Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train line 30 ready for September
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım said, "Our aim is to complete the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train (YHT) line by 30 September".
Yıldırım came to Bilecik's Osmaneli district by helicopter to examine the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line construction. Yıldırım in Osmaneli High Speed Train Construction Site, Bilecik Governor Halil İbrahim Akpınar, Head of Parliament KİT Commission and AK Party Bilecik Deputy Fahrettin Poyraz, Bilecik Mayor Selim Yağcı, Osmaneli District Governor Ali Ada, Provincial Gendarmerie Deputy Commander Lieutenant Colonel Hünkar Keleş, Provincial Police Chief Deputy Mehmet Topçu welcomed TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman.
Yildirim, after receiving a briefing from the contractor company officials, Ankara-Istanbul YHT project Eskişehir-Istanbul stage said they have completed one of their monthly meetings.
Between Bozüyük and Sapanca said that the line is very difficult Yıldırım, said:
“We saw him coming by helicopter. You exit one of the tunnels and enter one. There are long and long viaducts in between. A 30-kilometer tunnel and over 10 kilometers of viaducts have been completed. On the other hand, ballast is now being made, sleepers are placed, rails are laid and electric poles are pulled. Infrastructure has passed 95 percent. The superstructure was made at 35 percent levels. From now on, the superstructure works will be accelerated even more. Nearly a thousand machines and 2 thousand 600 people work. Our aim is to complete the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line until 30 September. After that, of course, our opening day. We will decide with our Prime Minister. "
Stating that the work took place as planned, Yıldırım continued:
“We don't have any significant delay or trouble. Here we will examine the line between Yenişehir. This line will be connected to Bilecik after Yenişehir, after 75 kilometers. Work was done on 5 routes for connection to Bilecik. This is one of the most difficult geographies. One of these 5 routes was decided. More detailed project work is now ongoing there. Project work will be completed by the end of June. After that, of course, the Yenişehir-Bilecik connection tender of the second section will be made. Thus, when the line is finished, Bursa connection will be made to both Ankara and Istanbul in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Therefore, Bilecik is not only the land where the Ottoman Empire was established, it is not only a place where 4 regions like the Marmara Central Anatolia Black Sea meet, but also a city where the high-speed train network meets. In this respect, we make every effort to ensure that the project is completed without delay. Until today, the amount of our spending for highway and railway in Bilecik has exceeded 3 trillion 6 million liras.
Yıldırım said that Marmaray is also a continuation of this project.
Stating that the Bosphorus crossing of Marmaray will be completed simultaneously with the High Speed Train project, Yıldırım said:
“In the project, a separate work is also being carried out from Köseköy, Sapanca to İzmit. The 533-kilometer Istanbul-Ankara high-speed train route will be ready to be put into service in the next few months. Most of the work has been completed. Our aim is to provide the comfort and comfort that our people deserve and travel opportunities. We strive for this. Time is coming for this too, and time is running out slowly. I hope we will complete this project within this time. "
Emphasizing that they will lay the foundations of the 29rd bridge in the 560th anniversary of the Conquest of Istanbul on May 3 with the participation of the President, the Speaker of the Parliament and the Prime Minister, Yıldırım said that they will put a third necklace in Istanbul.
Reminding that they held the tender for the 3rd airport in Istanbul a while ago, Yıldırım completed his words as follows:
"All of them together are taking almost all of Turkey's think or imagine that in 2023, the foundation of major projects or construction in progress or completed. If Turkey grow, become one of the 10 economies in the world if you have to do these projects. Do not waste time with idle chatter with anyone know what the cost of business in Turkey. Therefore, even a minute of us should not be wasted. With this understanding, under the leadership of our dear Prime Minister, we continue our work uninterruptedly under his rule. "
After the speech, Minister Yıldırım departed for Ankara by helicopter.