Minister Karaismailoğlu, TÜRASAŞ Sakarya Regional Directorate, which has produced 2 thousand 300 passenger wagons and 38 thousand 490 passenger wagons for TCDD Transportation so far, has made a significant contribution to the national economy while saving Turkey from being dependent on foreign sources in the field of rail vehicles.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, who attended the Gebze-Darıca Metro TBM Ceremony, said in his speech, “Our metro line, whose transportation speed will be 80 km per hour, will serve 330 thousand passengers in one day when it is first opened. With the project, we will create an important alternative to the road transportation between Gebze Organized Industrial Zone and Gebze-Darica districts. Our Gebze OSB-Darıca Coastal Metro Line will also be connected to Marmaray at the Gar Station," he said.
Karaismailoğlu, who later visited TÜRASAŞ Sakarya Regional Directorate, received information about the works from the factory officials. Karaismailoğlu said that they received information about national projects, which are among the most important projects in the history of the Republic, which will accelerate the development of rail systems.
“The Total Number of Cargo Transported on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Exceeded 1 Million Tons.”
Pointing out that the railway has a special meaning among the investments they have made in every field of transportation as the Ministry, Karaismailoğlu said, “For this reason, we are very happy that our projects have been completed one by one and that the works have made significant progress. A short time ago, we examined the ongoing construction works in the Balıseyh region of the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train line. As of last week, the total number of freight transported via the line in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project exceeded 1 million tons. Today, a freight train departing from China can change continents via Marmaray and reach its address in Europe without using any other mode of transportation.” he said.
Explaining that they continue to work excitedly to take the big steps they took in the railway, thanks to the "Railway Reform" they announced last year, Karaismailoğlu stated that it is a source of pride for them to see that Sakarya has become an important center in the region and the country, with their railway investments.
“TÜRASAŞ Pioneers Very Important Projects”
Emphasizing that TÜRASAŞ has transformed Turkey into a strong actor in the rail systems sector all over the world with its experience of more than 100 years in the sector and nearly 4 thousand qualified manpower, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:
“TÜRASAŞ, formed by the merger of TÜLOMSAŞ, TÜDEMSAŞ and TÜVASAŞ, leads very important projects on the way to national economy and national independence. With the National Electric Train Set (EMU), Electric Mainline Locomotive (E5000), Hybrid Locomotive, Dual Locomotive and original engine projects, which we aim to start mass production in the last quarter of this year, as well as the National Commuter Train Set projects, whose prototype production started this year, TÜRASAŞ is leading our railway reform. it does.
In December 2020, the design and manufacturing works of the first prototype set of the National Electric Train Set Project within the scope of domestic and national projects were carried out within the body of TÜRASAŞ Sakarya Regional Directorate. Following the prototype production and factory tests of the National Electric Train Set, which reaches a speed of 160 kilometers per hour, road tests began. After that, navigational safety and comfort tests will be carried out under the control of an accredited institution. We will put our train into the service of our nation this year.”
“The Design Process Continues in the National Electric High Speed Train Project with a Speed of 225 Kilometers per Hour”
Karaismailoğlu stated that the design process continues in the National Electric High Speed Train Project, which will reach a speed of 225 kilometers per hour, and said, “Design studies continue in the Gaziray (Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Suburban Project), whose tender was won by the knowledge gained from this project. As you can see, we are working with the motivation and enthusiasm of the first day for the holistic development of Turkey with our plans and projects targeting 2003, 2023 and 2053 with our ongoing actions since 2071. All these efforts; To transform the new Turkey, which acts on the principle of national independence and national economy, into a global power and one of the world's leading logistics centers.” he said.
“We aim to increase the share of domestic production in the project to 80 percent”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that TÜRASAŞ Sakarya Regional Directorate, which has produced 2 thousand 300 passenger wagons for TCDD Tasimacilik and carried out maintenance, repair, revision and modernization of 38 thousand 490 passenger wagons, has saved Turkey from being foreign-dependent in the field of rail vehicles and has made significant contributions to the national economy. .
Karaismailoğlu noted that as of 2021, 95 Sets of National Electric Train (EMU) orders for 19 vehicles have been received and purchasing activities have been started for the mass production process.
Pointing out that TÜRASAŞ also gained the ability to produce aluminum vehicle bodies with the production of National Train, Karaismailoğlu stated that an automation system was also established that enables the production of bogie chassis with robotic welding systems.
“We aim to increase the share of domestic production in the project to 60 percent with the mass production of the National Electric Train Set, which has a local rate of 80 percent in our project.” Minister Karaismailoğlu said that in TÜRASAŞ Sakarya Regional Directorate, sleeper and VIP sleeper project studies are continuing to meet the needs of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ, that the production of 5 VIP and 12 sleeping wagons will be completed this year, as well as in Eskişehir and Sivas Regional Directorates. He said that very important works are continuing increasingly.
“We are working hard to become the leading country in the region of passenger transportation”
Pointing out that as the Ministry, they continue to weave the country's railway network, Karaismailoğlu said:
“While doing this, we produce all the machinery and equipment needed by our railways in our country with national and domestic resources. With the advantage of our geopolitical position, it is working hard to become the leading country in its region in freight and passenger transportation on the east-west line 'Silk Railway' Middle Corridor; We are making efforts to prioritize our country as an advantageous transit point on the railway line stretching from Beijing to London. We had attached the golden ring of this line with the Istanbul Marmaray railway crossing. We continue on our way to make Turkey the 'playmaker' of the global railway network.”