While the investigation of the train crash in which 24 was killed, the new Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan, Halkalı-Kapıkule announced that they will build a new railway line. Turhan stated that the new line will be used in freight transportation and the construction of the new line will be covered by EU funds.
While the investigation of the train crash in 24 where 124 was injured in Tekirdağ, Cahit Turhan, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure HalkalıHe said that they will build a new railway line between Kapıkule. Turhan stated that trains may reach 200 kilometers speed in the new line. The old line will be used in freight transportation.. Speaking to Hürriyet, Minister Turhan said: Halkalı-Kapıkule provided information about the ongoing train line work.
Halkalı-Kıkıkule BETWEEN EU FUND
Stating that the European Union (EU) funds will be used in the construction of the new pipeline, Turhan said: 2014 million Euros were allocated to our ministry during the 2014-2020 period. In this period, this money will be used as the first project Halkalı-Kapikule line was preferred. It was offered the reconstruction of the railway line as a rapid rail of 200 mileage. European Union, this should be done in two stages Halkalı- Çerkezköy by TCDD, Çerkezköy-Kapikule cut with the EU funds was appropriate.
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Source : the site www.hurriyet.com.tr