Top 5 Facts: Alstom AGV

1 – Configurations
The AGV is offered in trainset configurations of 7, 8, 10, 11 and 14 cars. Up to three seven-car trainsets can be bolted together to form one supertrain before detaching later.

2 – Customised
Each AGV trainset is designed basically as a hollow tube that operators can then fit out. Areas for leisure, work, meetings, reading and rest can all be installed accordingly.

3 – Connected
AGV trains are equipped with an Ethernet backbone. This delivers both on-board internet as well as Wi-Fi and a host of multimedia services. The system is also modular.

4 – Peaceful
The driver’s cabin has been optimised for noise reduction, with the result of intensive acoustic studies bringing levels within the cab down to 78dB at 330km/h (205mph).

5 – Savings
Each AGV delivers energy savings of 15 per cent compared to older models. This is due to a reduction in weight, the number of bogies (wheel trolleys) and reduced aerodynamic drag.