Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan stated that the number of High Speed Train (YHT) passengers has approached 44 million, “We have come to an end in the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Project.” said.
"Culture and Tourism at New Vision" title held in Istanbul, 134. Bab-i Ali Turhan Speaking at the meeting, referring to the activities carried out in the last 16 years of transportation and communication, Turkey is competing with the world in transportation and communication were told that they brought into the country.
. We have made railroad construction a national policy. “
Turhan stated that they have equipped the country in new ways throughout 16 years, made railroad construction a national policy, and converged the entire country from the village to the city with the latest technologies in communication, “You appreciate that it is not saving the day with the investments made in transportation and communication, but the generations. it is aimed to keep alive. Based on this idea, we have invested 515 billion liras so far to strengthen our transportation infrastructure and integrate with the world. ” he spoke.
"Turkey is the east-west, north-south axis in the corridor country"
In the east-west axis "corridor country" as defined Turkey to the north-south line in the Turhan stated that they bring into the hallway, so the three continents that united the country, said that the world's most critical juncture came to the location.
“We built a thousand 983 kilometers of new railways”
Minister Turhan, Turkey after many years of knitting moves with demirağ stating that they start again, he continued:
”Fuel savings were also saved by rail“
“We have completed the total maintenance and renewal of 10 thousand 789 kilometers of the existing railway network, most of which has remained untouched since its inception. In 2004-2018, we built 138 kilometers of new railways, an average of 983 kilometers per year. Increasing the length of the railway, which is 12 thousand 710 kilometers, to 2023 thousand 25 kilometers in 30 is among our main goals. Turkey, we have made 8 countries with a high-speed train in the world. "
Milyon The number of passengers transported by YHT has approached 44 million “
Underlining that the number of passengers carried on Turhan YHT lines has approached 44 million, ”Meanwhile, we have come to an end in the Ankara-Sivas high speed train project. With the railway mobilization we started in 2003, we increased our passenger number from 77 million to 2017 million in 183. In this way, fuel costs were also saved. ” said.
Turhan also stated that the three-storey tunnel that will cross the Bosphorus, which also includes the rail system, has come to an end in the project works.