Kütahya-Balıkesir Regional Passenger Train Expeditions: Parliamentary Family Labor and Social Affairs Commission President and AK Party Deputy Kütahya Vural Kavuncu, said in a statement to journalists, Eskişehir-Kütahya-Balıkesir railway line renovation and electrification works due to the Kütahya-Balıkesir region trains Ankara-Izmir recalled that the run between the express trains stopped.
In this process, significant investments have been made for railways Kavuncu, said:
“In the works started in 2011, all railways and sleepers from Eskişehir to Balıkesir were renewed. Infrastructure works were also carried out between Gökçedağ-Nusrat stations, the most challenging stage, and a new railway was built. In addition, the electrification and signaling works that started in Eskişehir were completed until the Tavşanlı Station. The ongoing works along the Balıkesir line are expected to be completed within a year. "
Kavuncu stated that the regional passenger train, which departs from Kütahya at 16.25 every day, will reach Balıkesir at 22.03. Stating that electric passenger trains will start to operate soon, Kavuncu said:
“After the electrification and signalization tests are completed, first the rail-bus trains between Eskişehir-Kütahya-Tavşanlı will be replaced by electric trains. After the completion of the line, electric passenger trains will run up to Balıkesir. Maintenance work continues in Soğucak Tunnel, which is collapsed between Balıkesir and Soma.
It is. When this tunnel work is completed, the Izmir line will also be opened and the Eskişehir-Kütahya-Balıkesir-Manisa-İzmir express trains will start working again.