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Our Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Mr. Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who opened the new Bogie Production Factory we established in our Sivas Regional Directorate, stated that they created Turkey's domestic and national railway industry with the investments and announced that TÜRASAŞ Bogie factory is the most modern and largest capacity bogie production factory in Turkey.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, Türkiye Rail System Vehicles Industry Inc. (TÜRASAŞ) opened the Bogie Factory. Explaining that they aim to develop the domestic railway industry equipped with new technologies while developing the railway transportation network, Uraloğlu said, “Our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said during a visit to Sivas in 2019, 'We will expand TÜRASAŞ out of spite.' "We followed his promise and will bring a factory to TÜRASAŞ Sivas Regional Directorate for the first time in 74 years and open the TÜRASAŞ Bogie factory," he said. Explaining that they have invested more than 57 billion dollars in railways in the last 22 years, Uraloğlu noted that they increased the line length, which was 10 thousand 948 km in 2002, to 13 thousand 919 kilometers and built a 2 thousand 252 kilometer high-speed train line.

“All Bogies Used in Our Railways Will Be Produced in Sivas”

Uraloğlu said that the opening of TÜRASAŞ Bogie Factory for the production of bogies, which is the most important component of railway vehicles, is a huge step for the development of the railway industry and said, “We have built the most modern and largest capacity bogie production factory of our country in Sivas. We will produce at European standards in our new factory in a closed area of 10 thousand 500 square meters. We have now increased the annual production capacity from 1500 units to 4600 units. We will produce 9 thousand 200 wheel sets annually. "We will increase the localization rate by reducing the external dependence of the sector," he said. Emphasizing that the bogies needed for all kinds of vehicles used in freight and passenger transportation by rail will be produced in this factory, Uraloğlu said that the bogie production factory will make a significant contribution to the country's economy, especially the economy of Sivas. Uraloğlu announced that 110 of the 250 new personnel to be employed in the factory have already started work, and that the other personnel will start working as soon as possible. Uraloğlu also underlined that the number of personnel will increase to 500.

TÜRASAŞ has become one of the largest manufacturers in the Middle East

Uraloğlu said that they did not leave the railway vehicles and industry behind in production and noted that they prioritized locality and nationality issues in all the projects they implemented as the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. Uraloğlu said, “While developing our railway transportation network in our country, another goal was to follow the developments in the world and develop the domestic railway industry equipped with new technologies. At this point, we have crowned all the successes in the development of our railway network with our domestic and national railway industry, which developed in the same period. We transformed TÜRASAŞ into one of the largest rail system vehicle manufacturers in the Middle East. "In our process so far, we have been producing main, critical and sub-products ourselves, such as new generation locomotives, diesel and electric train sets, passenger wagons, freight wagons, Traction converter, Traction engine, diesel engine, Train Control Management System, at international standards," he said. Uraloğlu reminded that they put the first national electric train sets into service in 2023, the 100th anniversary of the republic, and underlined that they also put local and national driverless metro vehicles, produced with a 70 percent local production rate, on the rails.

National Electric High Speed Train Set will be completed in 2024

Minister Uraloğlu stated that 2 sets of Turkey's first National and Local Electric Train Set project, called "New Sakarya" with a speed of 160 kilometers per hour, were completed and put into service. Explaining that mass production has started and that they plan to increase the number of these train sets to 56 by 2030, Uraloğlu said, “We have reached the final stage of the design work on the National Electric High Speed Train Set Project, which has a speed of 225 kilometers per hour. "We plan to complete prototype production in 2024," he said. Stating that they completed the Eskişehir 5000 National Electric Main Line Locomotive prototype production and put it on the rails, Uraloğlu said that the National Suburban Train Set prototype vehicle production works are also continuing. Uraloğlu underlined that with the national train vision, they developed the traction motor, traction converter and train control software under the TÜRASAŞ brand together with TÜBİTAK-RUTE in the national suburban and high-speed train project.

Two More Good News for Sivas

Minister Uraloğlu stated that they have two new projects included in the 2024 Presidential Investment Program. Noting that the two projects in question are UAIS Type Military Vehicle Transport wagon and Truck Trailer Transport wagon, Uraloğlu said, “We have another good news for you. UAIS Type Military Vehicle Transport wagon and Truck Trailer Transport wagon production will be carried out in our TÜRASAŞ Sivas Regional Directorate. "I wholeheartedly believe that under the TÜRASAŞ brand value, Sivas Regional Directorate will increase its capacity and business diversity every year and become the shining star of the railway industry with Freight Wagon production, repair, bogie and wheel production," he said.

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