Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, gave information about the investments made in the region related to the railway in his speech at the opening of the 5-kilometer section of the Edirne-Kırklareli Road Sazlıdere Variant.
Karaismailoğlu will be the lifeblood of our country in transportation between Asia and Europe. Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Project is an important project that will bring continents, cultures and civilizations together. This project is not only to Edirne region and will provide added value to Turkey, economic, social and cultural development will also trigger. With the completion of the project Halkalı- Passenger travel time between Kapıkule will be reduced from 4 hours to 1 hour 20 minutes, and cargo transportation time will be reduced from 6 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes.
Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the railway investments continue as well as the highway network and said, “As I always say, 'the railway is the dynamo of economic development.' The railway sector, which has an important place in the history of freight and passenger transportation, stands out with its economic and environmentally friendly identity in today's world where the search for new resources is increasing. By expanding our high-speed train network, we continue to work with all our strength to offer our citizens a comfortable and fast transportation opportunity on intercity travels. " he spoke.
"Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Project is a Project That Will Bring Continents, Cultures and Civilizations Together "
Karaismailoğlu, by supporting the country's advantageous position in the railway work, will carry Turkey has voiced a leading position in commercial transport.
One of the important works of this understanding HalkalıPointing out that it is the Kapıkule High Speed Train Project, Karaismailoğlu said: “It will be the lifeblood of our country in the field of transportation between Asia and Europe. Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Project is an important project that will bring continents, cultures and civilizations together. This project is not only to Edirne region and will provide added value to Turkey, economic, social and cultural development will also trigger. The total length of the railway line will be 229 kilometers, with a speed of 200 kilometers per hour. The railroad will be suitable for carrying both freight and passengers. HalkalıWith the completion of the Kapıkule High Speed Train Project Halkalı- Passenger travel time between Kapıkule will be reduced from 4 hours to 1 hour 20 minutes, and cargo transportation time will decrease from 6 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes.
"We Increased Our Railway Line Length to 12 Thousand 800 Kilometers"
Stating that the entire transportation investment amount has exceeded 18 billion liras in the last 910,3 years, Karaismailoğlu said: “We have built a thousand 213 kilometers of YHT line on our railways that have been neglected for half a century. With our conventional lines, we increased our railway line length to 12 thousand 800 kilometers. " used the expressions.
Minister Karaismailoğlu also mentioned the first export train to China in his statements. Ministers Karaismailoğlu: "December 4, 2020 in Istanbul, we bid farewell to Kazlicesme, Turkey and China first exported to block freight train, 8 thousand 693 kilometers of roads floor whether two continents, surpassing the 2 sea and 2 countries, has reached China city of Xi'an. We attended the ceremony held in Xi'an city with a video conference because the train arrived in China. " said.
Karaismailoğlu, explaining that the second Turkey-off freight trains between China Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure of the last 18 years by launching investment mobilization in all areas of Turkey stated that they carry an important point.