China's driverless high-speed subway project starts in Türkiye
On June 7, local time, the opening ceremony of Istanbul Airport subway line's high-speed metro localization manufacturing project was held in Ankara, the capital of Türkiye. This is Türkiye's first driverless metro project as well as China's first driverless metro project with a speed of 120 kilometers per hour to be constructed overseas, marking the start of localized manufacturing of the fastest metro trains in Türkiye.
Istanbul Airport subway line is the first high-speed metro line in Türkiye, which is currently 34 kilometers long and has an average daily capacity of 800,000 people, reducing the travel time from the city center to the new airport to less than half an hour, making it convenient for travelers and relieving the traffic pressure of Istanbul city.
At the opening ceremony, 13 Turkish companies signed localization procurement agreements with CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co. in Türkiye.