Alstom has signed a contract worth around €22.3 million with Turkish State Railways (TCDD) to provide 2-year maintenance services on 12 high speed trains. In commercial operation since 2009, the trains operate between Ankara and Eskisehir (245 km), as well as between Ankara and Konya (310 km). The high speed trains are expected to cover 10 million kilometers in the two years of the contract. The maintenance will be carried out at TCDD’s maintenance depot in Ankara.
The contract scope includes preventative and corrective maintenance, daily visits as well as daily interior and exterior cleaning. It also includes heavier maintenance tasks, as well as repairs of potential damages during operation. By awarding the maintenance contract to Alstom, TCDD will be benefiting from more than 20 years of experience that Alstom has in high speed train maintenance, and more than 30 years of experience in design and manufacturing.
“Many projects have been executed with TCDD since Alstom came to Turkey around 60 years ago. Yet this contract is unique as this is the first one for high speed trains maintenance. We are pleased to bring TCDD our long and international experience in this field. We are grateful of our client’s renewed confidence and will work diligently to meet its expectations” declared Arda Inanc, Managing Director of Alstom Transport Turkey.
Alstom has been committed to the development of Turkey’s railway infrastructure for more than 60 years providing rolling stock, infrastructure, information systems, services and turnkey solutions.