Minister Karaismailoğlu, Transportation and infrastructure, communication infrastructure investments have reached 18 billion TL in the last 880 years. Now we will focus on the railway a little more from now on, because logistics is also very important.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu pointed out the importance of railway investments both in terms of passenger transportation and logistics, and stated that very valuable projects are going on to bring industrial areas together with the sea.
Industrial Zones Will Meet the Sea by Rail
Stating that transportation and infrastructure and communication sub-investments have reached 18 billion TL in the last 880 years, Minister Karaismailoğlu said: “From now on, we will focus on the railway a little more, because the logistics is also very important in terms of logistics. As you know, our country met high speed trains a few years ago under the leadership of our President. And our citizen, who feels the comfort of the high-speed train and travel confidence, does not leave him anymore. There are 200 kilometers of high-speed train lines in our country. I hope we are doing all our work in line with the goal of increasing this to 5 kilometers as soon as possible. ''
We Will Connect Bursa to Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Line
Pointing out that there are very valuable railroad projects that will bring industrial areas together with the sea, Karaismailoğlu said:
“Let me tell you some of our first projects; Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep. By 2023, we will complete the 400-kilometer line as a high-speed train line. This is a very important project not only for carrying passengers, but also for logistics. We will bring the industrial areas together with the sea, a very valuable project in terms of logistics. Again, we will connect Bursa to Ankara-Istanbul high speed train line. Infrastructure studies about it continue. We continue to make the superstructure tender and hopefully continue in line with the 2023 target. Again, Ankara-İzmir is 500 kilometers and infrastructure works continue here. Raising to 2023 continues in line with its goal. We will put Ankara-Sivas into service this year. We had a high-speed train up to Konya, we will complete Konya-Karaman again this year. Then we will connect Konya, Ulukışla, Yenice and Mersin. In other words, we will meet Ankara and Istanbul with the Mediterranean. In the coming days, we will have high-speed train lines from Gaziantep to Istanbul, even Kapıkule, to the border gate. An important part of our country will meet high-speed train lines. ”
Samsun-Sivas Kalın Railway Has Been Renewed, Its Capacity Has Been Increased 3 Times
Karaismailoğlu said that they attach great importance to railways because of their logistical contributions.
Explaining that the Samsun-Sivas-Kalın line has been renewed and will open soon, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “It was built in 1930. We dismantled all its rails, made it signaled, increased its capacity to three floors. This line also meets the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. Nowadays, freight transfer from China to Europe through our country, logistics transfer is continuing at the moment. Of course, we had finished Marmaray, and Marmaray is now trading in the middle of the world, in the middle of Asia and Europe, like a lifeline.