The first of many high speed train sets began: The first high-speed train sets of turquoise-colored new high-speed train from Siemens were completed by TCDD.
TCDD High Speed Train Regional Manager Abdurrahman Genç told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the existing and ongoing Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-İzmir YHT lines in Ankara-Konya, Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-İstanbul and İstanbul-Konya, Konya-Karaman and He reminded that an order was placed within the scope of the project of procuring 7 very high-speed train sets to be used in Bursa-Bilecik high-speed train lines.
Expressing that the first train set delivered by TCDD from YHT set orders in order to meet the passenger demands started on the Ankara-Konya line, Genç said, “Today, the very high speed train set, which makes its first voyage, has the highest standards among the examples in the world. It is one of the best vehicles available in the world in terms of comfort, safety equipment, travel and vehicle features. We are excited and happy to offer this to the service of our country ”.
Genç, explaining that high speed train sets have the highest standards accepted in the world in terms of security equipment, “The most important difference of this set is that it is included in the very high speed train set group and reaches an operating speed of 320 kilometers per hour. "Our other high-speed train sets reach a speed of 250 kilometers per hour," he said.
Expressing that the very high-speed train set is suitable to work on all lines, Genç said that the construction of the other 6 train sets continues and that the delivery of the other train sets will begin as of the first half of 2016.
"Our new train has a capacity of 444 passengers"
Genç stated that the new train has a capacity of 111 passengers, 333 of which are business class and 444 of which are economy class, and said, “In the YHT set, there is also a restaurant with a seating capacity of 16 people, 2 wheelchair places, passenger information monitors on the wagon ceilings and areas for disabled passengers. There are internal telephones to communicate with the personnel, ”he said.
In the new YHT set, which will increase the service quality in Ankara-Konya travels, the company also emphasizes that travel safety is at the forefront with its speed and comfort. The new YHT set of high technology is equipped with high security systems as in the existing YHT sets.
Expressing that the color of turquoise was selected among 8 different colors as a result of the survey on the TCDD web page regarding the colors of the sets, Genç said that the new YHT set produced in Germany was brought to TÜVASAŞ facilities in Sakarya and painted in turquoise.
"We are assertive about security in YHTs"
Expressing that they are assertive about security in YHTs and that there are two security systems, namely vehicle security and train control system, Genç stated that the necessary measures are taken automatically by the system in case of any negativity that may affect the cruise safety in the vehicle.
Noting any initiative on security, Genç said that the system stopped the train automatically or restricted train movements.
High-speed train lines on both sides of high-security insured under the protection of young people, said:
“We also have security camera monitoring systems with alarms on our lines. Ankara is monitored 24 hours from the center. When there is a threat in any part of the High Speed Train line, an alarm is given and we can automatically stop the traffic from our control center. In addition, every morning we scan the line with guide trains before the passenger starts. At present, we can say that we have no shortcomings, or even more, in the security measures we take on the YHT lines according to the applications in the world. "
"We want the high speed train to become widespread"
Soydan Görgülü, one of the passengers, stated that he always travels with YHT because he studied at the Faculty of Law in Konya. “I bought the first ticket for the new train set. I like the high speed train because it provides fast transportation. It is a clean and spacious environment, ”he said. Expressing that he was going to Konya very quickly, Görgülü requested that the high-speed train be popularized. Görgülü said that he liked the color of the train very much.
Zeynep Çalık also stated that she had traveled by high-speed train before and that she preferred the high-speed train since the day the high-speed train was put into service. Explaining that he went to Konya with his daughter, Çalık said, “Wide, spacious. It is very beautiful, we like it very much and we travel all the time as a family. "I would not be able to bring my fish with me if I went by bus or car, but I was able to take my fish with me by high speed train," he said.
Hülya Aydın explained that she lives in Ankara and frequently travels to Konya by high speed train to meet with her friends. “I am pleased to travel by high speed train. Its development makes us even happier. "I liked the interior and exterior design very much," he said.
Pakistani Ejaz Rasool, on the other hand, stated that they came to Ankara as a police team of 18 people to receive training from Pakistan and that they took the high speed train for the first time to visit Mevlana and said that they found the train very comfortable and comfortable. Rasool stated that they want to see the high speed train in Pakistan.