The SNCF TGV Sud-Est was a French high speed TGV train built by Alstom and Francorail-MTE and operated by SNCF, the French national railway company. A total of 111 trainsets were built between 1978 and 1988 for the first TGV service in France between Paris and Lyon which opened in 1981.

The trainsets were semi-permanently coupled, consisting of two power cars (locomotives) and eight passenger carriages. The equipment was named after the Ligne à Grande Vitesse Sud-Est (lit. ‘Southeast high-speed line’) that the trains first operated on. The equipment is also called TGV-PSE, an abbreviation of Paris Sud-Est.

In service: 1981–2020
Manufacturer: Alstom/Francorail-MTE
Family name: TGV
Number built: 111
Number in service: 0
Number preserved: 4
Number scrapped: 107
Formation: 2 power cars, 8 passenger cars
Fleet numbers: 01–37, 39–69, 71–87, 89–102, 110–118
Capacity: 350
Operator: SNCF


Power output: 6,800 kW (9,100 hp) @ 25 kV AC, 3,100 kW (4,200 hp) @ 1.5 kV DC
Electric system(s): 25 kV 50 Hz AC, 1500 V DC


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