Within the framework of the modernization of the railways, the high-speed train sets, whose tender works have been brought to the final stage, are counting for use in high-speed train routes.
Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Konya high-speed train project will be used in high-speed train sets of 10 pieces, the countdown has begun work on bringing in Turkey.
According to the information obtained from TCDD General Directorate officials, high speed train sets to be supplied from CAF company located in Spain have a speed of 250 km per hour. One set consists of 419 passengers and 6 wagons. High-speed train sets, which have all kinds of equipment in terms of passenger safety and comfort; vacuum toilet, air conditioner, video TV and music broadcast system, hardware closed circuit video recording system for the disabled, computer controlled diagnostic vehicle control and tracking system.
speed train sets that will be used in two major routes for the first time in Turkey; It will be provided with a 7-year grace, 15-year repayment, with a total of 22-year maturity and a fixed 13 percent interest rate foreign loan.
The train sets will be used in the Ankara-Eskişehir section, which constitutes the 1st stage of the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Project and is planned to be completed in 2006, and the travel time in this section will be approximately 60 minutes. In addition, these sets will be used in the Ankara-Konya High Speed Train Project, whose tender bids will be received in December 2005.