President Urgup Railways Week Celebration Message: Sivas Mayor Dogan Urgup, Railroad Week has therefore issued a message of celebration.
President Urgup, the message; Ası In our country, the last week of September is celebrated as Railroad Week. Railway transportation, which started in the UK in 1825 for the first time in the world, started in Turkey with the construction of a railway between İzmir and Aydın in 1856. Heavenly 2. During the reign of Abdülhamit, a new era was opened in Turkey. In the following years, especially during the War of Independence, our veterans were transported to the fronts by means of railways carrying weapons, supplies and soldiers.
Urgup said the following in his message:
Mes With the proclamation of the Republic, the importance given to our railways has increased. 1923 4559 kilometers in our country, while in 1940 8637 XNUMX km reached this length. Until now, the importance given to the railways has continued to increase day by day and our railways are renewed according to the conditions of the day and renewal continues. Today, railways are widely used as a fast and safe means of transportation in developed countries. In our country, especially in recent years, increasing number of high speed train projects is a correct and necessary investment. The contribution of railway workers who are self-sacrificing and self-sacrificing cannot be denied at the stage of railway transportation.