The ceremony for the completion of the Samsun-Sivas railway line was held with the honor of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. At the ceremony where President Erdoğan made a speech, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made statements about the Samsun-Sivas railway line.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu Completion of the Turkish State Railways Samsun Station on November 1, 2020 in place Samsun-Sivas Railway Line Modernization In his remarks at the ceremony, comprehensive studies for Turkey's passenger and freight transport in becoming railway effective and efficient stressed that they walked .
"We are changing the face of our railways with our high-speed train lines with widening access lines, our reconstructed conventional lines and our modernized existing lines and equipping them with contemporary technologies." Minister Karaismailoğlu shared the following information for the renewed Samsun-Sivas railway line:
“Today, one of the most important examples of our railway works, we are together for the opening of the 431-kilometer Sivas-Samsun railway line, which connects Central Anatolia to the Black Sea. We renew Turkey's largest railway modernization project with a 431-kilometer Samsun, Sivas, all the infrastructure and superstructure of the railway. Within the scope of Samsun-Sivas line renovation works, we strengthened 42 of 17 historical bridges, restored all bridges, rebuilt 37 bridges, improved 12 tunnels, built 19 passenger stops, 30 technical buildings, 12 culverts, 121 level crossings. we ensured the security. We completed one road overpass, 6 overpasses, one pedestrian underpass. We carried out the design and manufacture of traffic control, signalization in 431 stations and one remote management center on a 29-kilometer line. With the signaling system installed on our line, our capacity has doubled, our renewed line has become much more comfortable, safe and secure. "
"Logistics Transport in North South Corridor Will Accelerate"
Pointing out that Samsun-Sivas railway line is the gateway of the Black Sea to Anatolia with freight and passenger transportation, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Thus, logistics transportation in the north-south corridor will gain momentum. Our renewed railway line has decreased from 8 hours 50 minutes to 5 hours and 45 minutes. Nearly 3 million people in Sivas, Tokat, Amasya and Samsun provinces will be able to travel more comfortably, economically and quickly. " he spoke.
"We Complete Our Transportation and Infrastructure Investments One by One"
Karaismailoğlu Minister, stated that Turkey strengthened with the investment in terms of logistics, said:
“Our country's becoming a logistics superpower in its region will accelerate our goal of becoming one of the world's largest and powerful economies. With the awareness that our national independence passes through a strong economy, we complete our transportation and infrastructure investments that will contribute to economic vitality in every corner of our country. "