The Thalys PBKA is a TGV variant ordered and operated by Thalys between its namesake cities Paris, Brussels, Cologne (German: Köln) and Amsterdam, forming the abbreviation PBKA. The sets have eight carriages and are 200 m (656 ft) long.

They were intended to be Thalys’ sole rolling stock, but their extreme cost and complexity led SNCF to order a simpler sister class, the Thalys PBA, a TGV Réseau derivative, with which they can work in multiple.

All of the trains are quadri-current, capable of operating under 25 kV 50 Hz AC (LGVs and a part of the French lignes classiques), 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC (Germany), 3 kV DC (Belgium) and 1.5 kV DC (the Netherlands and the remainder of the French lignes classiques).

Manufacturer: Alsthom (France)

Years of production: 1996—2002

Production: 17 trainsets

Capacity: 377 seats

Power: 3680 kW

Max speed: 310 km/h

Empty weight: 350 t

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