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Siemens Velaro

Siemens Velaro
Front car of the Velaro RUS, at Innotrans 2008 in Berlin
NameSiemens Velaro
Powertypeelectric
CaptionFront car of the Velaro RUS, at Innotrans 2008 in Berlin
BuilderSiemens
TotalproductionVelaro E: 26
Velaro RUS: 8
CRH3C/CRH380B: 80 plus 180 ordered
Velaro D: 16 ordered
Velaro e320: 10 ordered
UicclassBo′Bo′+2′2′+Bo′Bo′+2′2′ +2′2′+Bo′Bo′+2′2′+Bo′Bo′
Length200 m (656.2 ft)/8 cars with up to 536 seats
200 m (656.2 ft)/8 cars with 601 seats
(Velaro CN)
250 m (820.2 ft)/10 cars with 604 seats
(Velaro RUS)
200 m (656.2 ft)/8 cars with 460 seats
(Velaro D)
Locoweight425 t (1394.4 ft) (Velaro E)
447 t (1466.5 ft)
(Velaro CN)
667 t (2188.3 ft)
(Velaro RUS)
454 t (1489.5 ft) (Velaro D)
Electricsystem 
(Velaro E)
PowersupplyOverhead catenary
CollectionmethodPantograph
Topspeed350 - 380 km/h (1148.3 - 1246.7 0 ), 403 km/h (1322.2 0) max. (Velaro E, CRH380B)
250 km/h (820.2 0), upgradeable to 330 km/h (1082.7 0) (Velaro RUS)
Poweroutput8800 kW (28871.4 hp)
(Velaro E, CRH3),
or 550 kW (1804.5 0) per motor
Tractiveeffort300 kN (984.3 0)
(Velaro E, CRH3, D)
380 kN (1246.7 0) (Velaro RUS)

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Siemens Velaro is a family of high-speed EMU trains used in Europe and China. The Velaro is based on Deutsche Bahn's ICE 3 high-speed trains, but is a full Siemens product unlike the ICE 3 which involved other manufacturers.

Spain's RENFE was the first to order Velaro trains, known as Velaro E, for their AVE network. Wider versions were ordered by China for the Beijing-Tianjin high-speed rail (China Railways CRH3) and Russia for the Moscow Saint Petersburg and the Moscow Nizhny Novgorod routes (Velaro RUS/Сапсан).

In July 2006 a Siemens Velaro train-set (AVE S-103) reached 403.7 km/h (1324.5 0). At that time, this was the world record for railed and unmodified commercial service trainsets.


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