Speaking on the budget of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in 2020, Minister Turhan said that they have invested 137 billion 500 million pounds in total in railways and that they have been neglecting the railways which have been neglected for years in order to provide a balanced distribution among the transportation modes.
Turhan stated that they see railways as one of the most important rings of sustainable development moves and they have made great efforts to revive this neglected area for years.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on record that they make their re-state policy railways Turhan, they renovate all of the main lines of the existing 11 thousand 590-kilometer railway network, they renovate its infrastructure after 156 years between them, Turkey's first railway line, which explained that the Aydın-İzmir line.
Turhan pointed out that for the first time after 40 years, within the scope of the railway works, they connected a provincial center to the railway network with the Tekirdağ-Muratlı line, thereby reaching the railway of Tekirdağ Port.
Turhan reminiscent of the opening of the private sector of the railway, 1.213 kilometers of high-speed train line said.
Turhan said that approximately 52 million trips have been made on Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul, Ankara-Konya-Istanbul routes and said: “We have carried nearly 200 million passengers only on all railways this year. We are currently continuing the construction of a total of 1.889 kilometers of High Speed Train Line between Ankara-İzmir and Ankara-Sivas. In addition to the High Speed Train lines, we also build high speed train lines where cargo and passenger transportation can be carried out together. Bursa-Bilecik, Konya-Karaman-Niğde-Mersin-Adana, Osmaniye-Gaziantep, Çerkezköy-We are continuing the construction works on 1.626 kilometers of fast railway line, namely Kapikule and Sivas-Zara. A total of 429 kilometers of railway construction continues with 3 kilometers of conventional railways. ”
“We aim to increase the line rate to 2023 percent in 77”
Minister Turhan, high-speed train and high-speed train lines and stations in the provinces where the station has a different touch, projects based on the cultural texture of these cities, they said.
Stating that they continue their electrification and signalization studies in order to reduce operating costs in lines and provide high capacity safe transportation, Turhan also stated that they aim to increase the line rate of 45 percent in signal and electric lines to 2023 percent in 77.
Turhan said: “Thanks to our modernization efforts, we see that the number of accidents occurring on railways decreased by 1988 percent when we compared the period between 2002-2003 and 2018-77. We pay special attention to efforts to establish a national and domestic railway industry and to connect railways to production centers and ports. We are establishing logistics centers to increase the competitiveness of our businesses, to facilitate marketing opportunities and to make combined transportation more active. ”
Turkey's fast train relevant materials with the national freight cars that use no longer produce a significant portion of pointing out, the National Electric and Diesel Train Sets said that while the work continued to gain competitiveness at the international level.
Cahit Turhan, National High-Speed Train Project with the Industrial Cooperation Program in the direction of realization of the work is continuing, by 2023 294 kilometers of intersection line said they aim to complete.
Minister Turhan, by improving the understanding of infrastructure works and management, increased the load carried by railways from 16 million tons to 32 million tons, on the other hand, as the Ministry, the support for urban rail transportation continues, and in this context, İzmir, Ankara, Konya, Kocaeli, Kayseri, Gaziantep, He stated that there are rail system projects in Bursa, Erzurum and Erzincan.