Turkey’s new train operator TCDD Tasimacilik is draws attention with its fleet getting younger.
The legislation was updated last week bringing partial ease for import of second hand locos to Turkey.
The tender for 96 HST sets was postponed once again.
TSI obligation for rolling stock in Turkey is under discussion.
It’s under discussion if Turkey’s new generation electric loco E68000 can be used for freight transport or not.
Next month, there’ll be pre-qualification tender for 96 high speed train sets.
500 new locos are expected to be sold for Turkish railways.
Turk Loydu is now authorized to certificate rolling stock according to national qualifications.
Local production efforts in rail and some other industries will be watched and coordinated in ministry level.
The 96-high-speed-train-sets pre-qualification tender, which was announced as today, is postponed to 5th of April.
Tudemsas’ new 90’ container wagons have started being used between Turkey and Europe.
Siemens, having the second best offer, is awarded for the HST tender.
Siemens was awarded the tender for 10 new high speed trains.
Turkish railways face the risk of using diesel locos on electrified lines.
The details about local partners of 96-HST-sets-tender also unveiled.