RailPictures.Net Photo: SNCF TGV 726 SNCF TGV Duplex Dasye at Ventabren, France by Jean-Marc Frybourg
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We are on the Mediterranean HST (LGV Méditerranée in French) also called LN5 i.e. "Ligne Nouvelle 5" (New Line number 5). It was opened in June 2001. The picture shows the 1730m / 5676 ft long Ventabren Viaduct located north of Aix-en-Provence. The speed limit is 320kph / 200 mph on a 41km section between Avignon and Aix en Provence. But that section ends further north of Ventraben. On that bridge the trains run around 250-270kph/155-168mph.

This Duplex trainset belongs to the newest "Dasye" sub series. Dasye stands for "Duplex Asynchrone ERTMS", the most up-to-date TGV technology and also the most powerful TGV train sets.
The train goes away from the photographer. At such speeds it is a challenge to press the shutter at the right time and get a decent cropping.
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