Sakarya Adapazari in Turkey Wagon Industry Corporation of the district (TÜVASAŞ) visiting Karaismailoğlu, General Manager Ilhan Kocaarslan received information about the studies.
Then, Karaismailoğlu, who visited the factory, examined the national electric train set whose design and design was finished.
Karaismailoğlu Minister, in a statement to reporters, Turkey's first electric train set of local and national design and manufacturing process is complete, the end of the year would begin to serve the rails.
Stating that the train will be put on the tracks and the tests will be started as soon as possible, Karaismailoğlu said:
We will start operating and carrying passengers this year. Within the scope of the project, we first established the infrastructure. The aluminum body production, painting and sandblasting tests of our train were commissioned in 2019.
The design speed of the first train set produced was planned as 176 kilometers per hour and the operating speed as 160 kilometers. We are also working on the domestic high-speed train, which can reach operating speeds of 225 kilometers per hour. Our young friends in R&D focused heavily on this after finishing our train. ”
National Train Undertook the Locomotive Duty in the Development of Domestic Industry
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the national train plays the role of locomotive in the development of the domestic industry and expressed that they prioritize passenger safety and comfort in the train.
Stating that the seat capacity of a set of five vehicles is 324, Karaismailoğlu said, “We reserved two of them for our disabled passengers. There will also be special sections for our disabled citizens in our train. We used ergonomic passenger seats in the sets we produced. We equipped our train with security and control, monitoring, automatic stop, fully automatic air conditioning, fire warning, audio and visual passenger information and camera systems. Despite all these features, our prototype set was 20 percent more economical than its counterparts. We continue our efforts to lower costs. ” he spoke.
Expressing that they are working day and night, and that all precautions and safety are taken in order to avoid any problems in the project calendars, Karaismailoğlu stated that they continue to work in all construction sites and factories in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health Science Board, told.
Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that they have taken very important steps for the formation of the national industry on railways in the last 18 years, and continued as follows:
“We will take much more important steps. We experience the pride of making a national train with every part and process from design to implementation, safety to comfort in the railway sector with all our colleagues. Our national electric train set will be offered to the service of our citizens under the leadership of our President after completing the factory and road tests. We will experience this righteous pride and happiness together with our nation.
Our domestic national train project, this production, branding and exporting value is the most important example of our goals. We would like to thank our President once again, who targeted us, encouraged us, never separated his support, and gave us strength in our works in all transportation modes, including our land, air, rail and sea routes. We sincerely thank all our managers, colleagues and workers. They are such a pride to our country.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they will visit TÜVASAŞ again on June 29 and said, “I hope we will start factory tests with all our friends. After that, on 30 August (Sakarya-TÜVASAŞ) we will have a ceremony and hopefully start the rail and road tests. Then, I hope we will start operating before the end of the year and carry passengers. We will live this pride together with all our friends. We are on the eve of very beautiful days. After our 160 km train is finished, I hope our friends work with great devotion for our 225 km high train sets. We will see his signs as soon as possible and share him with you here. I thank all my friends. ” used expressions.