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  • Bozankaya has delivered the first of seven domestically-developed four-car driverless trainsets for the Gebze metro.
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    Bozankaya delivers its first driverless metro trainset


    TURKEY: Bozankaya has delivered the first of seven domestically-developed four-car driverless trainsets for the Gebze metro. It was handed over on September 1 in the presence of Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who described it as the ‘first Turkish driverless metro train’, with 63% ...

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    Work starts on next phase of Turkey – Bulgaria railway reconstruction


    TURKEY: Work has started on construction of an 8·4 km alignment between Halkalı and Ispartakule as part of the rebuilding of TCDD’s main line between Istanbul and the Bulgarian border.

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    Guarantee creates more UK export opportunities in Turkey


    TURKEY: The UK government’s export credit agency has underwritten €781m of financing to support the renovation and full electrification of the 286 km Mersin – Adana – Gaziantep line for 200 km/h operation, in return for a commitment to provide export opportunities for British suppliers. Loan ...

  • Istanbul metro train bodyshell
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    CRRC Zhuzhou starts local metro car building in Turkey


    TURKEY: CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co formally marked the start of local assembly of driverless metro trainsets for Istanbul with a ceremony in Ankara on June 7, describing the occasion as ‘a historic moment for Turkey’s rail transit industry’. The Chinese builder was awarded a TL1·5bn contract ...

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    Izmir to add two stations to Izban rail network


    TURKEY: Contracts have been awarded for the construction of two infill stations on Izmir’s 136 km İzban suburban rail line, which will take the total to 43. Lale Mahallesi station will be added between the existing Şirinyer and Kemer stations, improving access to the future 13·5 ...

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    Turkey’s National Train enters service


    TURKEY: TCDD Taşımacılık has put into service the first National Train domestically designed and manufactured electric multiple-unit. The 25 kV 50 Hz EMU entered service on May 27 on the route between Adapazarı in the northwest and Gebze on the eastern outskirts of Istanbul. The National ...

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    Alstom opens Istanbul engineering centre


    TURKEY: Alstom has opened its first Engineering Centre in Turkey, which will focus on signalling. The site at Teknopark Istanbul is part of the company’s strategy to develop a local pool of highly qualified engineers responsible for interlockings, automatic train control and ETCS. It will initially ...

  • Kocaeli municipality centred on Izmit has awarded Bozankaya a TL697m contract to supply 10 trams.
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    Bozankaya to supply trams to growing network


    TURKEY: Kocaeli municipality centred on Izmit has awarded Bozankaya a TL697m contract to supply 10 trams. The 100% low-floor bidirectional trams will be 33 m long and able to carry 298 passengers, including 66 seated. Bozankaya says that the trams are to be designed and built ...

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    Körfez Ulaştırma sees traffic and fleet growth


    TURKEY: Private rail freight operator Körfez Ulaştırma has reported an increase in traffic for the first quarter of the year and confirmed its intention to expand its locomotive fleet. The subsidiary of Turkey’s largest oil refiner Tüpraş was the first private operator to be granted a ...

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    Ankara – Sivas high speed line inaugurated


    TURKEY: The long-delayed Ankara – Sivas high speed line was formally opened on April 26, when national operator TCDD Taşımacılık ran its first public passenger services over the new route. The 405 km double-track line heading east from the capital incorporates 112 km of existing alignment as ...

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    Türasaş unveils E5000 electric locomotive prototype


    TURKEY: State-owned locomotive and rolling stock manufacturer Türasaş unveiled its prototype Type E5000 electric locomotive in Eskişehir on April 19. Designed by Tübitak, the four-axle electric locomotive has a continuous rating of 5MW and is able to operate at speeds up to 140 km/h. Following the ...

  • Trabzon tram plan
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    Minister pledges to build long-planned Trabzon tram line


    TURKEY: Long-standing plans for a light rail network in the northeastern port city of Trabzon are set to be implemented with current Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announcing that the first line would be completed by the end of 2025. Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections ...

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    Ankara – Istanbul ‘super high speed’ line proposed


    TURKEY: The government is planning a ‘super high speed’ railway between Istanbul and Ankara. 

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    Ankara opens M4 metro extension


    TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened a 3·3 km three-station extension of Ankara metro Line M4 on April 12. The extension connects Atatürk Kültür Merkezi with the newly expanded Kızılay station, which is served by the M1 and Ankaray metro lines. It has intermediate stations at ...

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    President opens Istanbul metro M3 extension


    TURKEY: An extension of Istanbul metro Line M3 running 6·2 km from Başakşehir Metrokent to Kayaşehir Merkez with three intermediate stations was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 8. The initial 11·6 km of Line M3 from Kirazlı to Başakşehir ...

  • Istanbul M4 airport extension opening train
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    Metro Istanbul sells airport station naming rights


    TURKEY: Metro Istanbul has sold the naming rights for the Line M4 station at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport station to Pegasus, Turkey’s largest private airline. The station at Istanbul’s second airport will be called Pegasus-Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı İstasyonu (Pegasus Sabiha Gökçen Airport Station) for the three ...

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    TCDD starts work on first solar traction power plant


    TURKEY: Infrastructure manager TCDD has begun construction of a 100 MW solar power plant at Boğazlıyan southeast of Ankara at a cost of TL780m. The plant is the largest of 10 that TCDD is taking forward as part of efforts to generate 75% of its power ...

  • Istanbul metro M11 (1)
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    Automated metro to Istanbul airport opens


    TURKEY: The 34 km first phase of metro Line M11 to Istanbul’s main airport opened on January 22.

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    Automated Line M8 inaugurated in Istanbul


    TURKEY: The 14·3 km automated metro Line M8 linking Bostancı with Dudullu on the Anatolian side of Istanbul opened on January 6. The line has 13 stations and passes through four districts with a total of 1·7 million inhabitants. Civil works started in 2016 but were suspended ...

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    Comment: Transport back on the climate agenda


    The recent COP27 climate summit in Egypt received a broadly underwhelming response, but for the rail and public transport sectors at least, there were signs of hope that the mobility transition is edging back on to the global climate agenda after being largely absent at COP26 in Glasgow last year.