Full speed ahead into the futureBy 2023, the Turkish State Railway (TCDD) aims to expand its infrastructure by more than 10,000 kilometers to create a modern rail network that will meet the growing needs of Turkey’s ever more mobile population. A Herculean effort that is off to a running start: The first high-speed lines are already notably gaining weight in the country’s mobility mix.
The secret of YHT’s rail success? Hospitality.
TCDD is planning to expand its high-speed fleet to over 100 vehicles – and with the newly designed Velaro Turkey high-speed train (Yüksek Hizli Tren – YHT), Siemens plays a starring role in these plans. However, when it comes to ensuring the appeal of its new rail services, TCDD does not rely on superior speed alone. In the spirit of perfect and contemporary hospitality, the Turkish rail operator wants its passengers to fully enjoy their time on-board.
By 2023 we will operate 300 services per day and will carry 120,000 passengers on our high-speed network…our high-speed services will be in easy reach of 53% of the population.Ismail Murtazaoglu, assistant general director, TCDD