BTK Railway Line Project Ended: 2008 percent of the work was completed in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Project, the construction of which started in 83 and will connect China and London through Marmaray after its completion.
The final phase of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Line Project, the construction of which started in 2008 and will connect China and London through Marmaray, has been reached.
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia Joint Transportation Commission on 29 December 2004 discussed at a meeting in Tbilisi, the foundation in Turkey on 24 July 2008, Azerbaijani and Georgian presidents with the participation of discarded railway line work in the project, despite the heavy winter conditions in Kars continues.
The railway line is planned to be completed in 2015.
The first line of the line is planned to move a million passengers, while at the same time the products produced by the three countries will be carried.
Kars Governor Günay Özdemir, the last work on the railway line by examining the site with the project manager met with.
Erdem briefed Özdemir on the latest status of the project, stating that there was a pause in the project in 2013, and said that the work started intensely in the past months.
The railway line that expresses mixed transport made Erdem, "We're going two lines in Turkey. As of today, we have 550 meters of unperforated tunnel left. We are planning to complete it in March. Work continues in the tunnel on the border of the business. ”
Erdem stated that they made 2 route changes in the project due to the protection of the historical Senger Castle and the landslide where the border tunnel is located.
“One million passengers will be transported annually in the first place”
Governor Özdemir also pointed out that the BTK Railway Line Project will be put into service at the end of 2015 and stated that the works in this regard are continuing at full speed.
The study focused on the Turkey-Georgia border that expressing Ozdemir, expressed the completion of concreting operations in tunnels by 40 percent, "the study continues during the winter period. Currently, the cut-and-close tunnels in the Kars region have also been completed. The 79-kilometer section of land in Turkey we stayed a little short. Currently, 700 percent of the 83 million dollar project has been completed. This shows that a large part of the project and the main hard work is completed and only the parts related to the productions to be made remain. ”
Özdemir noted that after the completion of the BTK, İpekyolu will be put into operation again, noting that a transportation from Kars to Baku will continue, but a transportation from Beijing to London will continue.
Özdemir stated that it is important to become the center of the project and to increase in economic sense.
“With the high-speed train coming from Istanbul to Kars, it shows that economic, social and cultural communication with the Caucasus region can also speed up. With the launch of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, there will be a million passenger capacity in the first place per year. In addition, freight transport will come into play. First of all, marketing of the products produced by the three countries will come to the agenda. The project of the logistics center in Kars is also being prepared. The Ministry of Transport made its tender. At the beginning of 2016, we will put the logistics center into operation together with the railway.