Current situation in Konya-Karaman, Karaman-Ereğli YHT line: General Director of TCDD İsa Apaydın"Some of our work has started in the southern part that will reach Konya-Karaman, Karaman-Ereğli, Adana-Mersin and Gaziantep, and some of our project work continues," he said.
Apaydın told reporters in Karabük, where he came for the 3rd International Rail Systems Engineering Symposium, that the government has transferred more than 2003 billion lira to the railway sector since 50.
Stating that almost all of the 11 thousand kilometer railway in the country has been renewed, Apaydın said, “In addition, we have also commissioned the Ankara-Konya, Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul high-speed trains with a thousand 213 kilometers, they are working. We serve with our trains running at a speed of 250 kilometers. We have ongoing high-speed train projects. Ankara-Sivas, we have built the infrastructure of our approximately 400-kilometer line, I hope we will start the superstructure construction next year. In a short time, we will reduce the distance between Ankara and Sivas to 2 hours. Our work continues between Ankara and Izmir and this is 624 kilometers. We will also connect Bursa to the Ankara-Istanbul line. " he spoke.
-Konya-Karaman, Karaman-Eregli line
Apaydın gave information about high-speed train investments and projects, he continued:
“We will come to the position that the high speed train core network serves more than 50 percent of the country's population. In addition to our high speed train investments, our high speed train projects are also continuing. Some of our work has started in the southern part that will reach Konya-Karaman, Karaman-Ereğli, Adana-Mersin and Gaziantep, and some of our project work continues. We currently have an Antalya railway project. We are doing our project to Antalya via Istanbul, Eskişehir, Afyon and Burdur. I hope Antalya will meet the high speed train. It will be connected to Ankara and Istanbul as both passenger and freight transport. "
- Samsun and Mersin ports interconnected
Apaydın made the following evaluations, emphasizing that they will connect Samsun and Mersin ports with the Samsun-Çorum, Kırıkkale-Kırşehir-Aksaray, Adana-Mersin line, which they developed in recent years and started as the "North-South Project":
“In the 2023 vision, we are planning to build 13 thousand kilometers of railway line. I hope we are working day and night to achieve this goal. We thank our Minister, Prime Minister and President for their support. Besides, the railway sector is growing with its sub-industry. Currently, more than 50 companies are working in the market as suppliers to the railways. We have KARDEMİR with us, producing rails for our fast and convention trains. In the future, it will produce wheels and expand its product range. The railway sector has achieved a certain development and its development will continue at the same pace from now on. We are planning to train our human resources in this sector with our youth at Karabük University. We plan to employ these young people as quality human resources in our railways and rail sectors. "