A signing ceremony was held with Hyundai Rotem company for the purchase of 40 electric train sets to İZBAN.

Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım stated that the 40 new train set to be taken for İZBAN will be delivered after 2 year after year and in this process, the vehicles prepared for Marmaray gave instructions to reinforce this line.

A signing ceremony was held with the South Korean Hyundai Rotem company in İZBAN General Directorate for the purchase of 40 electric train sets to the urban rail public transportation system İZBAN in İzmir.

Speaking at the ceremony, Yıldırım thanked İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD General Directorate on behalf of Izmir residents for their harmonious work in the realization of İZBAN, which serves 160 thousand Izmir residents a day.

Stating that the Izmir suburban system will continue until Bergama in the north and Selçuk in the south, the line will exceed 150 kilometers, the work has begun in the Cumovası-Torbalı section, and even the number of passengers carried has reached 160 thousand per day, but the target number of passengers is 500 thousand.

Lightning, even one-third of the target can not be reached, for this to increase the number of voyages must be increased, the intervals of the intervals should be reduced to 6 minutes, he stressed.

Yıldırım said that new train sets should be reached to reach this goal, TCDD's suburban trains and intercity train services should be integrated with İZBAN.

“When we do these two things, we can easily reach 550 thousand passengers a day. We take the step for the first. The project started with 33 sets, then we reinforced 10 of the train sets we built for Marmaray. Contracts are now signed for 40 sets. We have 2 years ahead of us. There is no benefit from these sets for 2 years. In the meantime, I instructed friends as to whether we can make reinforcements from the vehicles and train sets prepared for Marmaray, they are doing his work. A long time of 2 years. In order not to keep this capacity idle, we must make good use of this time. Our friends will do their best and make an effort to allocate them from existing vehicles until a new train set arrives here. ”

-The speed and ticket integration will increase the frequency of voyages-

Minister Yıldırım, TCDD and İZBAN flights between the time of the ticket and tariff integration to be passed before the instructions, provided that the integration of the frequency of 12 minutes to 6 minutes may be noted. Lightning, so that the number of passengers carried in the morning and evening hours can go to the 2 floor, with the increase of train sets, this time may be shorter and annually 200 million passengers will be able to reach the capacity, he added.

Stating that public transportation systems have developed in İzmir and metro lines have been put into service, Yıldırım said, “The ongoing rail system and new things will have provided a significant relief when İzmir is combined with İZBAN.”

Lightning, South of Korea and Turkey among many that there are special relations half a century ago began blood brotherhood that continued to grow today, South Korea's automotive, rail that system and infrastructure projects in Turkey comes to strategic partner position, these contracts stressed that this is proof.

The construction of train sets domestic contribution rate is 25 percent, it will gradually increase, all of the recent train set made would be expressing Lightning in Turkey, Hyundai Rotem Company from loved Izmir deputies as the words they want the provision of the firms in Izmir's local contribution to the trainset.

- "Efforts are being made to sign a free trade agreement"

Sangkyu Lee, South Korean Ambassador to Ankara, said that the understanding of historical cooperation between the two countries has increased exponentially with the agreements signed in recent years. Ambassador Sangkyu Lee drew attention to the contacts of Presidents Lee Myung-Bak in Ankara in February and underlined that the blood brotherhood between the two countries was converted into a strategic partnership.

It context made again of a time before the cut nuclear cooperation talks and stating that discussed the issue of establishing a nuclear power plant in Turkey Sangky Lee, the free trade agreement between the two countries in talks in Ankara, also said he discussed the administration speeds.

Ambassador Sangkyu Lee, said:

”I received a news from Seoul. They herald that the negotiations were successful. When Prime Minister Erdogan attends the Nuclear Security Summit to be held later this month in Seoul, efforts are made to sign this agreement (free trade agreement). We expect this agreement to come into effect next year. ”

TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman stated that Egeray and the operator of the system, İZBAN, were implemented with exemplary cooperation of the ministry, TCDD and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, and that they continue their efforts to expand the service without sacrificing quality and comfort.

Contracts will be doubled in izban the carrying capacity of the new train sets made of, so that records will become one of Turkey's largest rail systems Karaman, in the domestic industry for the next process in the system reported that production started.

Karaman stated that Hyundai Rotem, who made the best offer with 340 million lira for the purchase of the train set, won the tender and that the first 3 of the trains will be delivered in 20 months, 17 of them will be delivered in the following 7 months, and the remaining 20 will be delivered in the other 7 months. If that's produced in Turkey, however local industry sources said the amount of 25 million will be transferred.

Karaman, in addition to the 25 per cent local content in the project Denizilik of Transportation and Communications Minister Binali bodies of the party last set through interviews with companies with Yildirim also stressed that the directive will be confirmed in Turkey.

Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Aziz Kocaoğlu emphasized that with the will of the central government and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister Yıldırım, TCDD General Manager Karaman and their suburban system embody many firsts.

IZBAN General Manager Ismet Duman, İZBAN voyages 18 50 million passengers per month, reached the 75 thousand passengers per day 150 voiced by specifying the voyage, the 8 minutes to the 6 minutes to reduce the minute reported.

Hyundai Rotem Senior Manager Min-Ho Lee said that the new trains delivered will contribute to the transportation of İzmir.

Environment and Urbanism Minister Erdogan Bayraktar wished the system to be auspicious.

On the other hand, Minister Yıldırım spoke English with Hyundai Rotem Senior Manager Min-Ho Lee, whom he met for a short while before the ceremony, and asked for the trains to be delivered on time in accordance with the contract. Lightning, the entire train set if the delivery of jokes made at the direction to be produced in Turkey.

Following the speeches, a contract was signed with South Korean Hyundai Rotem company for the purchase of 40 electric train sets to İZBAN.

-What can you do?

In the tender held by İZBAN on October 10, 2011, Hyundai Rotem made the lowest offer with 40 million lira for the purchase of 340 train sets. With the new train sets, even the number of trains running will increase to 73. It is stated that the train sets, which are 70 meters long and consist of 3 wagons, will be 2 horsepower and are designed to be able to speed up to 300 kilometers per hour.

Source : I www.gercekgundem.co

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