Thick Railway Line Modernization of Samsun Start: Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Manager Omar Stars, Samsun-thick (Sivas) attended the first rail dismantling activities for the renewal of the railway line.
Yildiz said the project is the largest-scale project funded by EU grant funds to date with 258.8 million euros.
Rail replacement works for the renewal of the Samsun-Kalın Railway line, which will remain closed for about 3 years, started with the ceremony held today. Governor İbrahim Şahin and TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız also attended the ceremony held in Samsun Station Directorate building. Speaking in the program that started with a minute of silence and the National Anthem, TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız said, “Our railway line to be modernized was built by Nuri Demirağ, the first railway contractor of the Republic, and was put into service in 1932. Within the scope of the railway attack started since 2003, our conventional line of 100 thousand 150 kilometers has been renewed so far, including 9-396 years of untouched roads ”.
Reminding that Ankara-Eskişehir in 2009, Ankara-Konya in 2011, Eskişehir-Konya in 2013 and Ankara-Istanbul and Konya-Istanbul in 2014, the high-speed train operation started, “The new Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train line we have built is in Köseköy-Gebze Section, the rehabilitation and signaling projects of the Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak line are carried out with the European Union IPA funds within the scope of the "Transport Operational Program". A large part of the modernization project of the Samsun-Kalın line, where we performed the first rail dismantling, will be financed by EU IPA funds. "The modernization project of the Samsun-Kalın line is the largest-scale project ever financed by EU grant funds."
'North to south, we carry Turkey to the Future "project, to be carried out under the slogan 378 kilometer line infrastructure and superstructure standard of raising that alarm system is installed in expressing General Manager Omar Stars, he continued:
“When the modernization works are completed, the existing line will be completely renewed, signaling and telecommunication systems will be installed, 48 historical bridges will be restored, 30 bridges and 1054 culverts will be rebuilt. In addition, tunnels will be expanded, station road lengths will be increased to 750 meters, all passenger platforms will be renewed according to EU standards, and a passenger information and announcement system will be installed at all stations. Thus, a significant increase will be achieved in the capacity of the line and the operating speed and comfort of trains, and rail will be preferred more in freight and passenger transportation. The project, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2017, will cost 258.8 million euros. I believe that by working day and night in coordination with all stakeholders, the project will be completed within the specified time. "
After the speeches, the first rails were removed with the protocol pressing the buttons.