SNCF Class X 73500

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X 73595 at Moreuil in 2008

The X73500 is a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train type operated by the SNCF in France. They were built from 1999 to 2004 by Alsthom DDF.

General Information[edit]

The trains are single railcars. The units were ordered joint with Deutsche Bahn, with their Class 641 units.

The trains have modern features which were new to TER trains, such as:

  • PIS inside and out of the train
  • Low floor section with wide doors, for those with poor mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Stronger cab area for reduced crash damage

The trains can work in multiple of up to 3 sets.

X73813 - X7318 are former CFL (Luxembourg) units 2101 - 2106 and operate in the Alsace region. SNCF Class X 73900 is an identical version of the X 73500, but can also operate into Germany.

Liveries[edit]

  • TER Livery - Metallic Grey with Blue ends and TER logo's. Most X 73500 carry this.
  • TER Bourgogne Livery - Metallic Grey with Red and Yellow ends
  • TER Languedoc-Roussillon - Metallic Grey with Red, Yellow sun rays.

Differences within the class[edit]

  • X 73744 and X 73751 wear a special livery for the Andelot-en-Montagne - La Cluse railway
  • X 73752 - X 73755 have been fitted with Integra-Signum (Swiss Train Protection) and are used on the Besançon - Le Locle - La Chaux-de-Fonds service.
  • X 73809 with Poitou-Charentes region has been fitted with solar panels to its roof to power the electrical components of the train

Use of X 73500[edit]

A X73500 arrives at Les Bardys
A X73500 at Clelles-Mens
A X73500 at Bréuté-Beuzeville

The units are used on rural, unelectrified railway lines in France and are operated by all TER regions except Île-de-France, Corsica and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

They operate the following services:

  • Bourges - Nevers
  • Chartres - Courtallain — Saint-Pellerin
  • Reims - Tergnier
  • Saint-Etienne - Le Puy
  • Saint-Marcellin - Grenoble - Chambéry (via the Grenoble–Montmélian railway)
  • Grenoble - Chambéry - Bellegarde - Genève (stand in for faulty X 72500)
  • Grenoble - Veynes - Gap
  • Grenoble - Clelles
  • Toulouse - Auch
  • Toulouse - Figeac - Aurillac
  • Aurillac - Brive-la-Gaillarde
  • Rodez - Figeac - Brive-la-Gaillarde
  • Le Havre - Rolleville
  • Nantes - Vertou
  • Sarreguemines - Sarre-Union
  • Strasbourg - Wissembourg
  • Strasbourg - Lauterbourg
  • Strasbourg - Saverne
  • Colmar - Munster - Metzeral
  • Tours - Chinon
  • Besançon - La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Dole - Morez - Saint Claude
  • Montbéliard - Belfort - Lure - Vesoul
  • Beauvais - Le Tréport-Mers
  • Clermont-Ferrand - Gannat - Lapeyrouse - Commentry - Montluçon
  • Montluçon - Saint-Amand-Montrond - Bourges
  • Bressuire - Thouars - Saumur - Tours
  • Mulhouse - Thann - Kruth
  • Lison - Saint-Lô - Coutances
  • Granville - Argentan
  • Limoges - Ussel
  • Marvejols - La Bastide-Saint-Laurent-les-Bains
  • Monsempron-Libos - Penne-d'Agenais - Agen
  • Étang-sur-Arroux - Autun - Avallon - Auxerre - Laroche-Migennes
  • Corbigny - Clamecy - Auxerre - Laroche-Migennes
  • Brest - Châteaulin - Quimper
  • Brest - Le Relecq-Kerhuon - Landerneau
  • Brest - Landerneau - Morlaix
  • Brest - Landerneau - Landivisiau
  • Quimper - Lorient
  • Roscoff - Morlaix
  • Nantes - Sainte-Pazanne - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
  • Nantes - Sainte Pazanne - Pornic
  • Nantes - Vertou
  • Saint-Brieuc - Dinan
  • Dol de Bretagne - Dinan
  • Plouaret - Lannion
  • Le Mans - Alençon
  • Nevers - Cosne sur Loire
  • Lyon - Tassin - Lozanne / Brignais / Sain-Bel
  • Lisieux - Pont-l'Eveque - Trouville-Deauville
  • Dijon - Moulins
  • Alès - Bessèges
  • La Rochelle - Rochefort
  • Pau - Oloron
  • Carcassonne - Limoux - Quillan

This list does not include all services.

Gallery[edit]

Two Class X73500 passing each other at Morteau 
Two Class X73500 approaching Morteau 
X73796 
A TER Bourgogne set at Saincaize 
A TER Languedoc-Roussillon set at Carcassonne 

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See also[edit]

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