TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman noted that they are candidates to hold the 2016 congress in Istanbul. He explained.
In a written statement from the General Directorate of State Railways Management, the International Association of Railways (UIC), the largest organization worldwide in the railway industry, was held between 9-13 July 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the UIC Executive Board and its 80th General Assembly. It was recorded that the UIC held a High Speed Congress.
According to the statement, the UIC meetings with more than 200 members discussed the works to be done for the development of railway transportation in detail.
TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman, who participated in the congress in his capacity as Middle East Regional Board President, underlined that since 2003, the government considers the railway as a priority sector, and that as of 2012, it shows the importance it attaches to the railway by transferring nearly 20 billion liras to the railway for investment.
As a result, a large, indicating that entered the process of change and transformation of the railways in Karaman, Turkey acquainted with the high-speed technology in 2009, is among the world's leading countries in utilizing this technology has ifaü.
Pointing out that Ankara-Eskişehir and Ankara-Konya High Speed Train (YHT) lines, which are put into service repeatedly, are also models for the countries of the region, Karaman is an indication of the high-speed railway projects carried out in the Gulf countries, the Caucasus and the Middle East countries and the budgets allocated to the railway. he said. Karaman continued as follows:
”The total length of our high speed railway projects, which are models in high speed railway management in our region, and which is still under construction, is 2 thousand 622 kilometers. hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey until 2023, it aims to build 10 thousand kilometers of high speed rail network. In addition, it is aimed to increase the total network to 4 thousand 2023 kilometers in 25 by adding 940 thousand kilometers of conventional railway lines. Furthermore, a first in the world with two continents and connects with the Marmaray project under the sea rail, Turkey will become a bridge between Asia and Europe. Freight and passenger transportation from London to Beijing will be possible without interruption. ”
Süleyman Karaman also announced that they were candidates for organizing the organization in 2016, joining the two continents by rail in XNUMX.
TCDD engaged in several bilateral meetings in Congress General Director Süleyman Karaman, Turkey's YHT work, he said that the world followed closely see and appreciate.