Turkey will be built in the demirağ year 9: 2023 years 9 to 3 years in the next thousand kilometers of high-speed 500, 8 500 thousand kilometers of our goals fast and putting into operation of new railway is made between conventional 1.000 kilometers.
The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Director Süleyman Karaman, in the year 2023 to 9 years 3 thousand 500 kilometers of high-speed, 8 thousand 500 kilometers quickly and 1.000 kilometers conventional making the new railway said they are aiming to open a business.
International Railways Association (UIC)'n 11. The World Conference on the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) began in Haliç Congress Center under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and in cooperation with TCDD.
In his speech at the opening of the conference, TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman, who is also the President of the UIC Middle East Regional Council, said that Turkish railways have been in 10 years under the management of UIC and that they have taken an active role.
UIC is closely followed all developments in the Turkish railways, supports and international organizations and to effective ways of cooperation with Turkey with the decisions taken that the transfer of Karaman, said that a fruit of cooperation in this meaningful and consistent in making this conference in Turkey.
Karaman stated that the role of Turkish railways in UIC is not limited to managing, in Our railway administration is also the chairman of the regional board of UIC for the last 10 years and contributes to the maximum extent of regional railway transportation policies Türk.
Of the total annual transport between Asia and Europe freight costs that the information that 75 billion dollars Karaman, Turkey's European Union (EU) and of the creation of the country with rail corridor, rail weighted new combined transport of the opening of the corridor and the Middle East linked to the new corridor connections scheduled to Turkey and the EU He said that the countries required a warm and sustainable cooperation between the railway administrations.
Karaman, the potential and development of both Turkey highlighting the importance for the sustainable rail policy for both EU countries, the development in this significant meeting of both the Turkish railways will provide the world's railways in Turkey as well as established by the UIC stated that this is a good example of cooperation.
- ”The railway was considered as a sector that needs to be developed as a priority“
TCDD General Director Karaman, prepared by Turkey in the government in the year 2004 the Transportation Master Plan closely Strategy on the railways to address an industry need to be developed as a priority in an integrated manner with other modes of transportation of its position among Turkey's regional and continental said he is concerned .
Natural bridge in a position to strengthen these functions in Turkey, Asia and Europe to create a seamless rail corridors and modern Silk railroad that set goals to implement the transfer of Karaman, said:
"Turkey has prepared the appropriate project these targets and has started to implement these projects. Turkey has implemented the Marmaray, the ongoing construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and again 3 ongoing construction. bridge rail transit projects in a macro sense intercontinental rail integration. These large projects connect the Middle East to Europe with the west-east high-speed train, west-south and high-speed train corridors being created. After the opening of Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Konya-Eskişehir lines, the construction of the Istanbul-Eskişehir high-speed train line has been completed, and after the testing and certification studies are completed, it will be opened within the year.
On the other hand, Bursa-Ankara, İzmir-Ankara and Ankara-Sivas high-speed train lines and Konya-Karaman high-speed train line are still under construction. The length of these lines is 2 thousand 160 kilometers. The tender process for the Sivas-Erzincan line was completed and the project processes of the Karaman-Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep-Sanliurfa-Mardin border south high-speed train lines are ongoing. 2023 9 in the next year until the year 3 500 thousand kilometers of high-speed, 8 500 thousand kilometers of our goals fast and 1.000 kilometers conventional operation by opening a new railway between. "
- ”Domestic railway industry was created“
This project with simultaneous manner mainly public, private sector and foreign investors in partnership with indicating that the domestic rail industry generated Karaman, in this context, Turkey's Istanbul Technical University, with TUBITAK and TCDD cooperation has fulfilled its national signaling projects and said it had received the application.
Stressing that the national signal system will be integrated with the European signal network, Karaman said, iz On the other hand, it was decided to make the signal of the 8 thousand kilometers without signal in the coming 9 year. Similarly, the signaling of the conventional railway 2 thousand 627 kilometers and the electrification works for the 2 thousand 400 kilometer railway are underway. Newly constructed lines and signaled and electrified lines as well as the vehicles operated here are at EU standards. Yeni
Karaman, all of them Considering that both Turkey and the ERTMS World Conference held in Turkey and European countries of the region in terms of great importance, he added.
- "Turkey is a great player who played an active role in the railway area"
UIC Director General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux while stating that they carry out activities for the first time in Turkey, vision, said this area is a great player who played an active role in Turkey's current economic and social development located on the railways and in the future.
That benefited from the Government of Turkey and the geography of the country, giving priority to an important railway TCDD and Europe, Asia, Middle East, describing the steps for merging at Loubinoux, all of which 21. century, the new Silk Railway, he said.
At the opening, Marcel Verslype, General Manager of the European Railway Agency (ERA), Philippe Citroen, Director General of the European Railway Industries Association (UNIFE), General Director of European Rail and Infrastructure Companies (CER) Libor Lochman, Director General of Infrastructure of Belgium and European Union of Infrastructure Managers (EIM) Vice President Luc Lallemand and GSMR Industry Group President Kari Kapsch made a speech.
After the opening speech, 11. The ERTMS World Conference continued with several sessions focusing on the general theme of ”world-wide optimization of signaling investments ER. The conference on Turkish and European experiences on ERTMS will continue tomorrow.
ERTMS is an EU-supported traffic management system for the development of signaling equipment by providing interoperability in border crossings and the creation of a single standard train control and control system across Europe.