160 year has passed since the first journey of the railways in Anatolia.
In the 1856, 4.136 km of the lines built with the railway journey starting with İzmir-Aydın line remained within the borders of today. 1923 km rail was built between 1950-3.764.
The rapid march of Demirağlar came to a standstill for more than half a century, like the 1950-2003.
The year 2003 was once again a milestone for railways. With the great support of our governments, 57,7 billion TL investment was made until this day. 2009 in Ankara-Eskisehir, 2011 in the year of Ankara-Konya, 2013 in Konya-Istanbul and 2014 in Ankara-Istanbul between the High-Speed Train flights have started.
High Speed Train line construction works between Ankara-İzmir and Ankara-Sivas are also ongoing. In addition to high-speed high-speed train lines, Bursa-Bilecik, Konya-Karaman, Karaman - Ulukışla - Yenice-Adana - Osmaniye - Ga-ziantep, Adana-Mersin, Sivas-Erzincan, Eskişehir-Antalya, suitable for fast passenger and freight management. Halkalı-Kapıkule We are carrying out the projects of Fast Railway.
Free, competitive, economic, and social care from the drive-can be reduced prepared in order to create a compatible railway sector with EU legislation and 2013 years came into force in 6461 Turkey No. restructuring of the railway infrastructure operator TCDD under the Law on Liberalization of Railway Transport studies were completed successfully.
As a subsidiary of TCDD for the purpose of freight and passenger transportation da TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. was established.
The existing lines have been renewed and transformed into electrical and signaled, and the logistics sector has begun to establish health centers. 20 units of the logistics centers planned as total 7 units were commissioned. The work for the others continues.
The fleet of towing and towing vehicles was modernized. In Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir and Gaziantep, original projects were carried out for urban public transport. Along with these, important steps have been taken towards the liberalization of the sector and development of domestic and national railway industry in our country.
The restructuring of TCDD for the liberalization of the railway sector and the establishment of TCDD A.Ş. were completed.
The Anatolian Rail Transportation Systems Cluster (ARUS), which includes TCDD, was established. Now we have 170 industrialists and they started to produce our national brands with the belief in ”cooperation, cooperation and national brand Şu.
In addition to TCDD's subsidiaries and affiliates, TUBITAK and universities, etc. As a result of the cooperation with such stakeholders, local train sets, rail, scissors, traverse and small fasteners are now produced in our country. We encourage the sector to realize Teker and Aks productions in our country.
In TULOMSAS, the production of the E1000 national electric locomotive has been successfully completed. The National Signaling Project was completed in cooperation with TCDD and TUBITAK.
National High Speed Train at TÜLOMSAŞ, National EMU / DMU sets at TÜVASAŞ and National Freight Wagon Project at TÜDEMSAŞ are underway.
These works, which are of great importance in the rebuilding of our country and reaching to the 2023 targets, do not escape the attention of the organizations inside and outside of our country and TCDD is appreciated.
5 195 is a member of the International Railways Association (UIC). In the General Assembly, I was elected as the Vice President of TCDD and the ü Award of Outstanding Service of Silk Road Civilizations M by the Union of Turkish World Engineers and Architects was a result of the successful line of TCDD.
On the other hand, our high-speed train projects are awarded with the Haydar Aliyev Year Award in the category of 'Sinan International Projects in Engineering, Architecture and Urbanism' within the scope of Mimar Sinan International Project Olympics and encourages us to make more efforts on behalf of our country and our sector.
Our Railways and ARUS members; National YHT and high-speed train projects, National Tram, LRT and metro vehicles production, logistics centers, inner-city and inter-city mass transportation projects will continue to take the role of locomotives in achieving the level of our country's contemporary civilizations.
Source: İsa APAYDIN - TCDD General Manager - ARUS Chairman of the Board - I www.ostimgazetesi.co