Turkey’s first ever domestically produced electric train will be put into service this year, said Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu on June 15.
Karaismailoğlu visited the Turkish Wagon Industry (TUVASAS) plant and announced that Turkey’s first indigenous electric train will start operating after its tests are completed at the end of August.
Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that manufacturing its own electric train is a great contribution to the improvement of Turkey. "We are working on a domestically-manufactured high-speed train that is capable of hitting over 225 km/h (139.8 mph)," he added.
Processes such as aluminum body production, painting, and sandblasting tests were conducted back in 2019. The five-carriage train will have a capacity of 324 passengers, and disabled passengers will have priority seats.