (Alstom Coradia Duplex)
Class Z26500 EMU here is decaled foer the Monaco area TER, seen here along other units at Nice Ville.

Units built: 24, 2004 by Alstom
Unit numbers: area specific, side numbers Z 26 5xx
Maximum allowed speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
Capacity
: 81 + 372 seated passengers
Electrical systems: oh.el., DC 1500V and AC 25 kV 50 Hz
Usage
: French regional (TER) traffic

  Detailed information on French class Z26500...

 Transilien and SNCF
STIF Z22500 at Magenta, Paris, France Class Z22500 EMU
Redesigned of class Z20500 for running on RER E of Paris this emu has large doors, platform height entrance and lots of room for standees.

Units built: 53,
Unit numbers: Z221501...Z221502 - Z221605...Z221606
Maximum allowed speed
: 140 km/h (87 mph)
Capacity
: 550 seated and 787 standing passengers
Electrical systems: oh.el., DC 1500V and AC 25 kV 50 Hz
Usage
: Paris RER traffic, at least on RER E (Transilien)

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Ttransilien-SNCF class Z20500 number 876-875 stopping ad Gare du Stade de France - St Dennis, Paris, France Class Z20500 EMU
This class is said to be a "modernized class Z8800" with improvements to track motors, now AC, and passengewr accommodation. Units typically run on RER C in Paris.

Units built: 194 (+6 x Z92050)
Unit numbers: Z20501...Z20502 - Z20887...Z20888
Maximum allowed speed
: 140 km/h (87 mph)
Capacity
: 542 - 810 seated passengers, 5 different configs
Electrical systems: oh.el., DC 1500V and AC 25 kV 50 Hz
Usage
: Paris RER traffic, at least on RER C (Transilien)

  Detailed information on Transilien class Z20500...


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