Orhan Birdal, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that they want to transfer the development in the aviation field to the railways sector as a model and said, “We believe that the railways will reach their deserved place with liberalization.
Orhan Birdal, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that they want to transfer the development in the field of aviation to the railway sector as a model and said, “We believe that the railways will reach the place they deserve with liberalization.” said.
Germany's capital, ongoing Berlin International Railway Technology, System and Tools Exhibition (InnoTrans Berlin 2016) investigations found Birdal, said in a statement to reporters, he said the railway sector in Turkey is a serious leap since 2003.
Turkey 13 years ago in similar developments in aviation reminding Birdal, said:
"Until 2003, the airline had only one company can monopolize transportation in Turkey say. When this monopoly was abolished in Turkey it increased share of both domestic abroad. Turkey, with a major airline industry has become one of the countries in the world. Turkish Airlines (THY) has become the first airline in Europe. The airport in Istanbul will be one of the largest and most important airports in the world. We want to transfer the aviation development to the railway sector as a model. We believe that with the liberation, the railways will reach the place they deserve. ”
Birdal, many years of neglected railway sector, the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) big moves, the government's support, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali stressed that made great strides with the vision of lightning.
In this period, Turkey's first High Speed Train (YHT) stating that he had met with Birdal, "not only YHT has been renewed more than 10 thousand kilometers of old railway lines were put into service our conventional lines. Apart from that, 200 kilometers of YHT line was built, still being built. ” he spoke.
Stating that YHT is operated on Ankara-İstanbul, Ankara-Konya and Ankara-Eskişehir routes, Birdal stated that the construction of the lines that will connect Başkent to İzmir in the west, Sivas in the east and beyond continues.
Birdal explained that TCDD has made great efforts to reach its 2023 vision targets in the railway sector.
Private train operations can be done
Stating that Turkish companies have participated in InnoTrans Fair regularly every two years since 2006, Birdal said, “There are 45 Turkish companies in today's fair. This is actually an important indicator in terms of showing the railway development in Turkey in recent years. This will continue increasingly in the coming years. ” found evaluation.
Orhan Birdal, railway sector since the 2003 has attracted attention.
Noting the rearing of Railways will continue Birdal, "Turkey, rail transport is actually thirsty state. The railway sector, which started in the early years of the Republic with the directive of Atatürk, was unfortunately neglected for a period. The need for railways has been regained momentum, as it has been well evaluated by our government. It will continue from now on. ” used expressions.
Birdal, from this year, reminded that the railways are liberalized, private sector companies who want to train with railroad or railroads in a sense that the rail can rent a train in a sense said.
Noting that private firms can operate both as passenger and freight train, Birdal said that this would bring competition in the railway sector and that people would be able to use more rail and the development of this sector.
Doors open to foreign investors
Explaining that built several facilities in the railway sector in Turkey with foreign Birdal, Ankara in Xinjiang with Chinese, Koreans, he said in Sakarya with established partner factories.
Birdal, the rate of nativism train sets will be produced in Turkey emphasized that they want to raise as much as possible, "the company, we will open our doors to them so they want to produce how many trains using indigenous materials. the fact that Turkey is an important market. It also has a feature that will attract investors because we have this infrastructure in terms of opening to the east. ” found in the description.
TCDD high speed that orders from Siemens "Velaro Turkey" has also examined the train Birdal, gave the information that has been completely designed to Turkey. YHT line in Turkey from the train sets will no longer pointing to more and more Birdal, these trains "at the summit of comfort," he added.
Approximately 60 thousand companies from 3 countries participate in the InnoTrans Fair.