The old train lines are modernizing: the high-speed train journey between Konya and Ankara dates back to Istanbul and the old train lines are not forgotten.
Electrification and signaling works planned to be done on conventional lines are planned to be completed by 2018. Within the scope of this study, 2 thousand 670 kilometers of signaling, while 2 thousand 484 kilometers will be applied to the electrification study lines. 2018 will be electrified after the work to be completed in 70. On the one hand, the signaling process will be carried out on the 80 part of the lines.
2003 78 percent until the year of Turkey's conventional lines without signal, while the 80 percent worked without electricity. With the completion of the construction of these systems, a big step will be taken in both economic and safe transportation.
The aim is to increase line capacity, reduce operating costs, reduce carbon emissions, ensure safe transportation, reduce dependence on foreign sources by using electricity in transportation and save time.
Within the scope of the study, the tenders for electrification were carried out in conventional lines. In order to provide cost advantage and to support domestic companies, local bidders were given 15 cost advantage.
Current status in electrification and signaling studies
Pehlivanköy-Uzunköprü-Border Line: Signaling and electrification works were completed and put into operation in 2013.
Boğazköprü-Ulukışla-Yenice, Mersin-Yenice, Adana-Toprakkale Lines: Due to the high load traffic, the construction of signaling construction started with 82. While the Pozantı-Yenice line is in service, it is stated that the line will be put into operation until the end of 2015 with the remaining sections.
Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Line: Physical progress has been achieved with a percentage 53 rate and road renewal and infrastructure works continue. 35 physical progress in the project as signalization is stated that the project's electrification projects are still being prepared. The construction of this line will start in 2015.
Eskişehir-Kütahya-Balıkesir Line: The whole line is planned to be commissioned by the end of 2015.
Kayaş - Irmak - Kırıkkale - Çetinkaya Line: Production works were started in the field with project design.
Tekirdağ-Muratlı: Electrification part is opened and started to work even signalization work is in progress. March 2015 signaling work is planned to be completed.