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Ten more Velaro high-speed trains for Turkey
Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has ordered ten more Velaro high-speed trains from Siemens. The contract also includes maintenance of the trains for a period of three years. With this order, the Turkish Velaro fleet will grow to 17 trains.

In May 2013, TCDD placed an order with Siemens for a first Velaro-D-based train. A further order for six additional 8-car high-speed trains followed. These first two contracts also cover a maintenance agreement for up to seven years, including spare parts, and the delivery of a driving simulator. To complete the first order, a Velaro was taken from the ongoing Velaro D production, converted for operation in Turkey and delivered within 180 days. The train took on the passenger service between Ankara and Konya on May 24, 2015. Nowadays, all further six trains are also delivered and in passenger service.

These trains connect Ankara with Konya and Eskişehir and have already covered over five million kilometers in passenger service since December 2016 until April 2018, per month the fleet runs about 180,000 kilometer in passenger service. The trains currently operate with an average 76 percent occupancy rate.

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Turkish Velaro fleet will grow to 17 trains

Since the first train was put into operation in December 2016, the in total seven trains were running more than five million kilometers in passenger service. Per month the fleet covers about 180,000 kilometer in passenger service. Our flagship is running here with 99-percent availability. Now, the Turkish State Railways TCDD ordered ten more trains.

Turkish State Railways orders further 10 Velaro high-speed trains

"Our Velaro family is continuing to grow and write new chapters in its unique success story. With its capacity and comfort, the Velaro remains a benchmark for high-speed trains. In Turkey, the train can fully utilize all its strengths and is already proving this in daily operation. Our flagship is running here with 99-percent availability," said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Mobility Division.

The High-Speed train Velaro for Turkey

In May 2013, Turkish State Railways (TCDD) placed an order with Siemens for a first Velaro-D-based train. A further order for six additional 8-car high-speed trains followed. The first train took on the passenger service between Ankara and Konya on May 24, 2015. The delivery for six additional trains is scheduled for 2017. Therefore the new Velaro family member is a unique success story: after Spain, China and Russia, the Velaro returned back to Europe as the Velaro D for the Deutsche Bahn (German Railways). Now the Velaro has been chosen in Turkey.

The High-Speed train Velaro for Turkey

Siemens granted from the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) a contract over six eight-unit high-speed trains from type Velaro. The delivery is planned for 2017. The agreements also contained up to a seven-year maintenance agreement including spare parts and the delivery of a driving simulator.
Since May 2015, the first passenger train has been in passenger service between Ankara and Konya. TCDD awarded the order for this train in May 2013.

The High-Speed train Velaro for Turkey

In May 2013, Turkish State Railways (TCDD) placed an order with Siemens for a first Velaro-D-based train. Since May 2015, the first passenger train has been in passenger service between Ankara and Konya. TCDD ordered six more vehicles that are based on the Velaro – the most variable high-speed platform worldwide. They will be deployed on the Konya–Ankara–Eskisehir route from 2017. With an output of 8,000 kW, the 200-m-long multiple unit trains reach a top speed of 300 km/h.

The High-Speed train Velaro for Turkey

The train layout offers three comfortable travel classes and a spacious restaurant and bistro area. Each train has 45 seats in First Class and 426 seats in Economy Class and Business Class in three compartments, each with four comfortable seats. The new EMU's are fitted with innovative communications and entertainment systems which will provide on-board internet and video on demand to passengers in the future.
In May 2013, Turkish State Railways (TCDD) placed an order with Siemens for a first Velaro-D-based train. The train took on the passenger service between Ankara and Konya on May 24, 2015. A further order for six additional 8-car high-speed trains based on the Velaro-platform followed. The delivery for six additional trains is scheduled for 2017.

The High-Speed train Velaro for Turkey

Knowledge has been systematically gathered and assessed on aerodynamics from the Velaro fleets in Germany, China, Spain and Russia. New aerodynamic measures were tested in the wind tunnel and on the Velaro in China. This led to a further development of the Velaro platform and thus to the fourth stage of evolution which can be seen on the outside with the new Velaro. The Velaro Turkey is a further development which incorporates the findings from the operating fleet, integrating the current requirements of TCDD customers.
In May 2013, Turkish State Railways (TCDD) placed an order with Siemens for a first Velaro-D-based train. The train took on the passenger service between Ankara and Konya on May 24, 2015. A further order for six additional 8-car high-speed trains based on the Velaro-platform followed. The delivery for six additional trains is scheduled for 2017.

The High-Speed train Velaro for Turkey

The Velaro Turkey has four identical and independent traction units. If one traction unit fails, this can be switched off without affecting the remaining units. The train can reach its destination with 75% of maximum traction power.

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Velaro Turkey Success Story

10 more high speed trains for the Turkish State Railway (TCDD)

Further Information

Contact

Ellen Schramke

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (30) 386-22370

Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (89) 636-24421

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