SNCF Class Z 22500

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Z22596 at Gare de l'Est

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.