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"The 4th EURASIA RAIL EXHIBITION WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED on the 6th of MARCH AT 11:00 WITH THE OPENING SPEECHES OF the Minister of Transport from Turkey, Mr.Lütfi Elvan, Director of Turkish State Railway, Mr.Süleyman Karaman, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Head of Economic and Social Development Section, Mr.Javier Menendez Bonilla.

"4th Eurasia Rail Exhibition is hosting 300 exhibitors from 25 different countries.

"Top-notch VIP executives and General Managers of various State Railway Companies from 15 different countries have confirmed their participation to Eurasia Rail Exhibition which will open its doors on 6th March.

"The main subject of the seminar topic for the 1st day of the exhibition will be “MARMARAY”.


The world’s third biggest rail exhibition in its field Eurasia Rail, 4th International Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and Logistics Exhibition is set to be organized between 06-08 March 2014 at Istanbul Expo Center (IFM) in Istanbul. The exhibition, which will be organized for the fourth time this year, will make it possible to see, at the booth areas of Ministry of Transport, TCDD (Turkish State Railways), TÜVASAŞ (Turkish Wagon Industry Inc.), TÜDEMSAŞ (Turkish Railway Machines Industry Inc.), and TÜLOMSAŞ (Turkish Locomotive and Engine Industry Inc.), how our country has turned into a center of attraction in this field as a result of the investment in railway in the recent years. The exhibition, which had 287 exhibitor companies in 2013, will host over 300 companies from 25 different countries to exhibit the latest technology in the industry this year. In addition to public institutions in Turkey and in other countries, the giants of the industry including ABB, ALSTOM, ANSALDO, BOMBARDIER, KNORR BREMSE, HYUNDAI ROTEM, SIEMENS, TALGO, THALES, VOITH TURBO, VOSSLOH, WABTEC companies as well as the key actors such as DURMAZLAR, KARDEMİR, SAVRONİK, ULAŞIM A.Ş. from Turkey have already reserved their stands at the exhibition. The exhibition also hosted national pavilion participation from Germany, Czech Republic, Republic of China, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Romania, Poland and Russian Federation. As the most important venue for the Eurasian geography in the sector, the national railways from 15 different countries have confirmed to attend with high-profile visit to the Eurasia Rail Exhibition. The subject of the conference and seminar programme - a concomitant part of the exhibition where local and foreign speakers give talks and attract great attention each year- which will be thoroughly discussed during the first day, is ‘The Marmaray, Success Story’ which already seems to be under the spotlight of not only the exhibitors but also of domestic and international press. The investments in rolling stock and light rail systems in our country, besides attracting the world giants to our country, has made Turkey a role model to neighboring countries and substantially advanced the rail industry in Turkey.


"Alstom Transport moved its Middle East & Africa Regional Head Office to Turkey

Alstom Transport, which has been contributing to the development of the rail system infrastructure of Turkey for 60 years, moved the head office of its MEA (Middle East and Africa) Region to Istanbul. Thus, Alstom Transport Turkey, which has realized important railway projects since the day when it first came to supply locos for TCDD in 1952, has become the center of its MEA Region. With the management of regional countries based in Istanbul, the supply of rolling stock and other equipment will also be met from Turkey. This means more resources will be allocated for Turkey in terms of design and engineering to such countries.

"Support from the German Government to the fair in Turkey

The German Government has recently announced that it will financially support the German exhibitors which will attend the 3rd Eurasia Rail: Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and Logistics Exhibition in Istanbul. The fair set to be organized in Istanbul Expo Center (IFM) between 07-09 March 2013 expecting more than 250 domestic and international companies. German Government supports 250 exhibitions worldwide in 2013 and 3rd Eurasia Rail which has been organized by Türkel Fair Organization is in German Government’s portfolio. The organizers pointed out the importance of financial support from Germany which will lead to the maximum number of exhibitors and visitors to the one and only rolling stock exhibition in Turkey. 33 German exhibitors had attended the 2nd Eurasia Rail. In the 2013 edition of the fair, it expects an 100% increase at the number of German companies with a total expected number of more than 60 Germany oriented exhibitors.



The fast trains of Siemens are offering solutions for consistent growth. Growing economy needs an infrastructure that adapts to itself and moves it on forward. The energy saving trains of Siemens are already moving at the irresistible hotness of Spain and freezing Russia, and thus, connecting the industrial regions of Germany and China (PR). Siemens is hardly working for not only the suburban trains, but also the fastest trains through the serial production- which are needed to continue the movement of the economy worldwide.

"Driving test for Ankara- Konya fast-track line

The driving test by Piri Reis train on the Ankara- Konya fast-track train line has reached 283 kilometers per hour. The software for continuous communication at the fast-track train should be completed in order to start to carry the passengers. The general manager of TCDD, Mr. Suleyman Karaman and the minister of transportation, Mr. Binali Yildirim who have attended the driving test of Piri Reis train mentioned that “In a very short time, our citizens will be able to travel the distance from Ankara to Konya in 1 hour and 15 minutes. The citizens were travelling this distance of 612 kilometers on Eskisehir- Afyonkarahisar for 10.5 hours in the past. We have our fast-track certificate for this line working for 250 kilometers. Ankara-Konya fast track infrastructure was built according to 300 kilometers of speed. That means that when our 300 kilometers of train sets arrive, there will be less than 1 hour of travelling distance.”

"It costed 1 billion Turkish Liras

The general manager of TCDD, Mr. Suleyman Karaman said that during the driving test of Piri Reis they did measurements in 75 different points and the line was prepared according to this route. Mr. Karaman added that: “This line has many features for us. Ankara- Konya line was the fastest and the lowest rated costed fast-track infrastructure in the world and thus this is the first time Turkish companies have ever built a high fast-track line. Karaman said that on the 212 kilo metered Ankara- Konya line, the section for Polatlı- Konya costed 1 billion Turkish liras.

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This exhibition is the act of 5174 of TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Turkey) organized by the approval.
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