Siemens to invest in tram assembly in Turkey

Vatan – German industrial giant has announced an investment of EUR 30 million to assemble light rail vehicles in Kocaeli’s Gebze district.

Scheduled to begin production in 2018, the project is seen as a step towards securing a part of Turkey’s huge procurement target of 6,500 light rail sets for intercity transportation until the year 2023. The investment total for the nation-wide project amounts to EUR 13 billion, according to recent a statement by Turkey’s Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Fikri Isik.

Siemens’ Valero trains are used in the high-speed rail line connecting Ankara and Konya.

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