Super Fast Train
In Germany, a 2200 strong team of designers, mechanics and engineers are racing to build 19 brand-new, high-speed passenger trains to revolutionise Turkey’s ageing railways.
To construct each state-of-the-art train, the team must craft and shape 450 tonnes of aluminium and steel to form its frame and install a staggering 35,000 individual parts – all in just 12 weeks. When ready, engineers will put each new train through its paces on a specially designed 30 kilometre test track, pushing the train to its limits in a series of critical high-speed tests. Once complete, the Velaro Turkey will become one of the world’s fastest high-speed trains, transforming travel across Turkey for generations to come.