Category:British Rail Class 373

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Main Wikipedia article: British Rail Class 373
English: The British Rail Class 373 train is an electric multiple unit which operates the Eurostar service from London Saint Pancras to France and Belgium. The train is essentially a long TGV, modified for use in the United Kingdom and in the Channel Tunnel. Differences include the smaller cross-section, to fit within the constrictive British loading gauge; British-designed asynchronous traction motors; and extensive fireproofing in case of fire in the tunnel. It was known as the TGV TransManche Super Train (TMST; i.e. "Cross-channel Super Train") during development up until start of service in 1993. Some shorter 16 carriage units are known as the TGV North of London (NOL) due to their initial planned affectation to the East Coast Main Line.

Class 373 is its allocation under the TOPS classification system in use in the United Kingdom. In France, it is known as the series 373000 TGV.

The bulk of the units are operated by Eurostar International Limited (EIL), whereas some were also operated by SNCF, and some were operated by GNER. See British Rail Class 373 for details which TMST numbers were in use by a certain operator at a certain time.
British Rail Class 373 
Eurostar at St Pancras railway station.jpg
electric multiple unit that operates Eurostar's high-speed rail service
Instance of rolling stock class
Subclass of electric multiple unit
Location France
Owned by
  • Eurostar
  • Eurostar
  • La Brugeoise et Nivelles
  • Alstom
Authority control
Blue pencil.svg

See also[edit]

Media in category "British Rail Class 373"

The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total.