French Alstom's Middle East and Turkey General Manager Sougoufar stating that Turkey's railway transport has a unique position in the "Both local as well as opportunities for our users, we closely follow the main line operator. We are ready to invest in Turkey, "he said.
According to the news from Turkey Ömer Can Fly newspaper; "For the past 18 years to 169,2 billion pounds investing in Turkey railways, railway comes to the core countries in the transport case. Iron Silk Road called Central Corridor through the side of the freight train made with blocks between China and Turkey as demand for transit through Turkey between China and Europe is growing with each passing day. French Alstom's Middle East and Turkey General Manager of Mama Sougoufar Turkey's railway stating that it has a unique position in the freight "Turkey, Baku-Kars-Tbilisi regional line cutting through the center of the Iron Silk Road provides uninterrupted cargo transportation between Europe and China takes place. As Alstom, we are always focused on supporting the Ministry of Transport and TCDD in the development of the railway network with our advanced technologies. We closely monitor the market and opportunities for both our inner-city and mainline users. To invest in Turkey and we are ready to contribute to the development of the railway sector, "he said.
Giving information about his projects in Turkey, Sougoufara said: We have been in Turkey since 1950. In addition to metro vehicles and the Taksim-4 Levent metro line in Turkey, we provide TCDD with electric multiple series (EMU) and locomotives, making significant contributions to transportation in Turkey. In 2012, Alstom moved its Africa, Middle East and Central Asia (AMECA) Regional Headquarters to Turkey. Our Istanbul office; It is the AMECA Regional Center for supply, signaling, turnkey and infrastructure projects. The activities of the regional center include tender management, project management, engineering, procurement, training and maintenance engineering services throughout the region. In addition, we design, manufacture, install, install, test, commission, train and maintain the signaling, communication and energy supply systems of the Eskişehir-Kütahya-Balıkesir Line, which is a main line of 328 kilometers. In addition to all these, we have recently implemented our APS system, a continuous energy supply system at ground level, on the 14 kilometer Eminönü-Alibeyköy tram line consisting of 10,1 stations. The 9-kilometer section of the tram line between Balat and Alibeyköy was officially opened on January 1, 2021. Commercial operation was started on January 4, 2021. With this development, as Alstom, more reliable transportation solutions to Turkey kazanWe are confident that we will rise.
Sougoufar also announced that they will bring to Turkey with cooperation with ASELSAN the ETCS onboard equipment.
THE RAILWAY HAS BEEN GROWING INSTANTLY FOR 30 YEARS
Stating that the railroad industry has shown a long-term and consistent growth over the last 20-30 years, Sougoufara said, “According to UNIFE's 2020 World Railway Market Survey, the industry has grown at an annual rate of 2017 percent since 3,6. the growth consists largely of investments in railway vehicles, infrastructure and rail control. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it led to a decrease in transport volumes in 2020. The reduced passenger and freight volumes also resulted in the postponement of projects. However, as the populations of countries evolve towards more urbanization and environmental policies towards electric transportation, the underlying demand for transportation remains intense. I believe that the railroad industry will rapidly recover and maintain its positive development ”.