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High-speed trains: a complete portfolio for every need

TGV M reveal in La Rochelle

High- and very-high-speeds trains at a glance

  • Scalable and adaptable
  • Proven technology
  • Reduced operating costs (energy and maintenance)
  • Improved passenger experience
  • Certified in 25 countries, crossing 19 borders

Alstom’s Avelia high- and very-high-speed train range covers maximum operating speeds between 200 km/h and 350 km/h. Models can be either single-deck or double deck, and with or without tilting technology. With a large portfolio, Avelia solutions are the largest offering on the market for high-speed and very-high-speed solutions.

Tailored to needs

With the Avelia range, operators and passengers have the train that precisely matches their requirements, all supported by long-standing experience and proven technology.

SBB Pendolino connects three countries, running from Frankfurt to Milan via Basel. The vehicles are therefore equipped with three different train protection systems
SBB Pendolino connects three countries, running from Frankfurt to Milan via Basel. The vehicles are therefore equipped with three different train protection systems

Avelia trains can be adapted to different track gauges, power supplies, carbody widths and passenger capacities, with a full choice of interiors, seat pitches and ambiances.

Avelia trains are, of course, compliant with local and international regulations (TSI). When running in Europe, trains have embedded ERTMS signalling technology and can work on four different traction power voltages.

Comfort for all passengers

The Avelia range of solutions offers all categories of passengers the perfect journey. Carriages can be produced in standard, first-class and business-class versions, with options for children’s areas, shops, restaurant cars or kitchens. Climate control is efficient in even the most challenging winter environments. Passengers can also enjoy services such as on-board Wi-Fi, electric sockets and reclining seats with individual reading lights, or flexible luggage racks for skis, bicycles and outsize luggage.

Interior design and equipment provide passengers with an exceptional travel experience
Interior design and equipment provide passengers with an exceptional travel experience
Running at speeds of up to 300 km/h (186 mph), trains are fitted with Tiltronix technology in order to take bends faster and thus reduce journey times.

The benefits of Tiltronix

One of Avelia Pendolino and Avelia Liberty’s most characteristic features, Tiltronix, allows trains to tilt into a bend up to 8 degrees. Tilting technology enables 30% higher speeds round bends, resulting in shorter journey times on existing conventional networks, with a minimum of new investment in the infrastructure. Tilting technology also reduces energy losses, as less braking is required before bends.

Lower cost per passenger

With the articulated architecture requiring fewer bogies, the train is lighter. Energy consumption per train is thus lower, reducing operating costs.

With a keen eye on the longer term, Alstom’s engineers designed Avelia trains to be cheaper to own throughout their life cycle. Maintenance factors are incorporated at the design phase of the trains to ensure future reliability and ease of maintenance, with costs further lowered by 10% by applying predictive maintenance techniques.

With a more compact, simplified and rationalized architecture, TGV M, part of Alstom's new Avelia Horizon range, benefits from reduced acquisition and maintenance costs for 20% more capacity.
> 40
years of very-high-speed experience
> 2,900
trains sold in 25 countries
borders crossed
trains sold with Tiltronix technology
  • Avelia Pendolino for NTV (Italy)

    Avelia Pendolino for NTV (Italy)

    26 high-speed trains ordered by NTV in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

  • Zefiro Express for Västtrafik (Sweden)

    Zefiro Express for Västtrafik (Sweden)

    45 high-speed trains with high level of winterization ordered by Västtrafik (Sweden) in 2018

  • Avelia Horizon for SNCF (France)

    Avelia Horizon for SNCF (France)

    100 very-high-speed trains ordered by SNCF in 2018 – optimizing TCO / seat

  • Avelia Liberty for Amtrak (USA)

    Avelia Liberty for Amtrak (USA)

    28 very-high-speed trains meeting specific US requirements, ordered by Amtrak in 2016

  • New generation of Avelia Euroduplex for SNCF

    New generation of Avelia Euroduplex for SNCF

    From 2013 to 2019, SNCF ordered 67 Avelia Euroduplex trains from Alstom in a 3UFC configuration. These trains incorporate a number of innovations in interior design and equipment to provide passengers with an unprecedented travel experience.

  • Avelia Euroduplex for Tangier-Casablanca high speed line

    Avelia Euroduplex for Tangier-Casablanca high speed line

    Alstom supplied ONCF with 12 Avelia Euroduplex for the Tangier-Casablanca railway section (ordered in 2010). The trains will run at 320 km/h between Tangier and Kenitra, the first 180-km long section of the network. Avelia Euroduplex trainsets for Morocco are articulated double-deck trains adapted to specific climate and environment conditions.

  • Avelia Pendolino for PKP

    Avelia Pendolino for PKP

    In 2011, PKP Intercity, in charge of long-distance passenger transport, awarded Alstom a contract to supply 20 Avelia Pendolinos, with full maintenance up to 17 years and the construction of a new maintenance depot. PKP Avelia Pendolinos are configured to run in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria.