Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan stated that the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train (YHT) Project was included in the 100-day implementation program of the Presidential Cabinet, saying, “The Ankara-Sivas YHT Project has completed its infrastructure and superstructure works until the end of this year. an important high-speed transportation project where we will start test drives and then open it to service after receiving competence. ” said.
After evaluating the reviews, Turhan said that they have traveled the route starting from Ankara Kayaş and obtained information from those responsible, and the project was included in the 100-day action plan of the government announced yesterday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Turhan, referring to the process related to the project, “Ankara-Sivas YHT Project is an important high-speed transportation project where we will start the test drives in 2019 by completing the infrastructure and superstructure works until the end of the year and then open it to service after we receive the competence.” he spoke.
Pointing out that the project is located in the middle corridor of the Iron Silk Road connecting Europe to the Far East, Turhan stated that this line is one of the most important sections of the transportation corridor from Edirne to Kars.
“ANKARA SİVAS TRANSPORTATION WILL DECREASE IN 2 HOURS”
Turhan emphasized that the project will be integrated with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line and the Iron Silk Road, not only with Sivas but also following Erzincan and Erzurum.
“The investment cost of our project is 9 billion 749 million liras. Our trains will operate at an operating speed of 250 kilometers per hour. Transportation between Ankara and Sivas will be reduced to 2 hours. We will provide convenience for our passengers who will travel on the Ankara-Sivas line, both economically and in travel time. ”
2003 91 has been invested in the XNUMX billion liras since today, pointing out that an important part of these investments are high-speed train projects.
“YHT COMFORT WILL COME”
Turhan, a thousand 213 kilometers high-speed railway line has been opened to service so far, the Ankara-Izmir and Ankara-Sivas YHT lines, especially a thousand 889 kilometers high-speed, one thousand 480 kilometers and 612 kilometers of the conventional total 3 thousand kilometers over a thousand kilometers the studies are continuing.
Emphasizing that the Ankara-Sivas YHT Project will bring high-speed train comfort to the provinces in the east of Ankara, Turhan said:
“This project will be connected to Kayseri. It will extend to Mersin, Gaziantep and Diyarbakır through the Konya line. It will reach Samsun again through Delice. These are projects that will bring important conveniences in the lives of our country and our people, and enable our underdeveloped regions to develop rapidly with rapid transportation. ”