Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, announced that 13,3 million passengers were transported on the Ankara-Konya line and 3,5 million passengers on the Konya-Istanbul line.
Karaismailoğlu said, “While there was no High Speed Railway in the railways in 2003, today we have a YHT line of 1.213 kilometers. We started YHT flights with the Ankara-Eskişehir line in 2009, and continued with Ankara-Konya in 2011. In 2014 Eskişehir-Pendik, in 2019 with Marmaray Project Gebze-Halkalı We have completed our YHT railway line. Until 2020, we carried 16,6 million passengers on the Ankara-Eskişehir line, 13,3 million on the Ankara-Konya line, and 3,5 million on the Konya-Istanbul line. Our annual average number of passengers exceeded 44,8 million. "
Turkey in the amount of cargo transported by rail in 2020 amounted to 30 million tons; Stating that they have set their 2023 target as 45 million tons and their 2028 target as 150 million tons, Minister Karaismailoğlu used the following statements:
“Our country is located at an important transition point of the middle-belt silk railway line between China and London. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line on our 2023 up from $ 4,4 billion trade volume between Turkey and Azerbaijan, will significantly contribute to our goal of removing $ 15 billion. Together with the Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim, Osmangazi and our 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, our Istanbul-İzmir highway are the prestige projects of our country. used his expressions