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Rail Cargo plans routes expansion between Western Europe and Turkey

Rail Cargo plans routes expansion between Western Europe and Turkey

Rail Cargo Group (RCG) plans to extend their range of rail logistics service to and from Turkey, ensuring optimum rail connections with Central and Western Europe. Whereas currently Rail Cargo Operator runs a thrice-weekly service from Sopron-Halkali, with all traction supplied in-house as far as the Turkish border, an expansion …

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Istanbul to announce tenders for monorail, metro and tram projects

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Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İMM) plans to soon initiate three important rail infrastructure development projects to address the city’s heavy road traffic levels.  IMM will launch on the 14 of November a tender for Sefaköy-Halkalı-Başakşehir monorail system implementation, informs Anadolu Agency. The nine km-long monorail line is planed to enter operations in 2019.  On the 26 of October, IMM will also announce a tender for the construction …

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Iskratel signes EUR 1m contract for GSM-R system maintenance in Turkey

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Slovenian telecommunications and IT company Iskratel has signed with Turkish Railways (TCDD) a contract worth almost EUR 1m for the maintenance of the GSM-R system on the 212-kilometre section of high-speed railway between Polatli and Konya. The three-year contract awarded through Turkish company Yapi Merkezi was signed at InnoTrans last week. …

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Eskisehir orders catenary-free tramways from Škoda Transportation

Eskisehir orders catenary-free tramways from Škoda Transportation

Eskişehir Light Rail System (EsTram) has awarded Škoda Transportation a contract worth around EUR 26m to supply fourteen low-floor modern ForCity Classic trams. The vehicles will be equipped with traction batteries, allowing EsTram to operate without the overhead catenary line on more than a kilometer segment which the city is planning to build. “The …

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Hyundai Rotem lands USD 316m contract to supply metro cars to Istanbul

Hyundai Rotem lands USD 316m contract to supply metro cars to Istanbul

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has awarded Hyundai Rotem a USD 316 million contract to supply 300 driverless metro cars, the Korean company announced on April 25. The four-car train sets will enter service on future Line M7, connecting Kabataş and Mahmutbey (18km). Production will be carried out in Turkey and deliveries are scheduled for completion by April 2021. Turkey is currently Hyundai …

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Bombardier and Bozankaya sign cooperation agreement for local manufacturing in Turkey

Bombardier and Bozankaya sign cooperation agreement for local manufacturing in Turkey

Bombardier Transportation and Turkish based transportation manufacturer Bozankaya Inc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening their strategic partnership in the development of high speed trains for the Turkish rail market. The agreement was signed in Ankara, Turkey, by Mr Murat Bozankaya, President of Bozankaya Group Companies and Furio …

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Istanbul to announce tender for new two metro lines construction

Istanbul municipality plans to organise a tender for Atakoy-Ikitelli and Dudullu-Bostanci metro lines construction works in September. The Atakoy-Ikitelli line on Istanbul’s European side will be 13.3 kilometers and will transport around 45,000 passengers/hour. Journey time between Atakoy and Ikitelli will be 19.5 minutes and the tender for this line will be held on September …

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Tender for Istanbul’s Gayrettepe – 3rd Airport metro line construction to be launched next year

Preliminary project analysis for Gayrettepe – 3rd Airport metro line has been launched, declared Feridun Bilgin, the Minister for Maritime Affairs and Communication for Anadolu Agency.  The project construction work will be completed within 1 year, and the tender for the construction of the line will be launched in 2016. “This railway system …

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Izmit tramway contract award approved

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The Turkish Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has approved the result of tender launched by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality for the procurement of 12 low-floor bi-directional tramways to operate on Izmir’s first tramway line. The contract was awarded to Durmazlar Makine Sanayi ve Tic which submitted a EUR 19.7 million offer. The vehicle will be able to accommodate …

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Turkey to invest $45 billion in railways until 2023

TCDD key statistics 2011- 2013 Data Vizualisation

Representatives of the railway sector came together on 8th April 2015 in Istanbul, at the conference organized by TÜV SÜD. The new technologies along with the new regulations, challenges and solutions concerning the sector were discussed with all stakeholders. As one of the world’s leading companies providing testing, certification, inspection, …

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