Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the Fire Fighting and Rescue Wagon, produced with domestic and national facilities, has the capacity of 6 fire trucks and said, “We will be able to intervene in forest fires not only on railways, but also in places where we cannot reach by road and where the railway line passes. While responding to the fire, at the same time, the cargo, passengers and personnel in the wagon subject to the accident will be secured with the rescue equipment it has.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu attended the delivery ceremony of the Fire Fighting and Rescue Wagon produced at TÜRASAŞ Eskişehir Factory. Noting that they are working hard to increase the rate of locality and nationality in the production of railway vehicles, Karaismailoğlu said that designing and producing the critical components of rail system vehicles with national means is their most important priority. Karaismailoğlu, “In this context; The design and production of critical components in rail system vehicles, the start of mass production of the national electric train and locomotive in 2022, the completion of the prototype of the national high-speed train in 2023, including the design and production of metro, tram, and all the rail system vehicles and critical subcomponents that our country needs are designed and produced. We aim for a TÜRASAŞ”.
FIRE EXTINGUISHING AND RESCUE WAGON IS MANUFACTURED WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL FACILITIES
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they carried the service quality even higher with the Fire Fighting and Rescue Wagon that TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ needed and delivered, pointed out that the Fire Fighting and Rescue Wagon was produced with domestic and national means. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu said, “With our wagon, we aim to minimize possible losses and damages in accidents that may occur during the transportation of oil and derivatives on railways, possible derailment, fire, leakage and explosion. In this respect, our ability to intervene in accidents that may occur in railway tunnels will also increase. With our Fire Fighting and Rescue Wagons, we will be able to intervene in forest fires not only on railways, but also in places that we cannot reach by road and where the railway line passes. While responding to the fire, at the same time, the cargo, passengers and personnel in the wagon subject to the accident will be secured with the rescue equipment it has. Our Fire Fighting and Rescue Wagon has a total capacity of 72 tons of water and foam, and an average of 6 fire trucks. With the remote-controlled monitors on this wagon, it can spray water 100 meters ahead of its location. It can also generate its own energy. He will be able to take part in all operations day and night.”
WE RELEASED THE RAILWAYS
Noting that the railways have meanings beyond just being a transportation system in Turkey's transportation history, Karaismailoğlu said, “The railways are a strategic part of the transportation network in these lands with economic, social, historical and cultural importance. After the first years of the Republic, we restored the railways, which were neglected until 2003, during our governments. We allocated 1 billion liras of the 670 trillion 382 billion liras we spent on the development of our country in the field of transportation and communication for railway investments. With our railway investments, we created an employment effect of 1,7 million in our country. After the pandemic, we increased our freight shipments by 10 percent and our international transportation potential by 24 percent. We aim for at least 2022 percent increase in 6. Throughout the country; Our work continues intensively on a total of 4 kilometers, of which 407 kilometers are high-speed trains and 314 kilometers are conventional lines. We opened 4 of our logistics centers, which we planned as 721, across the country. We are developing our domestic and national railway industry, where our R&D studies continue, day by day. While we plan to increase the freight transport rate of railways to 26 percent in 13, we foresee it to be 2023 percent in 5 and 2035 percent in 20. We will also increase the passenger transport rates on our railways above 2053 percent. We are working to ensure that our railway network length is 22 thousand 6 kilometers in 2035 and 23 thousand 630 kilometers in 2053. In accordance with the new energy trends of the world, we will provide 28 percent of the total energy need of railways from renewable energy sources. We have been carrying the burden of our country for 600 years with the big family of railways. With all our investments in the period of our governments, we increase the domestic and national rates in the production of motors, locomotives and wagons, along with railway lines. We reduce foreign dependency and make our national economy and national independence even stronger and stronger. In our country, where we continue to weave with iron nets, the enthusiasm of our trains, which are appreciated for their design and modernity on high-speed lines, will be experienced, not black train laments."