Cahit Turhan Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, new high-speed train (YHT) sets to be put into operation, the number of transported daily passengers is expected to reach 2020 thousand in the last quarter of 30, he said.
Turhan stated that the company was established as a railway train operator following the liberalization of the railway transportation, in a statement he made due to the 4th year of the commencement of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ.
Turhan stated that the company undertakes the maintenance, repair and revision of railway vehicles with high speed trains, conventional main line and regional trains, Marmaray and Başkentray and ferry management in urban public transportation. continues. ”
Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Ankara-Eskişehir-İstanbul, Konya-Eskişehir-İstanbul high-speed rail lines in the summer period of 48, the winter period of 44 voyages served 22 thousand passengers voicing Turhan, customer satisfaction rate reached 98 percent She reported.
Turhan, YHT-bus and YHT-train combined transport to Bursa, Kutahya, Tavsanli, Afyonkarahisar, Karaman, Antalya and Alanya with a significant decrease in travel time YHT'ye demand is increasing with each passing day, said:
Ikisi Two of the 12 new YHT sets to be supplied from Germany to meet the increasing passenger demand were delivered in December. The other 10 YHT sets are planned to be delivered one month apart from this month. ”
Turhan said that the test sets will be put into operation as of February 1, “As a result, both the number of flights and passenger capacity of YHTs will increase significantly. With the new sets to be put into operation, the number of daily passengers transported from 22 thousand with YHT is expected to reach 2020 thousand in the last quarter of 30. kul
Rekor Record breaking with 500 thousand passengers in Marmaray ”
Turhan said that Marmaray, which is operated by TCDD Transportation, provides great convenience to Istanbul residents in urban public transportation, and allows YHTs and other trains to pass to Europe.
Separation Fountain-Kazlıçeşme section opened on 29 October 2013 in the Marmaray opened to the operation of 182 thousand people a day telling Turhan, GebzeHalkalı The number of passengers carried by the opening of the sector on March 12 with an increase of 136 percent reached 430 thousand, last year on November 20 over 500 thousand passengers broke the record by moving, he added.
In addition, for the first time in 2019, HalkalıTurhan reminiscent of the expedition began to make, said:
Uş Stations in Istanbul include Pendik, Bostancı, Söğütlüçeşme, Bakırköy and Halkalı Travel time of the HHTs organized as Konya-Söğütlüçeşme 4 hours 50 minutes, Konya- Halkalı 5 hours 40 minutes, Ankara-Söğütlüçeşme 4 hours 30 minutes, Ankara-Halkalı 5 hours and 20 minutes. ”
"Turkey has become a transit corridor"
Minister Turhan, 2019 one of the most important railway agenda over Turkey's first transit trains to Europe from China expressed that the sending off, Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars China's railroad "One Belt One Road" project in the connection results in , the Asia Europe with Turkey, an important transport between the Middle East and Africa "transit corridor," he said become.
Stating that TCDD Transport Inc. strengthens its cooperation with the countries in the region for the more efficient and efficient use of the “Middle Corridor ile with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, Turhan said: He said that he took important steps and increased his transportation day by day.
Turhan, said: "The first stage in Kazakhstan (Kokhsheta a) - Turkey (Mersin) between 4 thousand 700 kilometers from the starting transport, Turkey-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Russia-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan-China and China-Europe continues with destinations. BTK line is running 3 trains per week mutually, since the opening of the BTK line 7 thousand 233 containers and 318 thousand tons of freight transport has been realized. Compared to 2018, the amount of cargo transported in 2019 has tripled. ”
“Logistics Master Plan will become a logistics base”
railways with priority investments under Logistics Master Plan, ICTA and Central corridor in transportation between Asia and Europe continents being the main hallway and Turkey Turhan voicing aim to become logistic bases, 2023, in the 2035 and 2053 logistics planning, he said structured according to these objectives .
Turhan stated that since 2003, approximately 137 billion 500 million pounds have been invested with priority rail transportation policies and that passenger demand for conventional lines has increased as a result of improving the quality of the existing rail network.
Turhan stated that the touristic East Express, which was put on an expedition as an alternative to the Eastern Express, which was in great demand on the Ankara-Kars railway line, contributed significantly to the tourism of Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan and Sivas. offers the opportunity to revive both tourism. With the launch of the Bosphorus, Ankara and Lakes Express trains in 2019, an important solution was brought to the transportation needs of the intermediate stations where the other trains did not stop. ”
TCDD Transportation Inc., international passenger trains to Europe and the Middle East provides transportation to the Turhan, Istanbul-Sofia Express, Trans Asia Express (Tehran-Ankara) and Tehran-Van Train as well as economic travel opportunities are offered, he said.
Turhan noted that those who will travel on the Sofia-Istanbul Train will be able to go to Romania-Bucharest on June 5-October 7, and work is underway to carry out passenger transport on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line.
“1 million 200 thousand disabled people provided free transportation”
Turhan stated that the disabled citizens prefer the train because it provides comfortable and comfortable travel opportunities. provided. ”
Turhan, conducted under the auspices of the Ministry with unhindered access targets "in Turkey Accessibility Project for Passenger Transport Service" in the context of December 2, 2019 railway transportation "Orange Table" service points, that yht of stopped the 13 station and the station began to serve, he added. (UAB)