Bursa-Bilecik 115-kilometer high-speed railway, the first segment of the 75-kilometer stage of the contract yesterday, Bursa-Yenisehir Ankara TCDD (Turkish State Railways of the Republic of Turkey) was signed at the Headquarters Building. TCDD signed a contract with YSE-Tepe Partnership to make the line. The signing ceremony was attended by YSE-Tepe Partnership, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Binali Yıldırım and TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman. The line in question will be completed in 913 days (2,5 years). Simultaneously with the first stage, implementation projects of Yenişehir-Bilecik section will be prepared. With the completion of the 115-kilometer line in 2016, the travel time between Ankara and Bursa will decrease to 2 hours and 10 minutes, and between Istanbul and Bursa to 2 hours and 15 minutes. The 75-kilometer Yenişehir-Bursa line was awarded to the YSE-Tepe partnership for 393 million 170 thousand liras.
Speaking at the ceremony of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim, the Seljuks with the high-speed train project and stated that the capital of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey interconnected. Yıldırım said, “We connect Ankara to Konya, Ankara to Sivas, Ankara to Istanbul and Ankara to Bursa with the high-speed train projects we have realized. We connect people. ” said. Reminding that the struggle for independence was managed from Ankara Station, Minister Yıldırım said that the railway has an important place in the development of the country. Stating that they had undersigned dream work on railways, Minister Yıldırım said: “The Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train project was a dozen governments and two dozen ministers. Completing this line was our power. It is also our government to realize the Marmaray, which Sultan Abdülmecid dreamed and prepared for Sultan Abdülhamid's project, and the centuries-old project dreamed in 1860. ”
Yıldırım stated that they attach importance to domestic production on railways and for this they take steps to produce domestic rail, domestic traverse, locomotive, truss and high speed train sets. Yıldırım said, “We have set the condition that train sets to be used in the construction of Ankara subways should be made with 51 percent domestic contribution.” gave the example.
Explaining the size of the work to be done on the 75-kilometer Bursa-Yenişehir line as “equivalent to establishing a city where 20 thousand people will live”, Minister Yıldırım gave the following information about the project: “There are about 200 art structures, 20 km consists of tunnel, 6 km consists of viaduct. So a third of them were tunnels and viaducts. It has a hard land on each side of Turkey, arduous conditions. Are we going to sit and cry? We work with the understanding that “it is difficult to do it immediately takes an impossible time”. ”
TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman said that with the Bursa high speed train line, 58 ended the yearly longing. Karaman, Bursa, Gursu and Yenisehir stations on the line will be found, the line will be built for passengers and freight transport at the same time, he said.
Karaman said, “The line will be built in accordance with the speed of 250 kilometers per hour with the latest high speed train technology. As we finish the infrastructure in 2,5 years, we will start the construction of Yenişehir-Bilecik simultaneously. ” said.