Minister Elvan: “Railways are experiencing the golden age”. Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Lütfi Elvan, said in his speech on the budget of the Ministry on the 2015 budget that the Railways were living the golden age together with the first years of the Republic, and 11 thousand He said that they have completely renewed 9 thousand 200 kilometers of the railway network. “It has not been possible to renew the railways that have been built during the Ottoman period for 150 years in the Republican period. We have renewed all of these railways. Elvan said that about 2 thousand kilometers left, and we continue our efforts for this. ”
“In our period, we built high speed and high speed train lines of 759 kilometers. Currently, our high speed and high speed train project of 2 kilometers continues. They will complete in the next 712-3 years, and Turkey is a sense of hope, we will have such iron with a tip from one end of the network. Our goal is to Agility, up from Edirne to Kars t in Turkey with its high-speed rail network quickly and pass as a whole. On the other hand, to bring the Black Sea to the Mediterranean with the high-speed train line from Samsun to the Mediterranean in the Black Sea. Another important project is that we attach great importance to this, and by high speed train to reach Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa-Mardin-Habur from Adana-Mersin route by high-speed train. Our work on Ankara-Sivas, Bursa-Bilecik, Ankara-İzmir lines continues intensely. Another important project is our Kars-Tbilisi-Baku project. As of the end of 4, I hope that we will have completed the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project and thus, we will ensure the uninterrupted Silk Railway connection from London to Beijing. ”
Elven, rail vehicles and supplies of, pointing out that they are in a very intensive efforts being manufactured in Turkey train sets, "There are well over a thousand in Turkey for the railway industry and our companies to the smallest detail from the rail, tools until now in Turkey produced. However, we did not settle with that, we said, 'Let's build our own high-speed national train.' We wanted to have all of us with all their rights and we started our work within this framework. Currently, the design work is over, we are bidding on industrial and engineering works on January 22. I hope we will put our high speed national train, which is completely domestic and totally Turkish, on the tracks in 2018 ”.
Within a month, they will buy 80 high-speed train sets, under purchase conditions, “Minimum 53 percent will be domestic production. You have to buy a local partner. You have to do this production in Turkey, "indicating that they would say Elven, 2015 Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa, Sivas-Erzincan, Yerköy-Kayseri, Adana-Gaziantep, Mürşitpınar Sanliurfa railway construction tenders to further Antalya-Konya-Aksaray-Nevsehir-Kayseri railway projects also our practice announced that they will be on the project.