After serving for 83 years, the works on the Samsun-Sivas railway line, which was closed for transportation in order to be modernized on September 29, 2015, has ended. The entire infrastructure and superstructure of the 431 km line was renewed and a signal system in line with European Union standards was made.
The first commercial cargo train began to time the test was carried out on 04.05.2020 historic railway line driving after the Republic of Turkey State Railways modernization work completed by.
“350 MILLION EUROS HUGE PROJECT”
Emphasizing that an intense work on the railway has been carried out for 5 years, Sivas Governor Salih Ayhan used the following statements:
As of today, we are starting commercial flights. This line has great gains both in commercial and social terms. Since this line is a line to both east and south axes, it functions very strongly at the connection point to the Black Sea. This project is the project with the highest grant rate among the countries that are not members of the European Union. In other words, it is a project of 350 million euro. When we look it is really scary figure. When we look at the cost of the project, it is obvious that it is a big project. With this project, 378 kilometers of infrastructure and superstructures have been completely renewed.
ANNUAL 3 MILLION TONS OF CARGO SHALL BE CARRIED OUT
Saying that it was the biggest opening of Sivas history, Governor Ayhan continued his words as follows: As of today, our train is going to take a load from Turhal. It is aimed to carry 3 million tons of cargo annually. I especially express that this is an extraordinary figure in transportation. Good luck.