14 cities to be interconnected by High Speed Train: With the High Speed Train line opened by Erdoğan and Davutoğlu, the distance between Istanbul and Konya has decreased to 4 hours, the target is 37 cities covering 14 million.
10-11 hours by bus with the YHT line opened, 13 hours between 4 hours and Konya-Istanbul with 15 hours dropped to XNUMX minutes.
TARGET 37 MILLION POPULAR 14 CITY
With the High Speed Train line, at least 5 thousand 2 kilometers of high speed train line will be built in 500 years. All of the lines which will be hosting the 37 bits that if Turkey's population of 14 million in the fast train will meet with each other.
'It will be 70 minutes between Ankara and Istanbul'
Minister Lütfi Elvan reported that there is a second High-Speed Train Line project between Ankara and Istanbul that will shorten the 3,5 hour.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lütfi Elvan stated that there is a second High Speed Train line project between Ankara and Istanbul that will shorten the time of 3,5 hours, “We have another project that will shorten this much more. A high-speed train that goes directly from Ankara to Istanbul, Eskişehir. In case of any candidate, we want to bid on the build-operate-transfer model, ”he said.
Elvan answered the questions of journalists while moving from Ankara to Konya by high-speed train to attend the 741th Vuslat Anniversary International Commemoration Ceremony of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi.
for even between Istanbul Kapıkule, Minister Elven, European Union countries in Turkey's standards is currently 5 countries stating that, "sung about high-speed train in other countries is not acceptable; for example, in Bulgaria, the high-speed train goes at 140 kilometers. In fact, the EU asked us to have 160 kilometers of Istanbul-Kapıkule high-speed train line, but we opposed it and said that it should be at least 200 kilometers. ”
Elvan said, “We will take the tender of the high-speed train between Istanbul and Kapıkule, we will go towards the end of 2015” and stated that there will be a direct connection with Europe in terms of the high-speed train line.
'THE SECOND LINE FROM ANKARA TO ISTANBUL WILL BE VERY ADVANTAGE AND PROFITABLE'
Emphasizing that they have started to focus more on railway investments, Elvan stated that they will invest 1 billion lira in 2014 and 7,5 billion lira in 2015 with an increase of 8,5 billion dollars every year.
Elvan 2016 targets to exceed 10 billion, the weight of more railway sector, said they directed.
Minister Elvan, on a question of journalists, said:
“I think it is very advantageous and profitable, directly from Ankara-Istanbul high speed train line. In the feasibility we have, an investment of roughly 4,5 billion dollars appears. Wherever you look, tens of thousands of people travel from Ankara to Istanbul and from Istanbul to Ankara. Every day, 12 thousand passengers travel on this line by plane. 5 thousand passengers travel by high-speed train. According to one study, more than 100 thousand citizens per day and 200 thousand according to the other travel between Ankara-Istanbul, Istanbul-Ankara by bus and private vehicles. I think it would be feasible for investors on the Ankara-Istanbul-Ankara line if we currently carry 50 passengers daily. ”