SNCF Class X 73900
The X73900 is a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train type operated by the SNCF in France. They were built from 2001 to 2004 by Alsthom DDF. They are a version of the SNCF Class X 73500 equipped with train control systems for transborder services to Germany.
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.
They are numbered X 73901 - X73919.
- TER Livery - Metallic Grey with Blue ends and TER logos. Most X 73500 carry this.
- DB Red - X73913 - X73915 wear a Red Deutsche Bahn livery with DB logos.
Use of X 73900
They operate the following services:
- Saarbrücken - Strasbourg - Offenburg
- Metz - Saarbrücken
- Mulhouse - Müllheim - Freiburg im Breisgau
The class is allocated to Strasbourg depot.
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