Between Istanbul and Cappadocia: “Cappadocia Express”; HIS Turkey and Sun Group, which carry out the “Cappadocia Express” project that will provide transportation service between Istanbul and Cappadocia, with its global head office in Japan, rented two luxury trains from the Spanish official railway company Renfe. Madrid, the capital of Spain, through the Presidential Investment Office. Renfe and HIS Turkey and Sun Group officials were present at the signing ceremony held in . In a statement from Renfe on the subject, it was reported that the lease of two luxury trains is for two years, with the extension option open.
Studies on the Cappadocia Express started on December 28, 2020 and Turkey’s first private passenger transport license was obtained by Sun Group. Cappadocia, one of the first places that comes to mind when tourism is mentioned in Turkey, is a tourism center that attracts the attention of both local and foreign tourists. With this new train line, it is planned that more tourists will come to Cappadocia, which is among the places most visited by Japanese tourists.
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It Can Reach 220 Kilometer Speed
Cappadocia Express; Noting that the transportation and maintenance procedures of the trains to be sent from Barcelona will be covered by the Turkish operator, the statement said, “Each of the trains of Talgo’s VII series has 20 wagons and is expected to make 300 trips per year. This corresponds to 285 thousand kilometers of road annually. These trains, which have 1st class cabins with televisions, toilets and showers, can reach a maximum speed of 220 kilometers per hour. information shared.
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Kapadokya Express to Be Opened in Autumn
Pointing out that the aforementioned agreement paved the way for long-term cooperation, it was stated that Turkey has a large and important market in railway operations, especially in high-speed trains. It is foreseen that the trains to be used in the “Cappadocia Express” project will be operational in the autumn.