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October 6, 2014

Alstom receives second contract from Turkish Railways

French train manufacturer Alstom has signed a €2.5m contract with the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) for the maintenance of its five CAF high-speed trains.

By Samseer M

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French train manufacturer Alstom has signed a €2.5m contract with the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) for the maintenance of its five CAF high-speed trains.

This is the second contract from TCDD to Alstom, which has already refurbished five of its trains as part of its ongoing full maintenance contract of the CAF trains.

Under the new contract, Alstom will renovate five more trains in the same fleet of CAF trains that run between Ankara-Istanbul and Ankara-Konya.

"TCDD will benefit from this experience and we would like to thank them for renewing their confidence in our company."

Alstom Transport Turkey general manager Arban Citak said: "We have a 20-year experience in the maintenance of high-speed trains.

"TCDD will benefit from this experience and we would like to thank them for renewing their confidence in our company."

The maintenance works under the second contract will be carried out by the Alstom crew for a period of 12 months. It will take place in the maintenance depot of TCDD in Ankara.

Alstom stated that it has been contributing to the development of Turkey’s railway infrastructure for more than 60 years through delivering rolling stock, infrastructure, information systems, services and turnkey solutions.

The contract signed between Alstom and TCDD in 2012 was for the maintenance of twelve high-speed trains.

Valued at €22.3m, the scope of the contract included preventative and corrective maintenance, daily interior and exterior cleaning, heavier maintenance tasks and repairs of potential damages during operation.


Image: Highly trained Alstom team in the Ankara depot will carry out the overhauls of five more trains as part of the second contract. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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