Speaking about the abandonment of railways before 2003, Minister of Transport Binali Yıldırım said, “Train speed limits had to be lowered on problematic roads that could not be improved due to the lack of investment in railways. The train, which could travel at a speed of 1960 kilometers per hour on the railway built in 140, had to reduce its speed up to 2003 kilometers per hour on the same road in 60. While the railways carried the burden of the country, the country started to carry the load of the railways. We made an account when we arrived. Turkey breaks railways if we've won 3 trillion a day. You send everyone home, he sleeps. His salary also goes home. 3 million lira a day remains for the state. "It had over 1 billion losses annually."
Source : http://ekonomi.haberturk.com