Siemens Mobility completes delivery of high-speed trains for operation in Turkey
Siemens Mobility has completed the delivery of high-speed trains for operation in Turkey. After Siemens completes the delivery of the Velaro Turkey high-speed trains ahead of schedule, the entire Velaro fleet is expected to be available for commercial services from June 2021.
Siemens Mobility has announced that it has completed the delivery of the Velaro high-speed trains ordered by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) between 2013 and 2019. The entire Velaro fleet is expected to be available for commercial services from June 2021, informs Railway Supply magazine, citing Global Railway Review.
“Delivering the last train in Turkey’s Velaro fleet ahead of schedule marks an important milestone in our partnership with Turkish State Railways,” said Albrecht Neumann, General Manager, Rolling Stock Division, Siemens Mobility. “Designed for the global marketplace, our proven high-speed trains enhance the passenger experience while providing comfort and convenience. We are proud to be contributing to a project that significantly develops Turkey’s infrastructure and allows people in this large country to travel at high speeds with low CO2 emissions. ”
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey, stated that the last 12 high-speed trains ordered from Siemens Mobility have been delivered to Ankara: “These trains will be used on a 1213 km high-speed line and on railway lines that are still under construction and will soon put into operation “. Trains will connect Ankara with Konya and Eskisehir. In the future, it is planned to build an additional railway line to Istanbul with a total length of 533 km.