TCDD HT65000

TCDD HT65000 is a series of twelve high-speed electric multiple units built by the Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) of Spain for the Turkish State Railways (TCDD), The EMUs are used on the Turkish high-speed railway network and can reach a maximum commercial speed of 250 km/h.[1][2]

TCDD HT65000
An HT65000 set at the Ankara Central Station
Number built12[1]
Formation6 cars; modular design allows the train to be reconstructed with two additional cars
Fleet numbersHT65001-HT65012
Operator(s)TCDD Taşımacılık
Line(s) servedAnkara-İstanbul Ankara-Konya
Train length158.5 m
Car length27,350 mm
Width2,825 mm
Height4,100 mm
Floor height1,300 mm
Maximum speed250 km/h (revenue service)
Power output4,800 kW
Tractive effort200 kN
Acceleration0.48 m/s²
Power supplyPantograph
Electric system(s)25 kV, 50 Hz AC Overhead line
Coupling systemScharfenberg
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge


This series was ordered in two batches of ten and two trains. They are being financed via a foreign loan over 22 years, with a seven-year grace period.[2] The first set left Spain on November 10, 2007 and arrived in Turkey at Kapıkule on November 20, 2007.[3] Later, 4 more sets came to Turkey in 2008, 3 more in 2009 and 2 more in 2010. On March 13, 2009, the inaugural ceremony took place in Ankara; attended by President Abdullah Gül, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, and Minister of Transport Binali Yıldırım, who started the YHT service with one of these sets. Subsequently, 2 additional sets were ordered with the same characteristics, reaching a total of twelve HT65000 trains.[1]

On November 13, 2009, the HT65006 derailed and became temporarily unusable after an accident (without injuries or fatalities) at Hasanbey near Eskişehir while it was passing from the high-speed line to the classical line.



The design of TCDD HT65000 is based on the RENFE Class 120 / 121 trains.


The trains have 6 cars, but are modular in design and can be reconstructed as 8-car units with two additional cars.[1] It is also possible to connect two units together to create a 12-car unit.[1] All trains are fitted with ETCS.


The cars of the sets are organized as follows: 1 first class car, 1 café car and 4 economy class cars. Automatic sliding doors provide passage between cars. Baggage may be stowed in the overhead compartments above the seats, or underneath the seats. The cars are wheelchair-accessible.

In economy class, fabric-coated seats are arranged in 2+2 with audio system. With acoustic and thermal comfort (the noise level will be less than 65 dB in passenger sections), apart from the tables mounted at the back of the seats, there are two foldable tables in every passenger section.

In first class, there are leather-coated seats in 2+1 arrangement, a visual and audio broadcasting system that can broadcast at least 4 hours on 4 different channels. Wi-Fi service is available with power inputs for laptops in business class.[4]

See also


  1. "Technical specifications of TCDD HT65000". CAF. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. "Our High Speed Train set that departed from Spain entered into our country through Kapıkule on November 20, 2007". Turkish State Railways. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  3. TCDD English Site - First High Speed Train set arrived in Turkey
  4. "TCDD YHT Page" (Turkish) - YHT statistics and service,
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