posted on 5th Aug 2020 11:53
In November 2019 Siemens has started deliveries of the new batch of TCDD Taşımacılık's Velaro TR high speed trains. The first of these, HT 80107, was presented at Krefeld on 13 November 2019 and departed later that month. On order are 12 trains, following the delivery of the first one, HT 80001 (initially manufactured as Class 407 EMU for DB), and the first batch, consisting of HT 80101 to 80106, which were put in service in 2015 - 16.
The second batch is designated HT 80107 - 80118. At present, Velaro HT 80114 is tested at PCW and HT 80115 stands in Wegberg-Wildenrath, too. HT 80116 is now in production at Krefeld. As of now it is envisaged that end of production and testing in Germany of HT80118 will be in January 2021, then will follow its transport to Turkey.