Special paint was produced for the high speed train: The first of the High Speed Train (YHT) sets, the color model of which was determined as turquoise as a result of the voting carried out by the General Directorate of TCDD, is colored with paint specially produced in Germany.
According to information received from the AA correspondent, TCDD General Directorate of YHT set the color model as a result of voting is painted turquoise first.
Siemens, the first of his 7-speed train sets will produce TCDD after bringing Turkey, did work for turquoise paint supplies. The company, which has difficulties in paint supply, has specially produced paint for YHTs in Germany. The ongoing painting process in Sakarya is expected to be completed within this month, and the turquoise YHT set will soon be put into service on Ankara-Istanbul and Ankara-Konya lines by performing tests.
The company will produce an 6 set for TCDD following this set which will be delivered early in the scope of the contract for YHT sets. The train sets currently used in the Ankara-Konya YHT line are capable of a maximum of 300 kilometers per hour and are being driven at an operating speed of 250 per hour.
It was announced by the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, through Anadolu Agency, that the turquoise color model received the highest vote among 8 options in the voting held to determine the color of the train sets. Minister Yıldırım had also stated that he foresaw the "red-white color model" in the voting.