SNCF Class Z 22500

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SNCF Z 22500
SNCF Z 22596.JPG
Z 22596 at Gare de l'Est
Manufacturer GEC-Alsthom, ANF
Number built 53 sets
Formation 5 cars: DT+M+T+M+DT
Fleet numbers Z 22502/1 to Z 22605/6
Capacity 1337 passengers
Operator(s) SNCF / RER
Line(s) served RER RER E
Train length 112.0 m (367 ft 5 12 in)
Width 2.900 m (9 ft 6 18 in)
Height 4.320 m (14 ft 2 18 in)
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph)
Traction motors 4 FXA 3561 asynchronous, 550-volt, force ventilated, 8 off
Power output 3,200 kW (4,300 hp) continuous
Electric system(s)
UIC classification
  • M: Bo′Bo′
  • T/DT: 2′2′
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

SNCF Class Z 22500 "Eole" is a type of double-decker, dual-voltage electric multiple units operated on the French RER E line, and originally on the Paris Saint-Lazare network. These trains have been built by GEC Alstom and ANF. The Z 22500 is also known as the SNCF version of the MI 2N.


SNCF Class Z 22500 looks very similar to RATP Altéo trains, but many differences exist between these models, such as motorization and design of inner spaces. The lay-out of the carriages is somewhat unusual for a bi-level design. Each carriage has three entrance doors, each leading into a vestibule area with stairs either descending or ascending to the respective floorlevel. The lower floor can be accessed from vestibules at both sides, but the upper floor is of a cul-de-sac kind of design with access on one side only. And another difference is that the interior of the MI2N on the doors has a LED Route Map showing next stations and there are also Pre Recorded Station Announcements. But the Z Class 22500 has no LED Route Maps on the door its just a simple sticker and there is surprisingly no pre recorded announcements for station only at the stop only.


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