Eskişehir-istanbul reached the last stage in the YHT Line
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım said, “Although the travel time between Ankara and Istanbul will decrease to 3 hours, the rate that our citizens travel on this route will go by railways will increase. "The journey between Ankara and Istanbul is currently around 10 percent, reaching 78 percent, so there is a 7-8 fold increase."
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, attended the ceremony held in Eskişehir due to the last drilling operation of Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train (YHT) Bozüyük 36 Tunnel. Stating that the longest of the 25 tunnels on this line is brought together by daylight, Yıldırım said that the light will be seen from both ends of the tunnel. Yıldırım stated that the tunnel is 4 thousand 100 meters long and said, “It is a very long tunnel. When we make this tunnel, we will have completed a difficult job. ”
Yıldırım pointed out that all their aims were to complete the Eskişehir-Istanbul YHT line until October 29, and thus Ankara and Istanbul would be combined with a 3-hour trip through Ankara, Eskişehir, Bilecik, Sakarya, Kocaeli. Yıldırım pointed out that there may always be some unexpected surprises in such large projects, so he stated that the works are continued with attention and devotion. Yıldırım said, “With these tunnels, viaducts and all these structures, the road gets a bit shorter. Travel time decreases from 7-8 hours to 3 hours. This is a very serious improvement. Signal level, security level is maximized. Even if we go 250 kilometers along the train, mobile phones will be taken, and this is the infrastructure of it. In addition to all these, the travel time between Ankara and Istanbul will be reduced to 3 hours when this line ends, and the rate that our citizens travel on this route goes by rail will increase. The journey between Ankara and Istanbul is currently around 10 percent, this rate increases from 10 percent to 78 percent. So there is 7-8 times increase. We will provide more comfortable, comfortable and safe travel to our citizens. "
Minister Yıldırım said, “Today we also looked at the work in Marmaray. There is no serious problem there. Things are going well. Marmaray is the longing of our nation for 150 years. We are working hard to make these aspirations come true. ”
Minister Yıldırım answered the questions of journalists after his statements. To a journalist's question about the 'PKK's withdrawal process', Yıldırım said, “The solution is not to waste energy. Not to sacrifice our human and financial resources for a meaningless fight for ever. The solution process provides this to us. The 400 billion dollars we spent so far flew away. If we spent that money on the development of the country, there would be 400 Bosphorus Bridges today. ”
On a question, Yıldırım said, “(Our test drives on the YHT line) Our target is to start the driving as of August. We need to detect and troubleshoot problems and troubles beforehand. For this reason, there will be no work on the line, test runs will be made.