Rail News

Siemens to Supply 10 Velaro High-Speed Trains to Turkish State Railways

Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has signed a contract for ten Velaro high-speed trains with Siemens, which submitted the most favourable bid in the tender. The contract is worth around €340 million and also includes maintenance, repair and cleaning of the trains for a period of three years.

With this contract, the Turkish Velaro fleet will grow to 17 trains.

Velaro High-Speed Trains
10 more high speed trains for the Turkish State Railway (TCDD). Photo credit: Siemens

Velaro High-Speed Trains

When the tender process concluded in May 2013, TCDD procured from Siemens a Velaro D high-speed train-set. For this purpose, a Velaro was taken from the production line and refitted for operation in Turkey. This train entered passenger service between Ankara and Konya in May 2015. At the same time, TCDD signed a second contract with Siemens, again the winning bidder of the tender process, for six eight-car high-speed trains. The seven trains connect Ankara with Konya and Eskişehir and have already covered over five million kilometres in passenger service.

Related Posts:  Siemens to Install ETCS on Railway Line in Hungary

The Siemens Velaro high-speed platform offers an optimised capacity profile and enhanced passenger experience. The Velaro trains were developed for the global market and are currently operating in Spain, France, Germany, the UK, Belgium, Russia, China and Turkey, as well as, most recently, the Netherlands.

Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Mobility Division, said:

“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 utilise all its strengths and is already proving this in daily operation. Our flagship is running here with 99-percent availability”

Original press release credit: Siemens

Related Posts:  Alstom Shareholders Approve Siemens Merger and Other Resolutions

FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION, NEWS, IMAGES, VIDEOS AND ARTICLES ON ALL ASPECTS OF ROLLING STOCK, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

News categories

18 Jul 2018
Alstom Shareholders Approve Siemens Merger and Other Resolutions
09 Jul 2018
Taiwan: Siemens Consortium Wins Metro Line Rail Technology Contract
19 Jun 2018
London: Siemens to Supply Trains for Deep Tube Upgrade Programme
13 Jun 2018
The Proposed Alstom-Siemens Merger Presses Ahead
11 May 2018
Siemens to Install ETCS on Railway Line in Hungary
09 Apr 2018
Norway’s Rail Network Goes Digital With Siemens ETCS Technology
27 Mar 2018
Siemens to Deliver Alternating-Current Locomotives for Danish State Railways
22 Mar 2018
Siemens Consortium to Build Fully Automated People Mover for Frankfurt Airport
Subscribe to Railway-News
Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).