SNCF Class Z 23500

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SNCF Z 23500
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A Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Z 23500 unit at Avignon Centre station.
In service 1997 – present
Manufacturer ANF (now Bombardier) and Alstom
Family name TER2N (Train Express Regional à 2 niveaux)
Number built 80 trainsets (160 cars)
Formation 2-car sets
Capacity 19 (1st class)
155 (2nd class)
8 (standing)
Operator(s) SNCF TER PACA, TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais, TER Rhône-Alpes
Depot(s) Marseille-Blancarde (TER PACA)
Lille (TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais)
Lyon-Vénissieux (TER Rhône-Alpes)
Car body construction Steel
Train length 52.5 m (172 ft 3 in)
Width 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
Height 4.32 m (14 ft 2 in)
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph)
Weight 124 tonnes (122.0 long tons; 136.7 short tons)
Traction system Four Alstom FXA 2858 motors
Power output 1,500 kW (2,012 hp)
Electric system(s) 1500 V DC
25 kV AC
Current collection method Pantograph
Braking system(s) Electrodynamic
Safety system(s) Crocodile, KVB.
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

Class Z23500 is a class of railway electric multiple units operated in France. They were built by Alstom and Ateliers du Nord de la France, (which became Bombardier) for SNCF and are used on the TER Network. These sets consist of 2 double deck coaches. They were built from 1997 and a total of 80 units were built. The units were ordered by the following regions: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Rhône-Alpes. They are mainly used on stopping services around the French Riviera (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), Lille (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) and Lyon (Rhône-Alpes).They are all in the TER livery, which is a Blue Front in a diagonal line with a metallic grey side. However the Rhône-Alpes units have green and purple sides with Rhône-Alpes written on the side in Large writing.