When will the Keçiören Metro be opened: Minister Elvan made a statement about the YHT and Ankara Keçiören metro. Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, will direct Ankara to Istanbul and reduce the travel time to 80 minutes. Stating that feasibility studies have been carried out for the 280-kilometer section of the company, “5-6 companies stated that they are interested. If our companies show interest, we want to bid in 2015. ”
Minister Elvan reminded that they opened the Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul YHT line and travel time decreased to 3,5 hours in AA Editor Desk. Expressing that the YHT line, which will directly connect Ankara to Istanbul, has also been carried out, Elvan said that feasibility studies have been carried out on this line for the 280 km section from Sincan to Köseköy.
Expressing that they want to realize the construction of this line with build-operate-transfer model, Elvan said:
“We give this feasibility study and detailed information to companies interested in Ankara-Istanbul YHT line. 5-6 companies stated that they are interested. In this line, YHTs will speed up to 350 kilometers per hour and our citizens will reach Istanbul from Ankara in 1 hour 15 minutes, maximum 1,5 hours. If our companies show interest, we want to bid in 2015. ”
“Ticket prices dropped with the promotion application”
Stating that approximately 30 percent of the airline costs are due to fuel, and the decrease in oil prices caused the airline ticket prices to decrease, Elvan said that within this framework, airline companies put forward many promotion programs and sold tickets for 39-59 lira.
Stating that the Ministry does not have the right to directly interfere with these ticket prices, Elvan said, “When the ticket prices increase, we meet with the companies from time to time. Companies set a ceiling figure among themselves, and we want all companies to comply with that figure. The decline in oil prices caused a change in airfare prices. There were serious decreases in ticket prices, especially through promotion. ”
Turkey in terms of air traffic density, underlining that became an important center position Elven, in 2013 150 million passengers transported, by the end of 2014 this figure will reach 170 million, he said. Referring in particular to the increase in the number of passengers, indicating that the average annual growth rate of over 10 percent Elven, "Turkey's place in the ranking with respect to the number of passengers going upwards. Probably Turkey in the ranking of the number of passengers will enter the first 7 or 8 in the world this year, I think, "he said.
Keçiören Metro Station
Minister Elvan stated that the infrastructure works for Keçiören Metro have been completed to a great extent, and that the test works will probably start as of the end of June 2015. Explaining that there is a deficiency in the line's electrification works, Elvan said, “Our goal is to offer the Keçiören Metro to the service of Ankara residents in 2015”.