TCDD E8000

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TCDD E8000
In service 1955 - 2011
Manufacturer Alstom
De Dietrich
Number built 30 units
Formation 3 cars
Operator(s) Turkish State Railways
Line(s) served Istanbul commuter rail
Car length 22.7 m (74 ft 6 in)
Maximum speed 90 km/h (56 mph)
Weight 120 t (120 long tons; 130 short tons)
Traction system 1100 kW
Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

TCDD E8000 is a three-car electric multiple unit operated by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) on the Istanbul commuter rail service. The units were the first electric trains delivered to Turkey, using the newly developed 25 kV 50 Hz AC power system recently developed by Alsthom. The first 18 units were delivered in 1955 to serve on the newly electrified European commuter train service in Istanbul, and a further 12 were delivered in 1962 and 63. After the Asian side electrification, the trains also served there.

The original livery was in dark-red and white. On 1 September 2010 the arrival of new trains was cut in 2011 after waiting for 6 months.

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