Şanlıurfa Pressed Button for High Speed Train: It was the curiosity of AK Party Chairman and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who had promised a high-speed train to the Urfa, in Sanliurfa at the 1 November Early Elections.
But this day the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) by "Akçagöz to-Mills Diversion Project" will be established distance transport between the high-speed train network with the Çukurova region with the Southeastern Anatolia Region was excited by Urfans the agenda of the disclosure will be shortened. The railway route that will pass through Urfa will be renewed from the Osmanbey campus of Harran University, Atatürk Forest, from there to the Kizlar village, and then to the Suruç Mürşitpınar old line.
On the other hand, the Diyarbakır-Şanlıurfa Railway line, which has a total length of 171 + 417.862 kilometers, continues to be implemented. In addition, other projects planned in the region will be integrated with other high-speed train lines planned in the Eastern Anatolia Region and Southeastern Anatolia Region, while the transportation in the region covering the Diyarbakır-Şanlıurfa Railway Project route is generally provided by road, local, regional and international freight and passenger will be important in terms of transportation. "Diyarbakır-Şanlıurfa Railway Surveying Project and Engineering Services Work" was awarded to Yüksel Proje Uluslararası A.Ş. on 13.07.2011 by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Infrastructure Investments General Directorate. It is expected to be connected to Diyarbakır and Şanlıurfa, Malatya, Sivas and Ankara. In addition, it is planned to provide access to Adana via Gaziantep with other projects planned in the region. Through the Diyarbakır Şanlıurfa Railway line, which will be integrated with other high-speed train projects; Diyarbakır and Şanlıurfa will be connected to Malatya, Sivas and Ankara.