Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan Railways Between the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway collaborated on the route. Yht'n at the signing ceremony of the 'Iron Silk Road' was announced as known to be integrated into the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line.
The ongoing Ankara-Izmir, Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train (YHT) line is planned to be constructed with Sivas-Erzincan and Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars. Halkalı-Kapıkule high-speed rail projects will be integrated into the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, which is called the 'Iron Silk Road'.
TCDD General Director Speaking at the ceremony, Ali Ihsan appropriate, the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony of our country, expressed his satisfaction due to its being done geographic location as Turkey's Asian and reminded that takes place on the railway main transport corridor between Europe.
The 2003 billion Turkish Liras, which has been invested in 527 since 126, has been allocated to 7 billion Turkish Liras as railroads which are accepted as state policy. 40 has been successfully operated by constructing 1.213 km high speed railway line, which serves XNUMX of our province and our population. Il
Making sense of uninterrupted rail transportation in the East-West corridor, Marmaray's Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway in 2013, Gebze-Halkalı also stated that the railroad was opened on 12 March 2019. We are planning to start our test flights in Ankara-Sivas.
In addition, the planned construction of Sivas-Erzincan and Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars Halkalı-Kapıkule high-speed railway projects will be integrated into the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line. Thus, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, will contribute to the economic and social life of Russia and Central Asian countries.
When these studies are completed, starting from Kars to Edirne ranging from high-speed and high-speed rail with Turkey, Europe the Middle East, Central Asia, Russia, and will become an important rail corridors for transport will be to China. "He said.
With the law enacted in 2013 railway lines in Turkey has now provided the opportunity to make transportation of the private sector in the world and in Europe, our country of companies operating in this field, emphasizing that they consider important to have in transport operations on the railway infrastructure of the TCDD General Director Ali Ihsan appropriate, "brother country Azerbaijan and With our friend Russia, trade volume has increased in recent years. As of today 20 million tonnes in excess of transport is carried out between Turkey and Russia and has the potential to increase much more.
This transport, mainly by rail in Russia, while in transit in Turkey is carried out mainly by sea.
Today, as the railway administrations of 3 friendly countries; By making the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line more active, it is aimed to transport up to 6 million tons over Russia. One of the positive contributions of this line is that the products produced by our small and medium-sized industrialists in our country have faster, safer and more economical access to the Russian and central Asian markets. ” said.
At the ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M. Cahit Turhan, 30 October 2017 date of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, recalling the official opening, this line is very strategic importance for both countries and the region underlined.
BTK Line of starting with China in Southeast Asian countries, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the Central Asian countries such as Azerbaijan and then Georgia, neighboring and friendly countries such as Russia, Europe via Turkey, Turhan striking connect the Middle East and Africa, this line is the same He also emphasized that countries on the new Silk Road will contribute directly to the economy, as in the time of the old Silk Road, and it is one of the basic sections of the uninterrupted transportation network between Asia and Europe.
Turhan pointed out that the importance of the BTK Line, which they believe will have positive results for everyone in terms of economy, is increasing day by day in neighboring countries and regional countries that have a share in Asian-European trade. and will have access to Central Asian countries faster, safer and more economically. ” used the expression.