As you know, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Gebze metro was held by Kocaeli Metropolitan Mayor Karaosmanoğlu before the election. (Date 20/10/2018)
After the election, Büyükakın said “There is no delay regarding the progress of the subway”. He suddenly presented the news that we have transferred the “Metro Construction to the Ministry of Transport” as a good news. (Date 8/8/2019)
Let's Remember to Explain:
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Assoc. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın made a statement to the journalists about the Gebze-Darıca Metro Project. Stating that the metro project, which has a cost of approximately 5 billion TL, was transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Mayor Büyükakın underlined that the cost to be spent on the project will be offered to the citizens.
So, How is the Work Carrying Out in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure?
There are four high speed train projects currently underway.
- Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Project
- Bursa High Speed Train Project
- Konya-Karamana High Speed Train Project
- Izmir-Ankara high-speed train project
The planned end dates of the other three high speed train projects, excluding the Izmir-Ankara high speed train project, are 2015 and there are no completed projects. The headline that provided information about the progress of the projects on the TCDD website has been removed.
High Speed Train Projects, Explanations and Facts
Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Project
Binali Yıldırım, the transportation minister of the period for the Ankara Sivas railway study, declared in 2010 that “No delay will start in 2015, high-speed trains”.
Current Status: In the latest statement made for Ankara Sivas high speed train project, the second quarter of 2020 was shown as a target.
Bursa-Yenisehir High Speed Train Project
History : October 2012
Ak Party Deputy Mustafa Öztürk, To Be Completed In 2,5 Years
Bursa will jump with YHT
Mustafa Öztürk, who said that Bursa's 58 years of longing for the train has ended with the high-speed train project between Bandırma-Bursa-Osmaneli, has been put into service with the line that is planned to be completed in 2.5 years, traveling by high-speed train between Bursa and Istanbul is 2 hours 15 minutes, and between Bursa and Ankara 2 reminded that it would be 10 minutes. Öztürk, who is also hard on the claims that the high speed train project is not progressing, said, “The information about the progress of the project is very clear and clear. Fast train is coming to Bursa quickly. Bursa will jump ages with this project. ”
Explanation Date: October 2019
Statement by Cahit Turhan “It is aimed to start test drives in 2022 in Bursa-Yenişehir and to complete the project in 2023. When the Bursa-Osmaneli HT Project is completed, transportation on both Ankara-Bursa and Bursa-Istanbul line will be approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. ”
Konya-Karaman High Speed Train Project
The tender for the Konya-Karaman High Speed Line will be held first in December 2012. The tender was then postponed to January. The tender was held last March 11, 2013. It took almost a year to finalize.
The delivery period of the work is 1200 days, that is 3,5 years. It was said that the line would open in 2016 when it was auction.
Description Date: October 2019 Minister Turhan, according to his statement
“On this line, it is planned to complete the signaling works in 2020 and switch to HT management, which will go 200 kilometers per hour. With the completion of the project, the travel time on the Konya-Karaman line will decrease from 1 hour 13 minutes to 40 minutes. ” he spoke.
How accurate is it to present the project, which was handed over to the ministry, which could not finish the high-speed train projects, as “good news” to the public?