Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, examined the on-going works on the Sivas-Ankara High Speed Line.
Minister Yıldırım said, “If everything goes well, our goal is to open between Ankara and Sivas at the end of 2015, within 2016 at the latest. For this, our friends are trying hard, ”he said.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım, who came to Sivas to hold various contacts, examined the on-going works on the Sivas-Ankara High Speed Line. Minister Binali Yıldırım, who toured Sivas by helicopter to determine the location of the station building to be built on the High Speed Train Line, came to the tunnel passing through Yıldızeli district and examined the works on site.
Making a statement here, Minister Yıldırım noted that the trip by High Speed Train will be reduced from 10 hours to 2 hours. Stating that the works are in a difficult geography, Minister Yıldırım said, “The place we are in is the last tunnel before Sivas. Approximately 2 meters of this 200-meter tunnel have been completed so far.
We continue to work on the rest. The Ankara-Sivas High Speed Railway line is 406 kilometers. We're talking about a 200-kilometer shortening. This means that the travel time is reduced from 10 hours to 2 hours. When you look at it, you will be able to go to Ankara in 2 hours when the project is finished. What does it mean. You will go to Ankara by High Speed Train as long as you go to Erzincan by land. We went from the helicopter to the further west of Yıldızeli on the route, and we had the opportunity to examine the works from the air. 406-68 kilometers of the 70-kilometer line are completely tunnels. 53 pieces but different lengths, the longest of which is 5 and a half kilometers, a total of 68 kilometers length of tunnels. Besides, there are also viaducts. There are also 51 viaducts. The total amount of 51 viaducts is 30 kilometers. A quarter of the 400-kilometer line is tunnel and viaduct.
You appreciate how hard we work in a geography. This is the only place that does not work even after this tunnel to the city center of Sivas until it goes. He was also auctioned. Soon there will also begin working in a few months. The 150 kilometer of the line is ready for superstructure, rail laying, power lines and signal. In the remaining 250 kilometer, especially between Kırıkkale and Ankara will be concentrated. Because the most difficult region, there are the most difficult transitions. Perhaps the viaducts with the highest foot height in the world will be built on this line. It requires very serious engineering. 92 meters have feet height. Quite an important structure. When you say 80-90 meters from this high, it means that when you divide it, a train will pass from above, at a building height of 30-35. It's a difficult project, but it doesn't mean anything. Enough, Sivasl, Sivas-Istanbul, Sivas-Eskisehir, Sivas-Konya, Sivas-Izmir, Sivas-Izmir, Sivas-Izmir, such as a comfortable, comfortable travel to many provinces will have the opportunity to travel.
If everything goes well, and if there is no extraordinary situation, our goal is to open Ankara-Sivas at the end of 2015, within 2016 at the latest. For this, our friends are trying hard, "he said. Stating that the project will continue until Erzincan, Erzurum and Kars, Minister Yıldırım said, “Our focus is on Sivas. Hopefully, we aim to complete the line between Eskişehir and Istanbul next year. On the other hand, Bursa-Eskişehir-Istanbul started. The tender for the Ankara-Afyon section between Ankara and Izmir was held. With the high-speed train network, we are slowly starting to knit our country from west to east and from north to south, with Ankara being the center. We have about one thousand 100 kilometers of finished lines on this subject so far. I think there is an ongoing amount of work over 3 thousand kilometers. Our goal Ottoman, Seljuk capital of the modern Republic of Turkey and the high speed rail line to connect with each other, "he said.
Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Undersecretary Habib Soluk and AK Party Sivas Deputy Hilmi Bilgin accompanied Minister Yıldırım's investigations.
Source: Newspaper Turkey