Shaking hands with Siemens in 2018, TCDD will receive 12 high-speed trains from the technology giant. Siemens started deliveries slowly and delivered the first set of orders in November and now delivered the second set. The third set will be delivered in February, fourth April and fifth in May. The delivered high-speed train will start service after the tests.
WebteknoAccording to the news from Eray Kalelioglu; CD TCDD has ordered 12 high-speed trains to Siemens and the technology giant has been working on this train for a while. Siemens delivered the first high-speed train set in November and now successfully delivered the second set. Moreover, Siemens; will continue to deliver high-speed train sets in February, April and May.
The trains are delivered to Turkey, and then begins to serve the nearly 2-month test period. In fact, the first high-speed train set delivered by Siemens in November has already been completed. According to the statements made by the authorities, the high-speed train, whose tests have been completed, will be put into service by the end of January and will begin to transport passengers between Ankara and Konya or between Ankara and Istanbul.
If the tests of the second high-speed train delivered are also successful, a new high-speed train will soon be in service. According to some sources, Turkey is worried a great interest in recent years and the increasing demand for high-speed train will be met with the new start time of the train.
According to the agreement between Siemens and TCDD, the delivery of 12 high-speed trains will be completed by the end of 2020. The process will be held in months. With the completion of the process and the completion of the remaining 10 high-speed trains, the TCDD will have a total of 31 high-speed trains.