Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, reminded that the first of a total of 2018 high-speed train (YHT) sets produced in Germany in 12, as per the contract made with Siemens, was received in November 2019.
Turkey brought 11 Karaismailoğlu a step by step explaining the test of YHT set, with the arrival of Turkish State Railways Transportation set of documents received last YHT YHT fleet has reported that over 31 sets.
Karaismailoğlu said, "The sets will be used on the 1213-kilometer high-speed railway line, which is still being operated, to meet the passenger demand that will increase after the Kovid-19 outbreak, and on the lines that are newly built and will be put into operation." used the expressions.
"30 thousand passengers a day with YHT, then 40 thousand"
Germany operating in Turkey in the manufacture of sets of five Turkish companies by Karaismailoğlu underlines the use of some domestic pieces produced, "5 the YHT sets, we take the company will increase the number of flights trains on our lines at present. We will organize express flights as the number of sets increases. In this way, the time on Ankara-Istanbul and Konya-Istanbul express flights will be reduced by 12 minutes. In addition, the daily number of passengers will reach 30 thousand in the first place and 30 thousand later. " he spoke.
Noting that before the epidemic, 44 thousand passengers were served on the Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Konya, Konya-Eskişehir-Istanbul lines with 48 flights in the winter period and 23 flights in the summer period, Karaismailoğlu said, He noted that a total of 20 YHT flights were made on weekdays and 12 on weekends.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that there are 300 wagons in the new train set, which can reach a speed of 8 kilometers per hour, and said, “Three 'business lounges' with a total capacity of 483 passengers will serve on the train with a capacity of 12 passengers. In addition to this lodge, the business section will have a total capacity of 2 passengers in 1 plus 45 seating order. " found the assessment.
Karaismailoğlu stated that the restaurant, where hot and cold meals and beverages will be sold, has a capacity of 32 passengers.
“Our train with uninterrupted internet access also has a socket. YHT sets are designed as 'disabled friendly', taking into account the needs of disabled passengers. The train, which has two handicapped chair moorings, has informational letters prepared in Braille alphabet for visually impaired passengers. On the platforms, there are also a disabled ramp and an elevator for getting on the trains.
"Domestic and national train works continue"
Reminding that domestic and national train works are also continuing, Karaismailoğlu said that they have implemented many firsts in the railway sector in 18 years.
Stating that very important progress has been made in the railway industry, Karaismailoğlu said, “We were a country dependent on the rail, which is the most basic need of our mind. Today, with our national and domestic railway industry, we have made the materials and vehicles needed by the industry can be produced. Our first domestic electric train set was produced. We will also produce our YHT sets ourselves. Studies on this issue continue very efficiently. " used the expressions.