The Samsun-Sivas railway line, where Atatürk started his works to hit the first digging on September 21, 1924, will be opened to transportation at the end of this year after 3 years of renovation. The railway, whose speed and carrying capacity will increase, is expected to make a major contribution to trade in Samsun.
Samsun-Sivas railway, one of the first railways of the Republic, was closed to transportation in September 2015 due to line renovation works. The railway, which was previously said to be opened in September, is planned to be opened by the end of this year.
The Modernization of Samsun-Sivas Railway Line Project is the largest project carried out outside the borders of the European Union (EU) grants. In addition to the 220m-euro EU grant, 39m-euro domestic resources were also allocated for the project. As a result of 3 years of work, the speed of trains will increase from 40 km to 80 km per hour, the daily train capacity of the line will increase from 21 to 54, annual passenger capacity will increase from 95 million to 168 million, and freight traffic from 657 million tons to 867 million tons. On the route, where the travel time will decrease from 9.5 hours to 5 hours, while the level crossings are made with automatic barriers, the platforms at the stations and stops have been improved in accordance with the EU standards in accordance with the disabled access.
When the republic was founded, there were 4 thousand 112 km of railways, all of which were owned by foreign entrepreneurs. Within the scope of the railway mobilization initiated after the declaration of the republic, 23 million TL was allocated for the construction of the Samsun-Sivas and Ankara-Musaköy railways in 1924 years and the budget to be spent each year, with the law adopted on 5 March 65.
FIRST IN RAILWAYS
Samsun-Sivas (Kalın) railway construction is the first major transportation project of the Republic. Another first in this project is Nuri Demirağ's contracting. one of the first contractors of the Republic of Turkey State Railways construction Nuri Demirağ "has made the line between Samsun poplar contracting.
While the Samsun-Çarşamba railway was the first line with a domestic enterprise, its operation was given to the Turkish Joint Stock Company with a capital of 6 million, represented by Nemlizadeler, one of the major export companies of the Turkish tobacco market, on December 1923, 75 with a 1-year concession agreement. The 36 km Samsun-Çarşamba line, which ended after two years of construction, was put into operation on 29 August 1926.
7 COMPLETED IN YEAR
With the completion of the line between Yıldız and Kalın, the last part of the Samsun-Sivas line, the railway started operating as a full route on September 30, 1931. While 7 km long Samsun-Kalın line, which takes 372 years to be constructed, is connected to Ankara-Sivas line, 4 tunnels with a total length of 914 thousand 37 meters were built on this line reaching Sivas. The total length of the straits on the line reaches 180 km, which corresponds to 45 percent of the line.
SAMSUN-ÇARŞAMBA LINE FROM THE FIRST
Turkey's Samsun-Wednesday, one of the first railway line railway line Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on September 21, 1924. starts with digging the first hit Wednesday. Ataturk used the expressions at the ceremony, "The Lord's attempts to build a railway in our country with national capital, and many points that do not need explanation are extremely important."
SAMSUN, LOGISTICS POINT
Salih Zeki Murzioğlu, Samsun Chamber of Commerce Chamber President Salih Zeki Murzioğlu, who said that with the opening of the Samsun-Sivas railway line, Samsun will travel in terms of transportation, trade and employment, saying, “Samsun is a point in logistics. Road, air, sea and rail transport, which is one of three cities in Turkey. We will export to 3 countries that have a coast from Samsun to the Black Sea. For this, it is very important to eliminate all the deficiencies in the transportation point. We have efforts to increase production in Samsun, we are trying to create the industrial ground. We will see the benefits of the railroad in the long term. ”
SAMSUN WILL LIKE ANTEP
Stating that the railway connection of Logistics Village is of great importance, Murzioğlu said, “Our Logistics Village has been in operation for some time, and the tender of the Logistics Village's railway will be held on 17 October. We're trying to make our projects in Turkey and in the world. Logistics Village has a lack of railway transportation. Opening the Samsun-Sivas railway line back to transportation will close this gap. It is a city that deserves to be like Samsun, Gaziantep or Kayseri. ”
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