The Dardanelles will be covered by the train: The Dardanelles Bridge, where many countries aspire, was revised to pass the railway. The 3623 meter bridge will be the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan said that the train line will pass over the bridge to the Dardanelles. Describing the stage where giant projects carried out from Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge to the airport, Ankara-İzmir YHT to Ordu-Giresun and Çukurova Airport, the Elvan said that in 2015, 8.5 billion lira will be invested only for railways. He stated that the investment on the railway will increase to 2106 billion liras after 12. Minister Elvan, who was a guest at the Anadolu Agency's Finance Desk, said, “Stating that he had instructed to pass a railway line over the Çanakkale Bridge and that the project was revised in this way, he explained the project that will relieve the traffic of Istanbul and Marmara as follows:“ Between Europe and Asia Another connection continues on the Highway Project, which includes the Çanakkale Strait crossing bridge. Our brothers, who travel from Bursa, Aegean Region, west of Central Anatolia to Thrace and abroad, pass to Kapıkule over Istanbul. This brings an incredible burden to Istanbul traffic. For this, a highway from Balıkesir to Çanakkale. Çanakkale will be crossed by the bridge under construction here, and we will provide an exit from Tekirdağ and Kapıkule. In this way, we will create a ring by highway in the Marmara Region. We will take the load on Istanbul and move it to Europe via Çanakkale. The most important issue here is the Çanakkale Bridge, this bridge will be the longest suspension bridge in the world with a length of 2 thousand 23 meters, a total length of 3 thousand meters. The project work of this bridge was completed, I instructed my friends to pass a railway line over this bridge. The project is being revised. We are thinking of passing a railway line over the Çanakkale Bridge. Thus, traffic in Istanbul will be relieved and transportation costs will decrease. ”
Minister Elvan summarized the phase of other giant projects in these sentences:
We came to 312 meters. 10 meters left to complete. This week we will throw the first deck of the 3rd bridge. The silhouette of the bridge will begin to be seen gradually. Our goal here is to open the bridge on October 29, 2015. We have a 95 km North Marmara highway project here. We will finish it on the same date. There will be 3 main entrances to the city.
In the section from Odayeri to Tekirdağ-Kınalı, we went on the highway tender with the build-operate-transfer model. With this investment, Kurtköy-3 from Sakarya-Akyazı. We will have a second highway in the section extending to the airport-Odayeri-Tekirdağ-Kınalı. In these projects, we try not to destroy our forests as much as possible.
On the high-speed train line connecting Ankara to İzmir, construction work continues in the section from Polatlı to Afyonkarahisar. In 2015, we will bid for the section up to Turgutlu.
The project will be completed by the end of 2015. It is progressing slowly due to winter conditions. Tunnel works on the Turkish side have been completed, but tunnels in Georgia are not over yet.
Istanbul and Turkey sine qua non for a project. One way or another. We can't be.
We have tendered with Build-Operate-Transfer model. The company has a financing problem. DHMI continues to negotiate on foreign financing.
It is very important for the Black Sea. We aim to open as of March 2015. The first airport we built on the sea.
After Marmaray, it is the second important underwater transition project. We are at 1560 meters. 1700 meters left. Our target is to open for service at the end of 2016.
Turkey will equip them with the information highway. In 2015, we will bid for the route from Edirne Kapıkule to Istanbul.
We will connect the whole country by high speed trains. A person entering from Edirne will be able to go to Kars by high-speed train. Even the load can be carried.