Turkey

TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has awarded a €340m contract to Siemens to supply 10 more Velaro high-speed trains and to maintain them for three years.
TURKEY’s president Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, Mr Binali Yildirim, and transport and communications minister Mr Ahmet Arslan attended the inauguration of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban line on April 12.
DOGUS Construction Group, which is building the 10km light rail line between Eminönü and Alibeyköy on the west bank of the Golden Horn in Istanbul, has selected Alstom to provide…
TRACKLAYING is underway on the 253km Yerkoy - Sivas section of the 405km high-speed line under construction between the Turkish capital Ankara and Sivas in Anatolian province after a ground-breaking…
IZMIR added a second tram line to its growing urban rail network on March 24 with the inauguration of the 12.8km Konak Line.
THE first of 14 Škoda metre-gauge LRVs equipped with batteries for catenary-free operation arrived in Eskişehir, Turkey, on March 9.
ISTANBUL celebrated the opening of its first driverless metro line and the second metro line on the Asian side of the city on December 15, when president Mr Recep Erdoğan…
HYUNDAI-Rotem, Korea, has received a Won 156.5bn ($US 143m) contract to supply 120 cars for operation on the new Line M7 of the Istanbul metro.
TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has invited companies to prequalify by January 25 for a three-stage contract to supply a fleet of 96 250km/h trains with a gradual transfer of technology…
TURKEY’s transport, maritime and communications minister Mr Ahmet Arslan announced on November 29 the start of a project to build 500 main line electric locomotives by 2023.
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