Road Tests of the National Electric Train Set to Begin at the End of August

factory tests of the national electric train set started
factory tests of the national electric train set started

Turkey's first indigenous design and production process of the national electric train set was completed. With the ceremony held in Sakarya TÜVASAŞ, factory tests of the train, which was put on the tracks, began. Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank stated that the factory tests of the national electric train started and said, “National train sets will enter the service of our nation during the year according to the state of the tests. The next goal is to produce High Speed ​​Train sets that reach over 200 kilometers per hour locally and nationally. ” said.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu noted that the domestic and national electric train will be put on the rails at the end of the year, "We will start passenger transportation in a short time." used the expression.

Turkey Wagon Industry AŞ (TÜVASAŞ) local and national resources to design and manufacture complete factory testing of the domestic electric trains, began with a ceremony held in Sakarya. The program, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Sakarya Governor Cetin Oktay sidewalk, Deputy Minister Mehmet Fatih Kacar, TÜVASAŞ Inc. General Manager Ilhan Kocaarslan and the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Director Ali Ihsan appropriate with the participation It was performed.


Minister Varank, in his speech at the ceremony, stated that the tests of the national electric train started today, “According to the state of the tests, the national train sets will enter the service of our nation during the year. The next goal is to produce High Speed ​​Train sets that exceed 200 kilometers locally and nationally. The competencies gained in the national electric train project will make things much easier in the development of the high-speed train. ” spoke in the form.


Pointing out that after the factory tests, road tests will be carried out on domestic and national electric trains at the end of August, Varank said, “Our train has been on the tracks at the end of May, and factory tests are being started as of today.” said.


Pointing out that the national electric train is a table of pride in every respect, Varank said: “Today, we have reached this level thanks to the aluminum body production, painting and sandblasting facilities that were put into operation last year. This train, designed for intercity travel, can be produced at a 20 percent more affordable cost than its imported counterparts. But more importantly, what makes us very happy is the high localization rate achieved. A tremendous synergy has been achieved with the suppliers. ” found in the description.


Explaining that the annual market volume of the rail systems sector is around 160 billion euros, Minister Varank said, “We aim to make our country a global player in this sector, which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming period. In the next 10 years, we will spend 15 billion euros on rail systems. ” used the expression.


Stating that they provide and will continue to provide serious support to the rail systems sector, Varank said, “In 2015, we launched the first national electric maneuver locomotive developed by TCDD and its affiliates with TÜBİTAK institutes. Thus, we have completely eliminated our country's dependence on abroad in maneuver locomotives. ” he spoke.


Minister Varank stated that they aimed to bring the first national outline locomotive with 2017 kilowatts with another project, which was launched in October 5000, in 2022, by establishing the Rail Transport Technologies Institute under the partnership of TÜBİTAK and TCDD, and developing the technologies that meet their own needs and then developed them. He said becoming a country exporting technologies.


Pointing to the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, Varank said, “Projects that inspire and excite us in the fields of diagnostic kits, vaccination and medicine are continuing. We have factories opened even during the epidemic period, and entrepreneurs who bravely pursue new businesses. ” he spoke.


Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu said that at the end of this year, domestic and national electric train will be put on the tracks, “We will start passenger transportation in a short time. We are determined to continue our leap forward with the production of our domestic and national vehicles in railway technology. Our goal is to become Turkey's rail system is an important tool in the production centers. " he spoke.


Explaining that domestic and national train sets are produced with an operating speed of 160 kilometers per hour and a design speed of 176 kilometers, Karaismailoğlu said, “It has the characteristics to meet the demands and expectations at a high level in terms of passenger satisfaction and comfort, especially in the safety of navigation. The total seat capacity of a set of 5 vehicles is 324 and two of them are reserved for disabled passengers. ” said.


The first tests of the train in Sakarya, road trials will start in August. ASELSAN produced the continuity component with the control system of the train with a capacity of 324 passengers. The national electric train will be able to reach 160 kilometers per hour.

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