National Train Project Presentation Ceremony

National Train Project Promotion Ceremony: TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman stated that TCDD was determined as the main responsible for the National Train Project and said, “In the National Train Projects, 280 scientists, 1056 engineers, 520 technical and administrative experts “A total of 1856 people will work”.
In his speech at the promotion ceremony of the National Train Project, Karaman stated that they held the first meeting for the project on 11 October 2012, and as a result of the meetings, four different themed National High Speed ​​Train, National Electric and Diesel Train Set, National New Generation Freight wagon He said that they formed a working group.
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım said that the national trains that he will produce with his own mind and idea will be on the rails in 2018.
TCDD in Turkey's history, culture and even stating that an institution with the symbols of independence, the development of such an institution to ignore, stressing not be said of the miss. 11 years describing a step threw to solve the problems of the institution Lightning, despite 150 years of railway history in Turkey before, rails, trusses, beams, failed to produce fasteners and said he had to get outside. Steps taken results in today Turkey's own rail, traverse the scissors, the signal, Anatolia train set, it came to a country that produces raybü stated that the Minister Yildirim, it reminded me as well as the establishment of factories for the production of a foreign company with a subway car.
Set in the middle of a $ 1 trillion market of Turkey stated that the Lightning, that Turkey should not take place only in the consumer market, said the step by step so that they form the domestic rail industry. Explaining that it is not possible for TCDD to do this alone, they think that an ecosystem must be created, Yıldırım said that they included many segments, primarily OIZs, and as a result, they had more than 400 stakeholders. Minister Yıldırım emphasized that the national high-speed train, the national electric and diesel sets and the domestic signal system are now being discussed.
Minister Yıldırım said that the National Train Project was not a project that emerged suddenly, it has an 11-year history. Pointing out that they have industry knowledge, university support, project support, R&D support behind them today, Yıldırım said, “We aim to cooperate with everyone on this issue. So to speak, we have the secret of the matter. Do we do, we do. Projects for this have been drawn actively for 1 year, ”he said.
Stating that the interior and exterior design of the National Trains is an original project prepared by completely taking into account the Turkish aesthetics, Yıldırım said, “It would not be rational to say that we will do it all. The important thing is to be the integrator of the business. First of all, all kinds of components to be made with our domestic industry will be done here. TCDD will be a pioneer and make the best use of this ecosystem. Body traction systems, interior equipment, air conditioning system can be done here. Those that cannot be done are taken from outside, ”he said.
Stating that 3 factories of TCDD will take part in the construction of national trains, Minister Yıldırım noted that TÜLOMSAŞ will build the High Speed ​​Train, TÜVASAŞ advanced freight wagons will be made by TÜLOMSAŞ, and the electric and diesel train sets will be TÜDEMSAŞ. Yıldırım said that Istanbul Technical University, Aselsan and 153 private sector companies are solution partners in this project. Yıldırım stated that TÜBİTAK is also involved in R&D, and said that this is a national project.
Yildirim said that the project could be criticized and found:
“Criticisms are also necessary. Saying 'we do this job' is to finish half of the job. We made this claim, there is no reason for this to not happen. While we were saying 'what will happen to these railways, let's close the state' 11 years ago, today we have come to the point where alhamdulillah makes our national train, our signal, all kinds of our vehicles. Our work on railways is not finished yet. There are many projects to be done, such as renewing the lines, building new lines, and creating double lines. National Train is a project crowning them. Now Turkey 'I've got' said, has become a country that turns ideas into products. I would like to thank everyone who contributed."
Minister Yıldırım introduced the locomotives and sets made in TÜLOMSAŞ, TÜDEMSAŞ and TÜVASAŞ, which are affiliated partners of TCDD, which were later on the platform.
Answering the questions of journalists, Yıldırım said on a question that the National Train process started in 2012, projects and types were studied and shared with the public today. Stating that it takes another 5 years to prototypes of the trains and make them ready for commercial use, Yıldırım continued as follows.
“In 2018, the train will be moving on the rails. Let me tell you the added value to be provided with this project; Taking into account Turkey's needs for the next 10 years-speed train line railways made set amount is 100. This means an approximate budget of $ 3 billion. While we will give this budget to the outside, we will ensure that at least 60 percent of it will remain inside with this project. In the shortest term, namely in the 70-year term, it means that there is a minimum saving of 5-2 billion dollars, but beyond this, the economic added value it will create in the countries of the region will be much greater. We haven't calculated this yet. "
Stating that they take into account the needs of the country while preparing the project, Karaman said that they worked with the project partner Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and evaluated the working groups and produced a road map with the results.
In partnership with Karaman, TCDD General Directorate and ITU; Underlining that TCDD was determined as the main responsible, he said:
“TÜLOMSAŞ as the director of the National High Speed ​​Train Project, TÜVASAŞ as the director of the National Electric and Diesel Train Set Project, TÜDEMSAŞ as the executive of the National Freight Wagon Project, and as stakeholders TÜBİTAK, ASELSAN, DATEM, the Anatolian Rail Transportation Systems Cluster in Ankara, which are private sector clusters. ARUS, Eskişehir Rail Systems Cluster RSK was determined.
Working with great enthusiasm to produce our own high-speed train, train sets and freight wagons, this team will be a team that will write its name in the history of the railway in golden letters.
High-Speed ​​Train, electrical sets and freight wagon production and test control processes, Karaman pointed out that they formed 4 project groups and 33 project coordination groups that will work under the groups, 280 scientists, 1056 engineers, 520 technical and a total of 1856 people, including administrative specialists, will work.
Rector of Istanbul Technical University Prof. Mehmet Karaca also expressed great pride in participating in such a project as a partner. The project tests, all standards in the development of their own academic staff, explaining that working. Dr. Karaca stated that they are working with TCDD again in the first national based signal project. Prof. dr. Karaca, railways, universities, said that they create a master's program.

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