Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, Europe's 6th world's 8th high-speed trains in Turkey (YHT) stating that operators, both individual as well as themselves in this situation, he said satisfied the people who have to take responsibility.
10 October 2017 Arslan, who was the guest of Anadolu Agency's Editorial Desk on Tuesday, made evaluations about the railway projects carried out in his statements.
Emphasizing the distance covered by the country as railways became a state policy, Arslan said, “We operate a high-speed train operation of 213 kilometers. Approximately 4 thousand kilometers of construction, and 5 kilometers of survey projects continue. It was very, very important to set these goals in order to show our distance to 700. ” said.
Underlining that YHT and HT lines are spread all over the country, Arslan said; “From time to time, there are criticisms that“ he didn't say our province ”. It was easy to say a city in the past because Ankara-Eskişehir, Eskişehir-Bilecik-Kocaeli-İstanbul, Ankara-Konya were working, it was when he said the name of 4 provinces. Not so now, there are many projects on the east-west axis, from north to south axis. If we count them, we need to count at least 60 percent of our provinces, but we know that we have an extraordinary effort to spread the HT and YHT network across the country. ” she said.
YHT'S WILL GO TO HAYDARPASA IN 2018
Emphasizing that the train management between the two sides will become uninterrupted, Arslan said; "YHT departing from Ankara can also go to Haydarpaşa Train Station, while some will cross the European Side using Marmaray, so transportation will be uninterrupted."
Lion; “Those in Istanbul want to see the comfort of MARMARAY so that both sides are connected by suburban lines, Halkalı Travel up to the comfort of MARMARAY. We are from Pendik HalkalıWe are working very quickly to convert the rest of the suburbs up to the MARMARAY standard. At the end of next year, Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci- on both sidesHalkalı suburban lines will be brought to the subway standards. By the end of the 2018, our people will be able to use this line. X
”BAŞKENTRAY IS IN THE SERVICE OF ANKARAL AT THE END OF YEAR“
Arslan emphasized that BAŞKENTRAY, which will be completed at the end of this year, is important both for providing suburban service and for speeding the YHTs to Sincan, and that the Torbalı-Selçuk rail system line was put into service in İzmir, and studies on similar rail system demands were carried out in other cities. told.
Minister Arslan, stating that difficult processes were left behind in the Baku-Kars-Tbilisi (BTK) railway project, “As a result of approximately one month of work, we will complete the project at the end of this month and start commercial service in terms of cargo and passengers.” said.
Arslan, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project of Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan of brotherhood, in terms of the development of human and trade relations, he said is very important.
MIDDLE CORRIDOR LINE PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY
In Turkey, underlining that moved the year 26,5 million tons of freight railroads Armstrong, "said the railway project, making continuous railway from Beijing to London when making central corridor in terms of appealing for shipments through our country we only from China to Europe If we can take 10 percent of the outgoing loads, we will have created an additional load capacity of 30 million tons. ” He said that, compared to the handling of railways across the country, only the amount of cargo that this project will bring to the country is a serious figure, and this figure will be reached over time, initially much lower.
”OUR PRESIDENT AND OUR PRIME MINISTER“
Indicating that all the countries on the route will benefit from the project that will make the railway uninterrupted from London to Beijing, Arslan said that there is a chance to carry cargo to many countries on these lines from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan to Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
Arslan emphasized that the project was very important especially by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, “I am grateful to them for giving all kinds of support from the beginning. If there is a strong will and a firm stance behind you, you can easily realize these projects. His enjoyment is not compared to anything else. ” found the assessment.
”We are completing the project completely at the end of this month”
Evaluating the point reached after the difficult work in the project Arslan, said:
“For the test drive, on September 27, we boarded with the relevant ministers of Georgia and Azerbaijan from Tbilisi, we came to the entire line with the railway uninterrupted until Kars. As a result of approximately one month of work, at the end of this month, we will have completed the project completely and started commercial service in terms of cargo and passengers. Authorities from 3 countries are working together on transportation. TCDD and TCDD Tasimacilik also hold the necessary negotiations. Freight connections are provided with many countries. It is necessary to provide connection about 1 year in advance regarding railway freight transportations. I hope there will be transports that we can express with the numbers of millions as soon as they are opened. ”
PALANDÖKEN AND KARS LOGISTICS CENTERS ARE IMPORTANT
UDH Minister Ahmet Arslan pointed out the importance of the BTK project for the development of the region and said that the logistics center built in Erzurum is about to be completed and the construction of the logistics center in Kars is ongoing.
Arslan stated that the cargo movements coming from China in Central Asia at Palandöken and Kars Logistics Centers have the chance to spread to the Black Sea, the Middle East and Africa over both provinces, “Hopefully the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project” When we open it to commercial transportation in about a month, both the provinces and our country will benefit from this. When we get on the train from Tbilisi and come to Kars without interruption, I have a hard time describing the pride and pride that I live in my country. Good luck to our country. ” he spoke.