TCDD subsidiaries in Sakarya, Turkey Wagon Industry Co. Stating that the High Speed Train, which was produced with the superior efforts of the Railway Workers and the National Capital, will land on the rails on August 30, in the (TÜVASAŞ) factory, “We will come here again on 29 June and we will start the factory tests with all our friends. After that, we will have a ceremony on August 30 and start rail tests and road tests. Then, we will start operating and transport passengers this year. ”
With the 2020 Investment Program, the provision of High Speed Train Sets from abroad will be stopped, and the way for domestic and national production to be opened further will save rail transportation technologies with high speed and billions of euros for the economy.
It made significant progress for the domestic production of critical technologies and national defense industries in various sectors including Turkey, the commitment by the Year 2020 Investment Program with further reinforces. The decisions regarding the “National Electric Train Set” project included in the Program constitute a remarkable example of this will. The Program, which started a new era in terms of locality and nationality in rail transportation systems, will take further advances in areas such as supporting the domestic industry, reducing technological competence in the areas needed, reducing foreign dependency, and achieving serious economic gains.
Turkey Wagon Industry Joint Stock Company (TÜVASAŞ) National Electric train sets produced maximum speed reaches 160 kilometers. With the decision taken in 2013, TÜVASAŞ, which is assigned to produce national electric train sets, is ready to produce 240 aluminum body vehicles annually. The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, who examined the construction stages of the national electric train sets on site, gave the good news that the High Speed Train produced with domestic and national capital will land on the tracks on August 30.
225 KILOMETERS PER HOUR WILL REACH
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who examined the National Train, made a statement and said, “We are on the eve of a very important agenda for our country and for Sakarya. It is the first time that we witness the final stages of the domestic and National Electric Train set in our country. Hopefully, we will take down the rails and start the tests and carry passengers as soon as possible. We established the first infrastructure within the scope of the project. The aluminum body production, painting and sandblasting facilities of our train were commissioned in 2019. The operating speed of our National Electric train sets is 160 kilometers. In addition, our work is continuing very fast for the domestic high-speed train that can reach 225 kilometers per hour and provide comfortable transportation service to the citizens. Our young friends in R&D focused on this issue. Our suppliers are domestic. Our national train has served as a locomotive in the development of our industry. In our new train, passenger safety and comfort have priority. The total number of seats in a set is 324. We have reserved two of these for our disabled passengers. On the train, which will be in special sections for disabled passengers. We equipped our train with security, automatic stopping, fully automatic air conditioning and camera systems. We continue our efforts to further lower our costs. ”
WORKING WITHOUT DAY AND DAY
Stating that the work continues day and night by prioritizing the health of the employees during the epidemic process, Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “They have worked with the prediction that we have taken our measures day and night in the context of the corona virus outbreak. As the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, our work continued in our construction sites and ministries in line with the suggestions of the Ministry of Health, by prioritizing the health of our employees. Under the leadership of our President, we have taken very important steps for the formation of the national industry on railways in the last 18 years, and we will take much more important steps. We are proud of making a national train with every part and process from the design to the implementation, safety and comfort in the railway sector. ”
RAIL AND ROAD TESTS START ON 30 AUGUST
Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Our domestic national train project is one of the most important targets of branding and exporting. We would like to thank our President who has targeted and encouraged us with transportation notes with our land, air and sea routes and who has never separated their support from us. They thank everyone who worked for the national train, they made us experience this national pride. Hopefully we will come here again on June 29, and we will start factory tests with all our friends. Following this, we will have a ceremony on August 30 and start rail tests and road tests. Subsequently, we will start operating and transport passengers this year as well ”.
“BRAIN” AND “HEART” OF TRAIN ESCROW TO ASELSAN
ASELSAN, which has recently started to transfer its capabilities in defense technologies to the civilian area, is also included in the National Electric Train Set project. Turkey Wagon Industries Inc. supplier (TÜVASAŞ), according to the contract, the Project's Train Control and Management System and Traction Chain System are supplied by ASELSAN. The Train Control and Management System (TKYS), which is described as the “brain” of a train, basically controls the vital functions of the vehicle such as acceleration, deceleration (braking), stopping, door control, passenger passes and lighting, while its comfort-oriented subsystems such as air conditioning and passenger information also manages. TKYS computer designed in a modular structure and has a high level of reliability and reliability; architecture, control, safety and reliability algorithms, hardware and embedded software are developed entirely originally. Traction Chain System (main transformer, traction converter, auxiliary converter, traction motor and gearbox) with elements that qualify as the "heart" of a train. is implemented to provide high efficiency performance with hardware and algorithms.
6 BILLION EUROS GAIN
Currently Turkey's needed from abroad, 106 of the 12 train sets, 5 met with the National Electric Train project. The case of the remaining 89 train sets with local and national facilities to produce approximately 3,5 billion euros will reportedly remain in Turkey. It is stated that this situation will have a multiplier effect in the industry and the said figure will reach 6 billion Euros. In order to achieve this economic gain, the importance of placing orders to TÜVASAŞ is emphasized today. This allows tight timetable with all train set in Turkey encountered thick without being dependent on outside is logged and can be easily met with local and national facility needs.
OFFERS HIGH COMFORT
The national electric train, produced by TÜVASAŞ and whose speed is increased from 160 kilometers per hour to 200 kilometers per hour, is designed with an aluminum body and aims to be a first with this quality. The 5-vehicle set with high comfort features is developed in accordance with the intercity travel. It is also designed to meet all the needs of disabled passengers.