On January 24, 2020 after the earthquake experienced violence in Elazig 6,7 it is how readily the public about the earthquake in Turkey and began to discuss what measures have been taken that. also at the center of public politics, as in earthquakes and earthquake preparedness we had in Turkey.
CHP Kahramanmaraş Deputy Ali Öztunç also made some statements on both public transportation and earthquake risk at the press conference held in the Turkish Grand National Assembly after the earthquake. Öztunç claimed that the Istanbul-Ankara High Speed Train (YHT) route is just above the North Anatolian Fault Line, which is the earthquake risk zone, and added that the high speed train goes parallel to the fault line for 30 km.
YHT Route and North Anatolian Fault Line
High Speed Train Line; It is a 533 km long railway line that provides high-speed transportation between Istanbul and Ankara. YHT, which can reach a speed of 250 km per hour, stops at 14 different stops along its route, serving Ankara-Istanbul. the Istanbul Halkalı It takes about 5 and a half hours to reach Ankara from this station.
So how much of the YHT line goes over the North Anatolian Fault Line? According to the Turkey Earthquake Hazard Map for display along with shared and the degree of risk by AFAD this fault line Bolu, Sakarya, Düzce, Istanbul's northern region, Yalova, passes Kocaeli and Istanbul South via the coastal path.
However, when we examine the TCDD high speed train route, YHT located on the southern coast of Istanbul European Side. HalkalıIt is observed that the line between Gebze and Gebze is 76,3 km, from Gebze to Sakarya, Arifiye district, and the line running parallel is 87 km. It is observed that the YHT line, which runs south from the Arifiye to Bilecik district of Osmaneli and is on the fault line, is 62 km.
As a result, as the CHP Kahramanmaraş Deputy Ali Öztunç claims, the YHT route provides transportation services over the North Anatolian Fault Line. However, not about 30 km of the YHT line, but about 220 km are running parallel to the fault line or directly on the fault line. It should also be noted that the route in the project, which Ali Öztunç recommends to be built in the parliament, is the Ankara-Kızılcahamam-Gerede-Bolu-Düzce-Hendek-Sakarya-Izmit-Gebze-Istanbul route and most of this line is just above the North Anatolian Fault Line.
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