Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, made evaluations on Turkish Railways and gave good news for the future of Turkish railways. Karaismailoğlu, After the new developments in Azerbaijan, we are planning a railway to Nakhchivan side. His study plan work continues. I hope there will be good developments there.
Ministers Karaismailoğlu, Turkey's railway history is very old, after the industrial revolution in the 1830s in Turkey with the world of the railway breakthrough that started, and in 1856 he recalled done the first railroad breakthrough between Izmir and Aydin.
"A Great Leap Forward In Railways Has Begun After 2002."
Karaismailoğlu, noting that the Rumeli railway, which connects Istanbul and Europe, was built during the said dates, said, “We have caught the age. By the 1930s, we have about 8-9 thousand kilometers of railway line. Unfortunately, railways were not given importance in our country after the 1940s, until 2002. After 2002, under the leadership of our President, a great breakthrough started in railways as in all sectors. " he spoke.
"The renewed Samsun-Sivas line is a line connecting the Black Sea to Central Anatolia, then to the south and the Mediterranean."
Stating that the renewed Samsun-Sivas railway was actually built in 1932, Karaismailoğlu said, “This is actually a line connecting the Black Sea to Central Anatolia, then to the south and the Mediterranean. We are in the middle of the corridor from Beijing to London. Marmaray has also become our touchstone on this road. We started to renew the Samsun-Sivas line 5 years ago. We dismantled its infrastructure up to its rails and rebuilt it. It became a very important line for the production of there to spread to Anatolia and the world. " found the assessment.
"We aim to reduce the costs of 50 percent in logistics to less than 10 percent."
Pointing out that the logistics corridors are interconnected, Karasmailoğlu said: “The lines in our country are being overhauled. We are planning new lines. I want to give a good news to our industrialists. We connect industrial areas, OIZ areas to railway networks. We also connect ports to railway networks. Production in the industry will soon be connected to ports. We aim to reduce the costs of 50 percent in logistics to less than 10 percent. "
Karaismailoğlu stated that high-speed train works are continuing in addition to the work on freight in the railway and said, “Our Ankara-İzmir line continues on one hand. In the south, our Mersin-Adana-Gaziantep line is very important for the investments in Gaziantep to reach the sea. Again, we connect Bursa to the Ankara-Istanbul line. We planned our railway networks according to feasibility studies, when we set up the infrastructure with our investments, we will become a logistics super power in the world. " said.
Karaismailoğlu underlined that they own the current production figures and that they are making plans to bring the railway infrastructure to the regions where production is available.
Stating that they aim to increase the annual amount of 30 million tons of freight transported by rail to 2023 million tons by 45 and 2028 million tons by 150, Karaismailoğlu said, “It is clear where the production and cargo are. Accordingly, we made our planning in the short, medium and long term. We are making our tenders quickly. " he spoke.
"The Coming Years Will Be Railway Years."
Explaining that they planned all these services within the framework of the Logistics Master Plan, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:
“Since the railway is one of the most important issues, we have goals here. Being Turkey's most reliable brand passenger and freight transport, railways carrying cargo to the brand in Europe, even we want to create alternative routes to the Orient Express. We have plans for tourism lines such as Taurus Express and Van Lake Express. We want to create a railway brand that maximizes passenger satisfaction. We are preparing for this both as an institution and as an infrastructure. The coming years will be railroad years. "
Karaismailoğlu also gave information about the connection of the ports to the railways and said, “We have plans for İskenderun Port in Hatay, Mersin Port in Mersin, Filyos Port in the north, Alsancak Port and Çandarlı Port in İzmir. These are done within the program. You will soon hear about our auctions. " used the expression.
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that there are investment works regarding the line, which is one of the main veins of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line on the Divriği-Kars side, said, “We aim to increase the capacity there from 5 million tons to 20 million tons. The Georgia connection is also important there. After new developments in Azerbaijan, we are planning a railway to Nakhchivan side. His study plan work continues. I hope there will be good developments there. " found the assessment.
Reminding that they talked about the future of this area at the railway summit held last month, Karaismailoğlu said that they are conducting a joint work with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism regarding the Sirkeci Station in Istanbul and that they have made a "railway museum" plan for the Sirkeci Station.
"We Are Planning A Railway To Nakhchivan Side"
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu announced that after the new developments in Azerbaijan, a railway was planned to Nakhchivan side and the study plan studies were about to be completed.
"We Provided Free Travel Opportunities for Healthcare Professionals"
Stating that they contribute to industrialists, producers and tourism sector by strengthening investments, Karaismailoğlu underlined that they will continue to do so.
Karaismailoğlu reminded that they have provided free travel to healthcare professionals since March, and continued as follows: “We are providing this support in Marmaray in Istanbul, Başkentray in Ankara, Izban in Izmir. Free packages for the internet continue. Healthcare professionals have done successful works in this process, on the one hand they moved away from their homes, on the other hand, they sacrificed themselves for the health of our citizens by giving themselves to work. "
"Train Will Overtake Plane In The Coming Years"
Emphasizing that high speed train comfort is a culture and comfort, Karaismailoğlu stated that especially Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train is at a level that can be used as an office with its internet and television.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that 70 percent of the trips between Ankara and Konya are made by high-speed trains and that the citizens prefer this pleasure and comfort.
Pointing out that the costs are also very low here, Karaismailoğlu said: “The most important feature of the trains is that you pass from the center to the center. It also adds a huge advantage and added value. There are journeys that take 4 hours between Ankara and Istanbul, but we have tunnels there, which are under construction now. When they are done, I hope the journey will be reduced to 3,5 hours. "
"We Use The Most Advanced Technologies In The World."
Minister Karaismailoğlu, referring to the details of the Istanbul-Ankara Express Train Project, emphasized that they were ready for this project, but the epidemic process changed their plans.
Stating that they have prepared the plan of this project and will take it into operation, Karaismailoğlu said: “We will do even better. We are currently talking about trains that speed 350 kilometers per hour. Maybe in the coming years, the train plane will pass. Our country, our citizens deserve all of these. When we talk about these with our President, he says 'Do it, go ahead'. Investments have no limit. We use the most advanced technologies in the world. We have come a long way in the world in these train technologies. After purchasing the first 40 imported trains for the Gayrettepe-Airport metro, 130 trains will be manufactured in Ankara with 60 percent domestic. On the one hand, they started manufacturing. Again, in our Gebze-Darıca metro, a completely local company won the tender. Those trains will be produced completely locally in Ankara. "
Turkey Railway Machines Industry Railway Technology Inc. (TÜDEMSAŞ), Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry Inc. (TÜLOMSAŞ) and Turkey Wagon Industry AŞ of (TÜVASAŞ) combining Turkey Rail System Tools Industries Inc. (TÜRASAŞ) reminiscent establish the brand Karaismailoğlu to do here-speed train production reported.
Karaismailoğlu stated that there are important developments in high-speed train technologies and that they will include private investors outside and they will produce with them.
Turkey's own signaling the way locals can no longer emphasize Karaismailoğlu, "this signals the job we are doing ourselves no longer dependent on the outside for years. We produced our own signal technology. While investing in railways on the one hand, our rail system technology is developing on the other. " said.