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Order of USD 500 Million LRVs for Turkey

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  1. Two

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    By Du Rui in Beijing | CRRC | Updated: 02-Nov-2018

    On October 26, local time, CRRC ZELC signed a contract with the Istanbul Municipal Government of Turkey for a total of US$500 million in articulated light rail vehicles.

    The LRVs ordered by Turkey will run on the Istanbul Airport Line and adopt the ISO22163 international railway industry standard. They will be compatible with the existing lines of Istanbul in terms of form and technical interface, which can realize the mixed run on M1 line and the new line (Tunnel and elevated rail) in Istanbul, meeting the requirements of current manned driving and upcoming driverless in the future.

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    Body design: The design of body width for the project is 2.65 meters, the interior of vehicle is as high as 2.1 meters, and the maximum operating speed is 80 km/h. The bogie uses articulated frame to enhance the vehicle's ability to pass small radius. The minimum negotiation radius is 30 meters, which will greatly improve the passenger's comfort. The LRVs are grouped in 4 cars and all powered, which capacity will over 1,500 passengers.

    Istanbul is connected to the Eurasia and is known as the “Asia-Europe Continental Bridge”. It is also a Turkish economic, cultural, financial, and transportation center, a world-famous tourist destination, and a prosperous international metropolis. As a long-term partner of Turkey, the promoter and practitioner of the “Belt and Road” initiative, CRRC is committed to providing first-class rail transportation products and services to Istanbul, and strives to build a community of interests, a community of destiny and a community of responsibility with Turkey.

    http://www.crrcgc.cc/en/g7389/s13996/t297060.aspx
     
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  2. neosinan

    neosinan FULL MEMBER

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    Wtf?

    Why are we buying these from China ? There are at least 2 Turkish companies which produces these?
     
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  3. Two

    Two SENIOR MEMBER

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    Do you know CRRC?
     
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    All the recent purchases for Turkish cities are from these two Turkish companies, No need to buy from Chinese company whatever is the price who cares? Especially considering These companies are exported these Products to Europe matter of weeks ago.
     
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    No related news on Turkish web. I just found a cooperation deal between CRRC and University of Karabük.
     
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    Two SENIOR MEMBER

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    Turkey Company? Turkey local production? No need to buy from Chinese company???Sorry, what is it?

    China focused on loco production in Turkey

    CRRC : Chinese company to manufacture locomotives in Turkey

    Izmir launches CRRC metro trains

    China delivers all metro cars to Izmir

    China to Export $500 Million of Light Rail Trains to Turkey

    China built high speed rail in Turkey and is building economically important rail in Africa

    China to export light rail trains to Turkey

    Chinese CSR to manufacture metro train cars in Turkey



     
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    Calm down buddy. I said I couldn't find any news related $ 500 ml sale to İstanbul on Turkish web. Let's wait a bit longer.

    And about Turkey's efforts on this,

    https://railturkey.org/2017/11/23/new-locomotive-of-turkey-annonunced/

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    Still I am against buying from outside.
     
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    Local companies& Local production is better than local production of foreign company. It is that simple.
     
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    I'm saddened that we've ordered these cars from China directly. The least we could've done was ask them to be produced locally with a Turkish firm as a partner. Missed opportunities.
     
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    who knows could be a political reason?
     
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    Probably dirty cheap credit and local production. Either way it's a shame of Istanbul.
     
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    I also read other recent news of import deals (by local municipalities) of light rail cars from Eastern Europe such as the Czech Republic.

    CRRC has the world's one of the most advanced technology and know-how (plus, pool of patent) in metro, light and high speed rail cars.
     
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    Which import deals you are referring? Can you specify it?
     
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