Mass production of the Turkish high-speed electric train will begin in 2022. This was announced by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, who focused on the work carried out by TÜRASAŞ, which reduced Turkey’s foreign dependence on railway vehicles.

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Picture: Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure said: “We have completed tests of the national electric train at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour. We will start serial production in 2022. Next year we will start serial production of the domestic electric locomotive,” he said.

The share of investment in Turkey’s railways has increased from 33 percent in 2013 to 47 percent in 2020,  reports Railway Supply magazine referring to Railly News.

Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said: “We have mobilized resources to modernize our railways and build new high-speed train lines. 213 kilometers of high-speed rail lines have been built. We made our country the 180th high-speed rail operator in the world and the 5th in Europe.»

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