The new rolling stock manufacture company, Turasas, started fast.
As electrification extends, need for electric loco highly increases in Turkish railways.
It’s under discussion if Turkey’s new generation electric loco E68000 can be used for freight transport or not.
500 new locos are expected to be sold for Turkish railways.
Turkish railways face the risk of using diesel locos on electrified lines.
In reply to increasing demand of electric locos especially in freight, Turkey announced its new loco: E5000.
TCDD Tasimacilik is now in the “rent a rolling stock” market with its huge fleet.
TCDD is getting prepared to extend its electric locomotive fleet with brand-new E68000s..