Turkey featuring the high-speed train network: Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, Turkey's four sides of the high-speed train (HT) and High Speed Train (YHT) stating that they connect with the line, "the construction of the so far thousand 213 kilometers YHT line was completed. The construction of the 3 thousand kilometer YHT and HT line continues. In addition, we are continuing the survey and project studies of 5 km of YHT and HT lines. ” he spoke.
Minister Arslan, said in a statement, the work on the railways gained momentum in the last 14 years, the investment in the infrastructure of railways, the investment in highways, he noted.
Underlining that the investment allowance allocated for railways for this year is over 11,3 billion liras, Arslan said, “We are especially making our investments to create the high-speed train and high-speed train infrastructure of our country.” said.
Arslan of Turkey by the year 2009 meet Recalling that the high-speed train, declaring that found 213 thousand kilometers of length until now made YHT line, continued as follows:
“However, our aim is to weave all over our country with high-speed train and high-speed train network. We make high-speed train networks that allow traveling over 250 kilometers per hour in geographies where there are suitable conditions for slope. In geographies not suitable for speeds of 250 kilometers per hour, we make high speed train lines in accordance with speeds of 200 kilometers per hour. Currently, we are continuing with the construction of our 3-kilometer high-speed train and high-speed train line that will connect all over our country. ”
- “Ankara-İzmir YHT line is in 2019”
Arslan stated that they are continuing their works on Ankara-Afyonkarahisar-Uşak-Manisa-İzmir YHT line, which are under construction, and that they are planning to complete the construction of the line in 2019.
Stating that the construction continues on the Ankara-Kırıkkale-Yozgat-Sivas YHT line, which is one of the most important rings of the continuous railway project from Beijing to London with the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku Railway project, Arslan said, “We anticipate the completion of the project by the end of 2018. In the YHT project, which will reduce Ankara-Sivas to 405 kilometers, the infrastructure construction works ongoing in all line sections have reached 75 percent. We continue the tender processes for Superstructure and EST. Construction work continues on Bursa Bilecik, Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla (Niğde) and Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep High Speed Train lines. ”
- “The project works of the line of 2 thousand 622 kilometers will be completed”
Minister Arslan, 5 thousand 277 kilometers of YHT and HT continued to work on the preparation of the study-project, 2017 2 by the end of the year 622 kilometer cuts to complete the studies to prepare the survey-project, he said.
These lines are Kayseri-Yerköy YHT, Halkalı-Kapıkule HT, Aksaray-Ulukışla (Niğde) -Yenice (Mersin) HT, Kayseri-Nevşehir-Aksaray-Konya-Antalya HT and Sivas-Malatya HT lines, Arslan, 124 kilometers long Gebze-Sabiha Gökçen Airport-Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge He noted that the High Speed Train Line is an important project to support railway traffic between Asia and Europe, and that the project of this line aims to be included in the Investment Program within the year.