Speaking at the transport coordination meeting in Bursa, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Ahmet Arslan announced that the construction of the high-speed train project, which will reduce the distance between Bursa and Ankara and Istanbul to 2, will start next month and will be completed in 2019.
Expressing that one of the most important investments to be made in Bursa is the high-speed train, UDH Minister Ahmet Arslan said, “Our promise to Bursa residents before was to connect Bursa via Bilecik to Istanbul and Ankara by high-speed train. In this way, we aim to ensure that the Bursa people go to Ankara and Istanbul with the comfort of high-speed trains in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Infrastructure works between Bursa and Yenişehir continue for everyone. We have reached the level of 45 percent. Again, we made tenders for the completion of the infrastructure from Yenişehir to Bilecik and the superstructure of the entire 106 kilometers between Bilecik Bursa. We received the offers on the 3rd of this month, on April 3. Our assessment is continuing now, but it has reached its final stage. Our goal is to complete the tender processes in the next month and thus, we will start the superstructure of Bursa, Bilecik, Ankara, Istanbul high speed train. Our goal is to complete the high-speed train line by the end of 2019 and bring it to the test stage, and by 2020 we will introduce Bursa and the guests who want to come to Bursa. This project is the project that we have spent 1 billion 210 million money to date. When the project is completed, the cost will be 5 billion 600 million. This will be the money we spend only for Bursa high speed train. For the 106-kilometer line. It is still nice. Bursalı deserves this very much. ”