The Eurostar high-speed train at a glance


Name: TGV TMST (Cross-channel Super Train) or Class 373

Manufacturer: Alsthom [now Alstom]

Composition: Two engines and 18 passenger carriages, including two restaurant carriages

Length: 393 metres

Capacity: 750 passengers

Power: The most powerful high-speed train in circulation with power output ranging from 3,400 to 12,240 kW

Power supply: Capable of using four types of current depending on the rail network

Maximum speed: 300 km/h

Size: Width and height adjusted to meet standard British track specifications

Fleet: Eurostar currently operates 27 Class 373 trains