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Many TGV routes are extended beyond the highspeed tracks. This one travels along the Cote d'Azur at La Napoule, a few miles west of Cannes. In France, conventional trains without tilting mechanism may run with up to 7.1 inches of cant deficiency.

© Christian Wenger, used with permission. This picture is originally found at his own homepage. It can be viewed here in its original context. Please note that this is a gallery page without thumbnails, and might need some loading time. If you want to see trains traveling along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, it will be worth the wait.

Unit conversion for text on this page.
7.1 inches of cant deficiency 180 mm of cant deficiency 1.19 m/s2 unbalanced lateral acceleration

Last modified: 2005-04-16