Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train (YHT), one of the biggest projects in the history of the Republic, started pre-test drives. The High Speed Train, which includes TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun and technical officials, reached Sivas from the Ankara station.
With the performance of the High Speed Train set on the completed railway line, under the 25 KV 50 Hz electrification catenary line, the entire signaling system on the line, especially with the train detection system Performance test will be conducted to observe the interaction. The test work on the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train line will continue with line measurement tests, dynamic tests, ETCS Level 1 tests, and after the successful completion of the tests, the line that will reduce the distance between Ankara and Sivas to 2 hours will be opened and put into operation.
The test train, departing from Ankara at 08.00:13.30 from the Baliseyh conventional line, came to Sivas Gültepe Mahallesi from Baliseyh on the Ankara-Sivas YHT line at XNUMX. Sivas Governor Salih Ayhan and other officials welcomed the train, including TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun and deputy general managers.
In his statement, Ayhan said that Sivas had a very exciting and beautiful day. Stating that the biggest investment in the history of the Republic will be put into service as soon as possible, Ayhan said, "Today, we have seen its most important concrete indicator." said.
"Sivas's Dream Come True"
Ayhan thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials who contributed to the realization of the project and said:
“The sun rose in Sivas with a different beauty today. Indeed, Sivas's dream came true. Thank God that he is coming here from Ankara now, he is good in general. In a short time, its regular flights will start from Sivas to Ankara. Good luck. It was worked day and night. While struggling with the epidemic, the contractor companies of TCDD worked day and night, regardless of holidays or seyran. People of Sivas should witness this excitement, be grateful and especially thank those who work. We are a really big state, Sivas deserves everything. This year will be a different beauty for Sivas. May my Lord make no trouble by accident, we look forward to the day we cut the tickets as soon as possible. "
"We Have Experienced Years' Work Today"
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun stated that they had an exciting day. "We have seen the labor and fruit of years today." Uygun said that the train set off from Ankara for testing purposes passed through Kırıkkale and Yozgat and reached Sivas.
Wishing the test drives to be beneficial, Uygun continued as follows: “We saw the light at the end of the tunnel. If the test drives are successful, we will have put the line into operation at the end of the test process that will last 4-5 months. Of course, this is a great investment, guys. The opening of a 405-kilometer high-speed train line is in question. This shows that our state, the economy of our country, is strong. We have to be proud of this. Hopefully, the planning of the new high-speed train lines is also made by our ministry. We act with the vision of the railroad and the understanding of service to the nation, which was put forward by our President in 2003. Under the leadership of our Minister, Adil Karaismailoğlu, we continue our transportation services without slowing down. As we see such results, we are proud of both the country and the institution. "