Electrification works of TCDD continues very fast.
2317 km of Turkish conventional rail network is electrified. By 2023, TCDD aims to have 100% electrification. Electrification works continue on 1352-km-long conventional line where there’s dense traffic.
Electric locos has low energy and maintanance costs. Thus, more electrification will provide decrease in railway costs. Private operators also follow electrication works very closely, since they don’t want to invest in diesel locos for new investments.
As of end of 2017, electrified stretches are as follows:
Electrification works continue on these stretches:
On 5 stretches, preliminary analysis continue:
In addition to these stretches, 3 more stretches are listed for electrification works in 2018 network statement:
When all electrification works completed which has already started, total length of electrified lines will reach to 4919 km. Thus, 60% of conventional network will be electrified.
With the remaining 3 stretches listed in 2018 network statement, the electrified conventional network will reach to 6153 km which is 75% of total conventional network.
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