Specifications [ BR Class 373 EMU (Eurostar e300 / TGV TMST) ]
GEC Alsthom - France / La Brugeoise et Nivelles - Belgium
France; United Kingdom
1992 - 1996
22.2m | 72.7 ft
NOTE: May include length of entire train set
(1,600,274 lb | 800 US Tons)
GEC Alsthom GTO-VVVF: 25 kV 50 Hz AC; 3,000 V DC; 1,500 V DC; 750 V DC third rail (contact shoes); typically accessed via overhead line with Pantograph assembly.
Engine / Drive Source
12 x Brush TM2151B asynchronous three-phase AC.
Traction Motor / Sets
Rated Output Power
(Loco Facing Left)
BR Class 373 - Base Series Designation.
TGV TMST ("TransManche Super Train") - Alternative designation.
Eurostar e300 - Alternative designation.
PS1 (Pre-Series 1) - Initial production form out of Belfort in 1992; 2 power cars, 7 coaches used in testing.
PS2 (Pre-Series 2) - Second pre-series form of May 1993; full-length testbed.
Class 373/1 - Version built as BR, NMBS, and SNCF sets for Eurostar, IZY, and SNCF.
Class 373/2 - Version built for BR North as London set for Eurostar.
Unit No.373999 - Spare powercar; single example to Eurostar.