Z-TER (Z 21500)

The Z-TER (Z 21500) is a French model of electric multiple unit regional passenger train, manufactured by Alstom and Bombardier Transportation, and operated by SNCF.

Z 21561 (TER Centre) in Orléans station
In service2003
ManufacturerAlstom, Bombardier
Number built57[1]
Number in service57[1]
Formation3 cars[1]
Fleet numbersZ21500
1st : 36 ; 2nd : 175
Depot(s)RES, SAQ, SP[2]
Car body constructionStainless steel
Train length79.200 m
Width2.905 m
Height4.218 m
Doors1 per side
Maximum speed200 km/h[1]
Weight162 tonnes[1]
Power output1,760 kW (2,360 hp)
Electric system(s)1.5 kV DC-25 kV AC
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

They are used on regional links, and can be coupled with another Z-TER. They are derived from the French diesel passenger regional train "X-TER" (X 72500), and is the first regional train to reach 200 km/h.

As other regional trains, they are owned by the French regions, and are dispatched as :

  • 19 "Pays de la Loire" region[2]
  • 15 "Centre" region[2]
  • 6 "Aquitaine" region[2]
  • 17 "Bretagne" region[2]

See also

  • List of high speed trains


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