Ankara - Istanbul High Speed Train line was opened: The High Speed Train, which remained on the road for a while due to the malfunction, was put into service. The opening ceremony, scheduled for 18:30 due to malfunction, started at 19:20. Speaking at the opening, Prime Minister Erdogan said that the High Speed Train (YHT) will be free for one week from Monday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the High Speed Train (YHT), Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that they are proud to open the High Speed Train into service despite all the obstacles. Not only opened YHT capital, Erdogan noted that they also meet with iron mesh, "We are the ruins of the iron mesh Turkey," he said.
Here are the highlights from Erdogan's speech:
Today we set off from Ankara, now we are in Pendik. Today Bilecik, Sakarya, Kocaeli met the joy of YHT for the first time. Currently, Istainbul is experiencing this joy. Today, we are not only opening the YHT line, we are bringing the people of Capital together with iron networks. We are the ruins of a network of railways with Turkey.
We do not look like service
We do not view these investments as an ordinary service. With these investments, we are restoring our ancient civilization and building a new civilization. This ruling is not the old Turkey is walking a ruling by the heir to the spirit of the new Turkey. Turkey was çekiyodum railway drought for 70 years. If you say YHT, it was not even in dreams until we came to power. As soon as we came to the government, we immediately rolled up our sleeves. As of now, we have exceeded 17 thousand km. We have built 12 thousand km of divided roads in 17 years. This is our difference. Would you believe that 12 years ago it was said to have crossed Marmaray at a depth of 62 meters of the Bosphorus? One of the outgoing candidates says 'Demirel was making Marmaray'. Come on, what does it have to do with it? We laid the groundwork and opened it.
My wish, Bahçeli and Kılıçdaroğlu will also pass
There was a lot of speculation about the YHT project. We are going here tonight and we will have our iftar at Haliç Congress Center. Nice things are happening, there will be more beautiful ones. When we look at it today, it is seen that those who make those slanders benefit from these services. Of course they will benefit. Ekmeleddin Bey, I am glad that you passed Marmaray. We did those services for them as well. But the ax hits the stone, says Demirel. It is a shame. My hope is that Kılıçdaroğlu and Bahçeli will also pass. Those who follow them pass and cannot pass by themselves.
It was built in the most difficult geography
This line was built in the most difficult geography in terms of Turkey's railway construction. The soil differed per step by factors such as rock ground. YHT construction area has become almost an internship area for our technical universities. We achieved results as a result of great efforts. I would like to thank Binali Yıldırım, Lütfi Elvan, engineers, brothers and contractors who have contributed to the project from the very beginning. The tests are now complete. Flights between Ankara and Istanbul start tomorrow. In the first place, it will call in time, which will be 12 times a day. We do not only lay rails, we do not make roads, we also make hearts.