Turkey to purchase new high-speed trains
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey will be purchasing new trains for Ankara-Istanbul high-speed railway, a source at the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.
According to the source, 10 speed trains from Germany will be initially purchased.
"Negotiations are underway to this end with Germany’s Siemens company," the source stated.
The purchase will amount to a total of 312 million euros.
Presently, the length of high-speed railway lines in Turkey is 1,213 kilometers and construction of 4,000 kilometers of railways is underway.
Research is also being conducted for the construction of additional 5,000 kilometers of railway lines.
Turkey’s first railway was built in Izmir province in 1860. Its length was 357 kilometers.
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