SNCF Class X 73900

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X 73902 at Neuenburg am Rhein in 2006

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.

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.

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[edit]

The units are used on services that operate into Germany from France.

They operate the following services:

  • Saarbrücken - Strasbourg - Offenburg
  • Metz - Saarbrücken
  • Mulhouse - Müllheim - Freiburg im Breisgau


X73912 carrying special vinyls 
X73906 carrying special vinyls 


The class is allocated to Strasbourg depot.

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