Signaling tests on high-speed railway section began in Turkey

Turkey is testing the ETCS Level-1 signaling system on Konya-Karaman high-speed traffic section. Testing began on February 8 at Chumra station and will last until March 15, informs Railway Supply magazine citing information from the Turkish state railway.

high-speed railway section
Picture: www.tcdd.gov.tr

The tests began after the completion of the infrastructure works.

During the implementation of the project, it is planned to increase the train speed to 200 km/h and reduce the travel time between Konya and Karaman from 1 hour 15 minutes to 35 minutes.

In addition, work continues to increase the speed on the 135-kilometers section of Karaman – Ulukishla. This line is 73% complete.

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