SNCF Class Z 50000

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SNCF Z 50000
Francilien
Z50000 12dec2009 IMG 6183.jpg
Z 50015/16 and Z 50017/18 units on the same platform during inauguration day, at the gare de Luzarches
Manufacturer Bombardier, Crespin
Capacity Seated: 405†/503*
Standing: 468†/552* (at 4 per square meter)
Specifications
Train length 94.300 m (309 ft 4.6 in)†
112.500 m (369 ft 1.1 in)*
Car length 16.53 m (54 ft 3 in) (end car)
13.24 m (43 ft 5 in) (intermediate cars)
Width 3.060 m (10 ft 0.5 in)
Height 4.280 m (14 ft 0.5 in)
Entry 985 mm (38.8 in)
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph)
Weight 235 tonnes (231 long tons; 259 short tons)*/210 tonnes (210 long tons; 230 short tons)†
Power output 2.95 MW (3,960 hp)* (2.62 MW or 3,510 hp continuous[1])
Acceleration 0.87 m/s2 (2.9 ft/s2) (0 to 50 km/h or 0 to 31 mph)*
Deceleration 1.05 m/s2 (3.4 ft/s2)*
Electric system(s) 1.5 kV / 25 kV AC Catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Notes
Sources:[1][2][3] except where noted
* Eight car train, † Seven car train

The SNCF Z 50000 is an electric multiple unit train built by Bombardier Transportation (manufacturer's designation SPACIUM 3.O6) for the French rail operator SNCF, for use under Transilien operations in the Île-de-France.

It is commonly called "Francilien", and sometimes "NAT" (for French: "Nouvelle Automotrice Transilien", which was its project name).

History and design[edit]

In 2004, STIF began the tendering process for ~180 new trains, Nouvelle Automotrice Transilien (NAT) to replace the railcars nicknamed INOX: SNCF Z 5300; Z 6100; and trains using RIB-RIO (Rame Inox Banlieue, Rame Inox Omnibus.[note 1]) push-push trainsets. Alstom, Siemens, and Bombardier were initial involved in the bidding process.[4]

In 2006 Bombardier obtained a contract from SNCF and STIF for 172 'Francilien' trainsets, with an option for 200 more.[5] (cost €1.850 billion.[1]) The design was for a train operating a typical journey of 30 to 50 kilometres (31 mi) length, including numerous stop lasting 30 to 40 seconds,[6] and able to operate from either 1.5 kV DC or 25 kV AC overhead line electrification.[6]

The vehicles use an articulated design using Jakobs bogie intercarriage articulation. of seven or eight carriages; seating layout is [3+2] formation giving over 400 seats in a seven-car unit, over 500 in an eight-car set. Total occupation exceeds 800 (or 1000 in eight-car trains) including standing passengers at 4 per square meter.[3][5][7]

The vehicle's width is 3.06 metres (10.0 ft) wider than previous trains, which is achieved by having a short standard carriage's length of 13.24 metres (43.4 ft).[6][8] The inter-carriage passages as wide limiting bottlenecking.[8]

All interior lights are provided by light-emitting diodes (LED), so power consumption is lessened.[6]

Livery[edit]

Z 50000 exterior with a green leaf and the end of a gray banner

The Z 50000's appearance refers to three main entities: green leaves evoke Transilien, red doors evoke SNCF, and a long gray banner on each side evokes the Syndicat des transports d'Île-de-France (STIF).[9]

Introduction and operations[edit]

Bombardier presented the Spacium vehicle at Crespin on 6 February 2009.[10] The first unit delivered for commercial operations to the SNCF was the unit "Z 50015/16", also numbered #8, on 21 October 2009.[citation needed]

The first service operated by a Francilien train was on Line H from Paris Gare du Nord to Luzarches on Sunday 13 December 2009.[11]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ See fr:Rame inox de banlieue, and fr:Rame inox omnibus, on French language wikipedia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dossier de Presse (28 mars 2008) Visite à Crespin (Nord) de la ligne de fabrication du Francilien (in French), STIF, 28 March 2008 
  2. ^ Paris prepares for the Spacium age (IRJ, 2008), p.30 "Spacium Technical Data"
  3. ^ a b SPACIUM 3.O6 - Ile-de-France commuter train, Technical Data
  4. ^ Des trains modernisés sur le réseau Transilien, Syndicat des Transports d'Ile-de-France, 24 March 2006, 3. Nouvelle Automotrice Transilien (NAT) 
  5. ^ a b Paris prepares for the Spacium age (IRJ, 2008), p.29
  6. ^ a b c d "L'automotrice "Francilien", futur matériel pour l'Île-de-France"", Revue générale des chemins de fer (in French) (172), May 2008: 7–16, ISSN 0035-3183 
  7. ^ SPACIUM 3.O6 - Ile-de-France commuter train, Technical Drawing
  8. ^ a b SPACIUM 3.O6 - Ile-de-France commuter train, Project Overview
  9. ^ "Livrée : le Francilien crée la surprise", Rail passion (in French) (147), January 2010 
  10. ^ "Spacium готов к испытаниям" (2009) p.31
  11. ^ First run for the Francilien, SNCF, 11 December 2009 

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