Karaman announces TCDD's 2023 targets

Karaman TCDD has announced the 2023 destination: 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.

The International Railways Association's (UIC) “11. The European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) World Conference ”started 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 followed every development closely 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.

Stating that the role of Turkish railways in the UIC is not limited to managing, Karaman said, “Our railway administration has also been the chairman of the regional board of the UIC for the last 10 years and contributes to the regional railway transportation policies to the maximum.”

The total annual transport of freight cost of between Asia and Europe $ 75 billion is that information that 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 he required a warm and sustainable cooperation between the countries' railway administrations.

Karaman, the potential and development of both Turkey highlighting the importance for the sustainable rail policy for both EU countries, this significant meeting provides the world's railways in Turkey's development in both Turkish railways established by both the UIC stated that this is a good example of cooperation.

  • “Railway was handled as a sector that should be developed as a priority”

TCDD General Director Karaman, prepared by Turkey in the government's 2004 Transportation Master Plan Strategy on the railways has stated that closely related to other modes of transportation with integrated manner position among Turkey's regional and continent of handling as an industry need to be developed as a priority .

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 Marmaray he implemented, ongoing construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and still ongoing construction of the bridge 3. In the macro sense of the intercontinental railroad crossing railway project provides integration. These large projects connect the Middle East to Europe with the west-east high-speed train, west-south fast and high-speed train corridors being created. After the Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Konya-Eskişehir lines have been put into operation, the construction of the Istanbul-Eskişehir high-speed train line has been completed and will be put into operation within the year after the testing and certification works are completed.

On the other hand, the construction of Bursa-Ankara, İzmir-Ankara and Ankara-Sivas high-speed train lines and Konya-Karaman high-speed train lines continue. The length of these lines is 2 thousand 160 kilometers. The tender for the construction of the Sivas-Erzincan line has been made and the project processes for the Karaman-Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa-Mardin border south high-speed train lines are ongoing. Until 2023, our goal is to build 9 kilometers of high speed, 3 kilometers of speed and 500 kilometers of new railroads in the next 8 years. "

  • “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 expanded to be integrated with the European signal network, Karaman said, “On the other hand, it was decided to signal about 8 thousand kilometers of conventional railway without signal within the next 9 years. Likewise, the signal construction of the conventional railway with a distance of 2 km and the electrification work on the railway with a distance of 627 km continues. "The newly constructed lines, the lines that are signaled and electrified, as well as the vehicles operated here are at EU standards."

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.

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