Samsun-Sivas (Kalin) railway line after more than 4 years of modernization work after a test drive was made.
Departing from Sivas, the train passed through Tokat and Amasya and made a test drive on the Samsun line. Today, a test expedition is made from Samsun to Sivas with the participation of TCDD General Manager and delegation, and the opening date of the line is expected to be determined.
The founder of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's Republic of Turkey on September 21, 1924, which first started hitting the digging work, the Samsun-Sivas, 378 kilometers (Thick) of the railway line was completed on September 30, 1931. “With the line opened by Ataturk, passenger and cargo transportation started between the Black Sea and Anatolia. A modernization project was prepared for the railway line 4 years ago with the support of EU grant funds. A total of 378 kilometers of work, including station roads, was conducted between Samsun and Sivas, which is 420 kilometers away. With the project, the infrastructure of the railway was renewed by improving the platform width of 6.70 meters. 38 bridges along the route were demolished and renewed, 40 historical bridges were restored. The rail, traverse, ballast, truss superstructure of the line, which was improved in 2 tunnels with a length of 476 thousand 12 meters, has been changed. ”
The signaling and telecommunication facilities at EU standards were established after the passenger platforms of the railway stations and stations were renewed to provide transportation for the disabled. 121 level crossings whose coatings were renewed were integrated into the signaling system with an automatic barrier. 260 million Euros of the project, which cost 148.6 million Euros, was covered by EU grant funds. With the Samsun-Sivas Kalın line, which is one of the two railway lines of the Black Sea opening to Anatolia, cargo transportation will be made from the ports in the region as well as the passenger. The railway line, which started from the port city of Samsun to the village of Yıldızeli in Sivas, reached the infrastructure that is suitable for the technology of the day with both rail technology and art structures. The number of trains from 20 to 30 will be increased before the renewal work, with a 50 percent increase in line capacity.