Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that the Başkentray Project was completed in as little as 20 months and said, "As the Ministry, we have been trying to make Ankara a real capital in the field of land, iron and airlines for the last 15 years." said.
Başkentray was opened with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.
Armstrong, in his speech at the ceremony, President Erdogan, "not only in Turkey Ankara, the capital structure of the transport corridor." He said that they acted with the instructions of the Ministry and that they have been trying to make the city a real capital in the field of land, iron and airlines for the last 15 years.
Pointing out that a very serious progress has been made in the construction of Ankara subways and making them high standard, Arslan said, "We started our work to make Başkentray a suburban suburb on the Kayaş-Sincan line and in 20 months we have put this project into service for the people of Ankara." he spoke.
Arslan pointed out that they increased the line 4 from Kayaş to Ankara, the line 6 from Ankara to Behiçbey and the line 5 from Behiçbey to Sincan, 36 kilometers to 156 kilometers new He reported that they are building rails and that they will serve high-speed and conventional trains and suburban trains with 6 lines.
Arslan said that many under and overpasses and tunnel culverts were also built on this line, and that a YHT station was built in Eryaman, apart from the YHT station in the center of Ankara, and that all these stations were planned and made unimpeded to serve the disabled.
Arslan, the project was completed in a record time such as 20 months, the attention continued, said:
“In this period, our suburban trains served only 1 day. In an environment in which coup entrepreneurs squeezed their bullets with bad ambitions on people, when our people fell on the road to protect their nation, complex, assembly and general staff, we carried our suburban trains to YHT line until that morning, even though this line was closed. In the first years of the Republic, just as railways and railroads worked for the survival, stability and independence of this country, they stood upright on July 10 and showed that they could sacrifice their lives for this. ”
Emphasizing that the railway industry, which has been neglected for years, has become a state policy again at the presidency of President Erdoğan, Arslan thanked those who contributed to the completion of the project in 20 months.
Within the scope of the Başkentray Project, which has an investment value of 1 billion 227 million pounds, the construction of a YHT garla 36 suburban station was completed along the 23 kilometer-long railway line. 4 between Ankara Kayaş Ankara-Behicbey between the 6 and Behicbey-Xinjiang between 5 line signaling and electric total 156 kilometers of new railway yapıldı.xnumx pieces highway underpasses and overpasses, the 12 pedestrian infrastructure and was built in a tunnel and 10 culvert with overpass . Vehicle passage safety was increased with lower and upper crossings built along the line, while waiting times in traffic were removed.
Passengers will be able to meet their needs from closed commercial areas created at Sincan, Lale, Elvankent, YHT Eryaman Station, Etimesgut, Hippodrome, Yenişehir, Kurtuluş, Cebeci, Mamak and Kayaş stations. Başkentray will be able to transfer passengers from Yenişehir Station to Kızılay Metro, Kurtuluş and Maltepe stations to Ankaray.
Başkentray will serve 15 thousand passengers per day with trains to be operated every 5 minutes at the beginning and every 520 minutes in the following days. Travel time between Başkentray and the suburbs of Kayaş-Sincan will be reduced from 59 minutes to 49 minutes, and the travel time of YHTs between Ankara and Sincan will decrease from 17 minutes to 11 minutes.