Samsun Kalın Railway Line, which connects two icon cities of the Independence War, namely Samsun and Sivas, started to serve in 1932. So this line was just like Irmak-Karabük -Zonguldak line and it was one of the biggest dreams of the Republic.
The founder of the Republic of Turkey, the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the 21 September xnumx't first digging of 1924 years of Samsun, Sivas Thick railway line that began hitting their work, 88 years ago, the European Union (EU) have reached the end of the modernization work started with grant support . The railway line, which is undergoing testing and commissioning, will be reopened at the end of August.
With the Samsun-Sivas Project, the railway infrastructure platform width 6.70 meter shaped ground, the 38 bridge on the route was demolished and the 40 historic bridge was restored. 2 thousand 476 meter length 12 tunnel, rail, traves, ballast, scissors superstructure of the line was improved.
Passenger platforms of the stations and stations have been renewed to provide transportation for the disabled. Signaling and telecommunication facilities were established in line with EU standards. The 121 level crossing was renewed and the gate was integrated into the signaling system with automatic barrier.
The 259 million Euro portion of the project, which has cost € 148.6 million, was met from EU grant funds. The line, which is undergoing testing and commissioning, will be re-opened at the end of August. 5 / 13 The Samsun-Sivas Kalın line, which is one of the two railway lines of the Black Sea to Anatolia, will transport cargo from the ports in the region as well as the passenger.
SAMSUN KALIN RAILWAY HISTORY
The Samsun-thick Railway, the railway company of Turkey is located north of the main line railway. It was built to connect Samsun Port to Central Anatolia Region.
21 The foundation of the Samsun-Kalın railway line, which was laid by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in September 1924 and completed in 1932, is the second railway line started to be built by the state during the Republican Era. The construction of the line was carried out by TCDD (then the State Railways and Ports Administration and the General Directorate of State Railways). The line starting from Samsun passes through Amasya and Tokat provinces and joins with Ankara-Kars Railway line in Kalın Neighborhood of Yıldızeli district of Sivas. In a mountainous region, the line passing through steep slopes with restrictive horizontal curves is a one-way railway line without electrification and signaling. The line, which was rehabilitated in 2008, consists of the section between Samsun and Amasya and 378 kilometers.