Samsun Sivas Railway has reached the last stage. The trains perform their test drives on the renewed tracks. TCDD officials, the line will be put into service this month reported. Samsun Sivas (Thick) Railway Line, which was built in the first years of the Republic, opened in 1932 and where renovation works were started 3 years ago, reached the final stage.
European Union (EU) grants with the EU project outside the borders of the biggest project to be launched in the month of railway line will be put into service. On the rails renewed on the line, test runs are performed every day.
The daily train capacity of 60 to 100 will reach 21 from 54 to 95, the annual passenger capacity will be from 168 to 657 million and the freight traffic from 867 to 9.5 will be 5 million tons. On the route from which the travel time will be reduced from XNUMX to XNUMX hours, the level crossings are automatically made barrier-free, while the platforms at the stations and stops are improved to EU standards for disabled access. Test runs on the tracks laid on the line.
For the modernization of Samsun-Sivas (Kalın) Railway Line, 220 million euro EU grant and 39 million euro domestic resource were used. Contractors of the Modernization Project were Celikler, Gulermak and AZD from Czech Republic.