Ankara İzmir YHT 2022 Year Completes; Minister of Transport and Infrastructure 2020 year budget discussed in the Parliamentary Planning and Budget Commission made a presentation to the Minister Turhan, the last 17 annually, 137.5 billion pounds of railways investment has been reported.
Turhan explained that they started operating High Speed Train (YHT) as of 2009, they renewed existing conventional lines as well as new line construction; “In 2020, we will prepare a productive business model with the new YHT sets and shorten the travel time by half an hour, primarily on the Ankara-Istanbul line.” said.
Turhan stated that they emphasize the liberalization of the railways and said that they aim to increase competition and increase the share of railways in passenger and freight transportation.
Turhan pointed out that there is an increase in freight transportation with the renewal in the main lines and stated that they expect the freight transportation, which was 2017 million tons in 28,5, to reach 32,6 million tons by the end of this year.
Pointing out that the share of the private sector freight in the railroad this year is approaching 11 percent, Turhan said that freight transport will increase and decrease transportation costs with electricity and signal projects.
“Ankara-Sivas YHT 2020 is planned to be commissioned in the first half of the year”
Explaining that the Ankara-Sivas YHT line has achieved 94 percent physical progress in infrastructure construction, Turhan said, “We will start test drives in the coming days and start operating in the first half of 2020. Thus, rail travel time will decrease from 12 hours to 2 hours. ” gave information.
“Ankara-Izmir YHT 2022 is completed at the end of the year”
Turhan, Ankara-Izmir high-speed railway construction work continues in all sections, said:
“We aim to complete the Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar section at the end of 2021 and the Afyonkarahisar-İzmir section at the end of 2022. We will reduce the 14-hour railway travel time between Ankara and Izmir to 3 hours and 30 minutes by YHT. In the 56-kilometer Bursa-Gölbaşı-Yenişehir section, we have achieved 73 percent improvement in infrastructure works. With the completion of Bursa-Yenişehir at the end of 2022 and Bursa-Osmaneli in 2023, both Ankara-Bursa and Bursa-Istanbul will be approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. ”
"Halkalı- Kapıkule high speed train line construction continues ”
Minister Turhan, Halkalı - 153 km Kapıkule built by İPA support of Kapıkule high speed train line.Çerkezköy the construction of the sector continues, Halkalı-Çerkezköy said that the tender process is continuing.
Ilk The first transit train arriving from China to Europe by crossing the Marmaray showed the importance of its investments. ”
Turhan stated that the first freight train traveling from China to Europe using Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and Marmaray lines traveled the 11 thousand 500 kilometers of railway route in a day. that it is better understood.
Explaining that they produce the towed and towed vehicles locally and nationally, Turhan said, “We established the Aluminum Body Production Factory in Adapazarı for high-speed train and city rail system vehicles and put it into service in June. We aim to accelerate our domestic and national railway moves with the Railway Transportation Technologies Institute we have established. ” he spoke.
Gebze with Marmaray-Halkalı Time between 185 minutes to 115 minutes
5 to 9 the Ministry of rail projects carried out in the province voicing provide 15,5 billion pounds Turhan contribute to Turkey's economy, "285 day voyage to the average 373 thousand people travel Gebze-Halkalı With the commissioning of the suburban train line, the time on the road decreased from 185 minutes to 115 minutes. On some days, our goal is to carry 500 thousand passengers. Our ministry has undertaken a significant portion of Istanbul's urban rail system network. ” found the assessment.
Pointing out that they have completed the survey - project works of the new tunnel that will pass under the Bosphorus after Turhan, Marmaray and Eurasia, “It will connect 6,5 different rail system lines that will be used by 11 million passengers daily.” he spoke.