Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said, “We are currently operating on the 213 kilometer high-speed train line, and the construction of high-speed trains and high-speed trains continues at approximately 4 kilometers. In addition, the study of approximately 5 thousand kilometers of high-speed train and high-speed train lines, project preparation work continues within the scope of railway mobilization. said.
Minister Arslan, who visited Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zeki Toçoğlu in his office, received information about the works from Toçoğlu.
Following the visit to Turkey Wagon Industry Inc. (TÜVASAŞ) the Minister Arslan, here bulunarak examination in the production line of wagons and wagon received briefings from officials.
Arslan, who made statements to press members after examining the wagon named “Anatolia”, said that especially after the 1950s, the neglected railways became a state policy with the AK Party.
Government renewal of existing lines need to anywhere in Turkey and the world's 8th, Europe's 6th Armstrong explained that very seriously distances is about high-speed rail operators to become countries, "Our business in the Current thousand 213 kilometers of high-speed train line continues and the construction of high-speed trains and high-speed trains continues at approximately 4 thousand kilometers. In addition, the study of approximately 5 thousand kilometers of high-speed train and high-speed train lines, project preparation work continues within the scope of railway mobilization. He spoke in the form.
Arslan stated that the point the country has reached is proud but there is a long distance to be taken, “Therefore, within the scope of this railway mobilization, while connecting all parts of the country with iron networks and working for the country to get a much greater share in railway transportation, at the same time, railway vehicles should be modernized. according to today's technology and, should the need for outside of Turkey Turkey, involves the production of rail vehicles, Ankara, Sivas and production at our factories in Eskisehir're doing very seriously. " he spoke.
Minister Arslan stated that they are examining the 4 and 3 sets of railway vehicles that will serve the regional transportation and said, “Friends finish one set approximately 1 month after starting work and they finish one set every week. So far, 35 sets, if you consider it as 4-vehicle, they have delivered 140 vehicles to TCDD transportation. They will complete this production by the end of next year. So far, 30 percent of the indigenous contribution, as long as the next end to take the license will be done entirely in Turkey now. From here, we have exported abroad from time to time, but we will be able to export more. " used the expression.
"This is a mobilization"
Another issue that should be shared happily voicing Arslan, said:
"Especially electric and aluminum bodied national and doing local train on the Mr. President of our instructions, we began work built within the framework of the studies that the Prime Minister launched, we are conducting and when these studies are finished'll now make its national railway Turkey. This alone does not make sense, with these works we will do, we will be able to export while meeting the need in our country. That's when it will become much more meaningful and important. We are pleased with the progress our factory, which was established in 1951, to produce much more modern and more beautiful railway vehicles within the scope of the recent mobilization, but we will not be satisfied with this. Development of the factory, much more to be modernized and to be able to Turkey's local and national railway was important for us. We would like to thank our engineer and technicians, starting with our general manager. This is a mobilization. If the government, ministers, and deputies keep up with the President, success will come. Within the scope of this mobilization, we are working all over the country in order to keep up with the development initiative initiated by our President. This is one of those studies. We are pleased to see that there is a significant amount of production. In particular, we have come a long way in order to get rid of foreign dependency, to do local and export instead of importing. From now on, we, as the ministry, will have given the necessary support in the railway vehicles sector to this development move of our country by doing much more. "