First Domestic Train Services Started

first domestic diesel train set Anatolia
first domestic diesel train set Anatolia

The first trains began to locals: Turkey Wagon Industry Corporation (TÜVASAŞ) in Adapazari produced by first domestic diesel train set “Anatolia”, He started his flights with a ceremony between İzmir-Balıkesir-Bandırma. Balikesir Governor Ahmet Turhan said at a ceremony held at the Train Station that transportation facilities in one place were directly proportional to development and development.

When viewed with envy to go to foreign countries, the amount of high-speed trains used Turhan stated that expands network in Turkey, Balikesir, recently told it would take its share.

Pointing out that the introduction of domestic production trains is proud, Turhan said, “If there is an investment in Balıkesir today, especially if foreign capital is coming, the railway has a big impact. It is a great advantage to have rail transportation to the ports. ”

AK Party Deputy Chairman Ahmet Edip Uğur, on the other hand, wished that the domestic trains that will operate between İzmir and Bandırma will be beneficial to Balıkesir. Emphasizing that the train sets imported from abroad were produced with domestic facilities in the country, Uğur said that wagons, locomotives and rails are domestic manufacture. Touching on the importance of developments such as the Balıkesir Logistics Village Project and the introduction of the high-speed train for the region, Uğur said:

“With these studies, Balıkesir becomes a province at the crossroads of railways. Balıkesir, which connects Istanbul to İzmir by highways, divided roads, will be located at the crossroads of railways, as well as the city at the crossroads of highways. Logistics village adds a special importance to Balıkesir. All products to be exported to Europe from İzmir, Manisa and Afyonkarahisar will be able to reach Bandırma via Balıkesir and then to Europe at a low cost. Our country will further develop with the divided railroads like divided highways. ”

TCDD İzmir Regional Manager Selim Koçbay stated that there was a historical day in Bandırma-Balıkesir-İzmir transportation and explained that the local diesel train set “Anatolia” started its flights on this line.

Turkey's high-speed train technology to the world with 8 and emphasized that the 6th country in Europe Koçbay, TCDD, while high-speed and high-speed train projects that implement logistics park projects, on the other hand, for many years conducted renovation work in untouched lines told.

Expressing that the locomotive, wagon and generator units are gathered in a single set thanks to the domestic train sets, Koçbay said, “The 17-passenger train sets costing 4 million lira can speed up to 140 kilometers per hour. Sets of 4 have a capacity of 256 seats passengers. The latest technology is used to provide maximum passenger comfort. ”

Construction of the high-speed train project between Afyonkarahisar-Izmir expressing the start of Koçbay, at the same time the Bursa-Balıkesir-Izmir high-speed train line continued the feasibility studies.

After the speeches, Turhan traveled to Yeniköy station in Balıkesir-Bandırma direction with “Anadolu”, where they visited Uğur and Koçbay and other guests. Turhan and Uğur greeted the citizens at Balıkesir Train Station from the trainer's cabin of the train.


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