French TGV train is arriving in the Czech republic at the beginning of June.
The ten-car French high-speed unit is going to arrive in the
Czech Republic via Germany, first presenting itself to the public on 6 June at
Prague Main Railway Station
On the occasion of Rail Business Day, the train will move to
the Brno Exhibition Centre, where it will be part of an outdoor exhibition on
the local track for three days. During the event, it will also serve to present
SNCF French Railways and the Fast Connections project in the Czech Republic.
The Czech company Správa železnic (railway administration)
will cooperate with the carrier ČD Cargo for the transport of the train through
The TGV PSE type unit with registration number 16 presented
here was delivered by Alstom in 1980 for the TGV Sud-Est (South-East) project,
which brought an unrivalled train link between Paris and Lyon. It was part of a
series of 109 units with the unmistakable orange paintwork.
The train consisted of two Duplex power cars with eight TGV
Réseau-type carriages, with a total length of two hundred metres, and offered a
total of 368 seats in its original configuration. In 1981, it achieved a speed
record of 380 km/h, running at 300 km/h on normal services. It served in regular
service until 2018, covering a total of 13,383,189 kilometres.