Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, Turkey to shorten distances in the trunk in general, and thousands 889 kilometers of high-speed trains to facilitate people's lives (YHT), thousand 786 kilometer high-speed train (HT) and 429 kilometers conventional totaling 4 thousand 104 kilometers of new railway Construction of the 152 kilometer high-speed train line is under construction.
Minister Turhan, 2003 thousand 10 thousand 959 kilometers of the total railway network in the intervening time increased by 17 percent 12 thousand 803 kilometers, he said.
At that time, the YHT line was built when the thousand 213 kilometer YHT line was built Turhan, 10 thousand 959 thousand kilometers 6 thousand percent of the conventional line length is increased by increasing 11 thousand 590 reported.
Turhan, 2 thousand 505 kilometers 132 thousand kilometers of signal line length increased by 5 thousand 809 kilometers, 2 thousand 82 kilometers of 166 thousand percent of the length of the electric line 5 thousand 530 increased.
Thousand 889 kilometers YHT, thousand 786 kilometers and 429 kilometers of conventional 4 thousand 104 kilometers of the new railway line construction work continues, giving information that Turhan, 152 kilometer HT line is under construction at the tender stage said.
Minister Turhan, 2023 thousand 2 thousand kilometers within the scope of the 331 thousand kilometers of the project pointing to the completion of the work, 6 thousand 434 kilometers of the project preparation work continued.
Turhan, with the new line construction of 2 thousand 323 kilometers of signaling and 987 kilometers of cutting work continues to be electrified, he added.
“The primary goal is the high speed rail network”
Turhan, providing information about the major investment projects of TCDD, Ankara-Polatli-Afyonkarahisar-Usak-Izmir, Ankara center, including Istanbul-Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-Konya corridors, including the establishment of the core high-speed rail network is identified as a priority target, he said.
Stating that the infrastructure and superstructure works of the Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar section of the 508 kilometer Ankara-Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar-Uşak-İzmir High Speed Train Project, which is part of this core network and is under construction, is planned to be started at 2020, Turhan, Ankara (Polatlı) -Afyonkarahisar and 2022 in Afyonkarahisar-Uşak-İzmir.
Pointing out that the tender preparation works for the Ankara (Polatlı) -Afyonkarahisar and Afyonkarahisar-Uşak sections and Ankara (Polatlı) -Uşak superstructure works are continuing, Turhan will also contribute to the integration of the national railway network, which will connect Central Anatolia with the Aegean. She reported.
Turhan stated that the infrastructure work of the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Railway Project, which is 405 kilometers long, has achieved 95 percent of physical progress. With the completion of the project, the 2020-hour travel time on the Ankara-Sivas line will be 12 hours by YHT. ” said.