In the last issue of our newspaper, Şeref Kılıçlı, the young harbinger of our newspaper, was the former IETT General Manager and Türk Vagon Sanayi A.Ş. (TÜVASAŞ) Board Member An interview with Muammer Kantarcı was published. The interview included great and valuable information about transportation, as would be read by all who read it. Mr. Weigand's what he said, the railway investment is realized with a very serious figure, and should be appropriate to conclude that this massive investment in the company made the policy possible.
Durum What is the situation if we look at the cost of the high-speed train? The question u Weigand is cevaplandırıy said in an interview: "a milestone in Europe (infrastructure, superstructure and electro-mechanical) changes in costs with 12 30 million euros. The number changes depending on the topographic structure of the line, so we can say the average 20 million Euros. We've cost very cheaply because the land of the Ankara-Konya line is very convenient, the figure 3 was an odd million euros. Looking at the cost of care; The annual maintenance cost of the 1 mileage; 70 thousand euros. The price of an 250 high-speed train varies between 20 and 25 million Euros. The maintenance cost of the train also goes 500 a thousand kilometers per year; 1 million euros. These are the standard figures of the European Union.
The main dormitory of the duck with iron nets
I have read the notes of the Minister of Transportation Mr. Binali Yıldırım in his speech at the Bab-ı Ali Meeting. According to the information given on our railways Mr. Yildirim, before the Republic, we have a railway line 4 136 thousand kilometers. Between 1923-1950, 3 made more trunk line than 764 thousand miles. That is, the average 134 mileage per year ?? 1951 the year, while the annual average of up to 2002 years 18 kilometers and construction of the railway line declined during this time that just built 945 kilometers further main line, this line of conventional lines ??
A suitable development for the contemporary world
In our country, the introduction of high-speed train in 2003 is an age jump movement in transportation. I congratulate the dreamers, the planners, the projecters. But dr. We need to interpret the words of Kantarcı correctly. The Kantarcı says, değil The rival of the high-speed train is not the buses, but the planes! Diy What does that mean? With such large investments, the high-speed train to serve should be in competition with the airline. So, fast train ticket prices have to be close to plane ticket prices as they are all over the world. State-handed, süb Passenger's foot to buy bilet, high-speed train ticket prices can not be at the level of bus ticket prices, can not be subsidized. This issue becomes even more important when it comes to the ticket prices advertisements that fool the passengers.
Investing in highways
Now it can be said, m Such large-scale investments are not made only for railways? A budget of millions of dollars is allocated for highway and divided road projects? Our government and the Ministry of Transport are making a revolution in transportation. We are also implementing great projects on our highways. But be forgotten that highways do not only serve buses. We also need freight and cargo transportation, and special roads for highways. There are divided roads, motorways sharing. Transport on railways, but can be done with trains? We need to allocate investment costs equally to those benefiting from the investments.
State whether the railroad investments pay off, besides the necessity of determining the high-speed train ticket prices in real terms in order to strengthen its treasury operations, including high-speed trains, I believe that the legal basis should be created switching to private rail transport.