SNCF Class B 81500

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The B 81500, also known as BGC, is the dual power version of autorail à grande capacité (AGC).


In 2002 Bombardier wins the tender for the autorail à grande capacité, which replaces the former locomotive-hauled TER. This Triebzugserie is the largest single order in the history of the SNCF. Only the new type trains Régiolis and Bombardier Regio2N will be ordered in larger quantities (delivered from 2013 ). The AutoRail à grande capacité is also available in three other versions: Z 27500 Electric version ( ZGC ), X 76500 diesel version ( XGC ) and B 82500 hybrid version (Diesel, 1500 V and 25 kV 50 Hz ) ( BBGC / BiBi ).

The B 81500 is available as a three-part and four-part train. In the SNCF are 59 four -piece and three-piece 126 trains in operation. The B 81500 can drive on electrified lines, as well as on non-electrified lines. Trains run electrically under 1.5 kV DC, 25 kV 50 Hz AC power the trains with diesel engines. The B 82500 series, which is very similar, can electrically drive under 25 kV 50 Hz. These trainsets were ordered through the regions of Aquitaine, Burgundy, Centre, Languedoc -Roussillon, Limousin, Midi -Pyrénées, Provence -Alpes- Côte d' Azur, Poitou -Charentes and Rhone Alpes for use as TER.


  • TER Aquitaine Bordeaux (27 trains on 7 June 2011)
  • Dijon Perrigny TER Bourgogne (37 trains on 7 June 2011)
  • TER Limousin Limoges (12 trains on 7 June 2011)
  • Lyon- Vaise TER Rhône -Alpes ( 42 trains on 7 June 2011)
  • Marseille- Blancarde TER Provence-Alpes -Cote d' Azur (36 trains on 7 June 2011)
  • Saintes TER Poitou -Charentes (13 trains on 7 June 2011)
  • TER Toulouse Midi -Pyrénées ( 18 trains on 7 June 2011)


B 81600 in the Pessac train station.

B 81543/81544 between Lyon and Saint- Germain.


A BGC in the design of the Languedoc -Roussillon region