Konya Karaman High Speed ​​​​Train Line on the Agenda

Great Stage Reached in Konya Karaman High Speed ​​Train Project
Great Stage Reached in Konya Karaman High Speed ​​Train Project

He stated that the construction of Ankara Sivas YHT and Konya Karaman high-speed train lines continues. Süleyman Karaman, General Manager of the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), said, “Our common history in the field of railways makes a more qualified and specific cooperation in the field of railway inevitable with Germany, a high-speed train operator country.”

Karaman attended the “2014. In his speech at the opening of the "High Speed ​​Railways Planning and Operation Workshop", he expressed his pleasure to hold a high speed train workshop with German experts.

Expressing that Turkey had a common destiny with Germany in many issues in the past, Karaman reminded that the Istanbul-South railway line, one of the corridors that form the main axis of Turkey's existing railway lines, was built by the Germans today.

Karaman, not only the railroad, especially the historical Haydarpaşa Train Station and many of the station and the German architecture features the said, he said.

Explaining that German railroaders made great contributions to the establishment of railways in Turkey, Karaman said, “All this common history makes it inevitable for a more qualified and specific cooperation in the field of railways with Germany, a high-speed train operator country. The workshop that started today is one of the important fruits of our cooperation on the railway for more than a century.”

Germany's railway express terms of the nature of models that move to Turkey Karaman in 2004, gave information about the works carried out under the protocol signed between the two countries under the auspices of the German Railways TCDD prime minister.

Karaman, who also gave information about Turkey's railway sector, noted that railways were considered as the sector that should be developed as a priority within the scope of the transportation master plan strategy prepared in 2004. Karaman stated that considering the railways as a priority sector is closely related to Turkey's regional and intercontinental position, adding that it is a natural bridge between Europe and Asia.

He said that Turkey has started to implement projects one by one to strengthen this function, to create an uninterrupted railway corridor between Asia and Europe, and to implement the modern Silk Road.


Stating that Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Konya Eskişehir YHT lines will be put into operation in a short time after the commissioning of the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line, Karaman noted that the construction of the Bursa, Ankara-İzmir, Ankara-Sivas YHT and Konya-Karamar high-speed train lines continues. .


Karaman, 2013 3 500 kilometers high-speed, 8 thousand 500 kilometers and a thousand 1.000 miles of conventional new railway is planned to be opened to the operation said.

Expressing that the cooperation with Germany in the railway field will continue to strengthen in the upcoming period, Karaman thanked everyone who contributed, especially the stakeholders who planned the workshop, TÜBİTAK, Higher Education Institution, universities and the German Embassy. High-speed railways will be evaluated and information will be exchanged on a wide scale from planning to construction, from operation to customer and employee satisfaction.

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