📩 25/11/2018 16:21
TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman came to the city to examine the preparations for the foundation laying ceremony of the Afyonkarahisar leg of the Ankara-İzmir high-speed train line. Visiting Governor İrfan Balkanlıoğlu in his office, Karaman said that they carried out important projects in the field of high speed trains. Noting that the high speed train line works started between Ankara and Istanbul, Karaman said, “There is currently service between Ankara and Eskişehir. The line between Eskişehir and Istanbul will end at the end of 2013. We laid the foundation in Bursa. The tender for the Ankara-Izmir high-speed train line was made. In addition, the tender for the Ankara-Afyonkarahisar line was also completed and the work started. "We will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony in January."
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Stating that the distance between Ankara and Afyonkarahisar will decrease to 1 hour and 15 minutes with the high speed train coming into service, Karaman said, “Cities will become each other's suburbs. Afyonkarahisar- Izmir will get closer. In 2016, approximately 15 cities in Turkey, will be establishing a high-speed train. Half of Turkey's population will make the trip so high-speed train. "We are the 8th high-speed train country in the world and the 6th in Europe."
Afyonkarahisar Governor Balkanlıoğlu said that TCDD has become the most developed railways. After the visit, TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman presented a high-speed train model to Governor Balkanlıoğlu. Karaman said, “This is the first high-speed train to Afyon. "Bursa" is written on the model, but we will write Afyon while we are laying the foundation, "he joked. Karaman and Vali Balkanlıoğlu later made observations at Ali Çetinkaya Station.
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