Trabzon will be connected to Urfa by railway: Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, at a press conference in Karaman, said, “When we look at the North-South axes, it is an axle from Samsun to Çorum and from Çorum to Mersin. "There is an axis from Trabzon to Şanlıurfa again," he said.
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Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Elvan answered the questions at the press conference he held in Karaman. Answering a question about High Speed Train (YHT), Elvan said that the transportation sector is one of the main driving forces of development. Stating that they have made very important investments in the transportation sector in the last 12 years, including land, air, sea and railway, Elvan said: “When we look at not only the railway but also the highway, we have revolutionary services. While building the highway, we created the main axes connecting the west to the east. Our biggest shortcoming in Turkey were the axis road from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. We are creating 18 new axes from north to south. The connection of the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the shipment of products produced in the GAP to the north, to the Black Sea and from there to the northern countries will be much faster. from Edirne to Kars with Turkey will eg network of railways.
This is part of the Silk Railway. A line from Edirne to Kars, from Kars to Tbilisi, Baku, and from there to Kazakhstan and China. This line is very important to us. We completed quickly in this part of the Turkey. YHT works between Ankara and Sivas continue. After Sivas, there are Erzincan, Erzurum and Kars lines. We will start its construction rapidly. We will build the line from Izmir-Afyonkarahisar, Afyonkarahisar to Konya-Karaman, from Karaman to Mersin and Adana. This is a line that will extend to Habur. We have another axle to Van. When we look at the North-South axes, it is an axis that reaches from Samsun to Çorum and from Çorum to Mersin to our other cities. There is an axis from Trabzon to Şanlıurfa again. " Emphasizing that they will remove the railways from the monopoly of TCDD and that they have works to ensure that cargo and passenger transportation is carried out by the private sector, Elvan stated that after these studies are completed, TCDD will only get lease from these companies, “It is a very comprehensive area. "Today, tomorrow, this year, will you open it to the private sector entirely?" If you ask, I would say it is early for 2014 ”.