Portugal's High Speed Train

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    Alfa Pendular is the name of the pendolino high-speed train of Portuguese state railway company CP (Comboios de Portugal). It connects the cities of Braga, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Santarém, Lisbon, Albufeira and Faro, among others. Its top speed is 220 km/h (136.7 mph). Its tilting technology allows the train to negotiate curves at higher speeds than conventional trains. The combination of the resulting high cornering velocity and the tilting movement of the carriages ensures a dynamic experience.

    The Alfa Pendular high speed train are closely derived from the Giugiaro designed Italian Fiat ETR 460 ‘pendolino’ train. It’s a 6 unit EMU (electrical multiple unit). The traction engines develop 4,0 MW. The bogies had to be redesigned for operation on Portugal's broad gauge track. The trains were assembled by Alstom at the Portuguese Amadora plant. (Wikipedia)

    Bay Photographic, Spurtje, msotelo1971, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Fr Antunes 91 months ago | reply

      Esta foto foi convidada para o grupo ILUSTRAR PORTUGAL

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    2. moggie68 91 months ago | reply

      Finnish State Railroads (VR) uses Pendolinos on the fastest lines. They bear a model number S220 and their VR-designation is Sm3.

    3. A guy with A camera 91 months ago | reply

      Very nice, it looks endless!

    4. Tiago Duarte (Tiago2324) 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called CP 4000, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Anon Mouse 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called High Speed Trains Inc, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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