Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said, “We are making another first. We are opening a wider Railway tunnel than the Eurasia Tunnel. the first time both main tunnel and pedestrians will use the high-speed train in Turkey, the security tunnel to be used in ambulances and maintenance services, we will build in the same tube. So we build two floors in a single tunnel. "We will make a great profit in terms of both time and cost," he said.
Karaismailoğlu came to Uşak for a series of visits and observations. Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Railway Line Project, Esme-Salihli Cutting T1 Tunnel attending the launch ceremony excavations Karaismailoğlu, for the first time will be built in the main tunnel and safety tunnel will use the high-speed train in Turkey and the project reported that planned to be completed in 12 months.
"We made railways a state policy again"
Ministers Karaismailoğlu that gives priority to the strengthening of Turkey's links with the world in each mode; He stated that huge investments and innovations have been made in the railway area, which is an efficient, fast and comfortable alternative in every age.
Stating that in the last 19 years, they transferred 1 percent of the 18,8 trillion budget allocated to transportation and communication investments to railways, Karaismailoğlu said, “We increased the railways investment rate from 2013 percent in 33 to 2020 percent in 47, and only in 2020, railways will reach 13,6 billion. We invested in lira. "We made the railways a state policy again and started the Railway Reform."
"We are bringing our citizens together with the Ankara-Sivas YHT line in June"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they have implemented very important and big projects in High Speed Train; Ankara- Sivas High Speed Line, Ankara-İzmir High Speed Line, Bursa-Yenişehir-Osmaneli High Speed Line, Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Line, Mersin-Adana-Gaziantep High Speed Line and Kapıkule-Çerkezköy He stated that the construction work on the high speed train line of 3 thousand 515 kilometers, including the High Speed Line, is continuing.
Stating that the Ankara-Sivas line is approaching the end, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We are doing our final tests on our line. As of June, I hope we will bring all our citizens together with the Ankara-Sivas YHT line. "We are continuing our work quickly and successfully on our Ankara-Izmir high-speed train line," he said. Karaismailoğlu added that with the completion of the line, the travel time between Ankara and Izmir will decrease to 3 hours 30 minutes.
"First time in Turkey, we will build the main tunnels and tunnel safety into a single tunnel"
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who stated that the excavation of the 3 thousand 47 meters long T1 Tunnel, which is the longest tunnel of the Ankara-İzmir High Speed Line Eşme-Salihli Section, continued as follows:
“We are breaking a new ground, we are opening a railway tunnel wider than the 13,70 m wide Eurasia Tunnel. This tunnel excavation diameter of 13,77 meters, the inner diameter of 12,5 meters, which will open using Turkey's most extensive CPC machine. With this method for the first time in Turkey used for both main tunnel and high-speed trains will use the pedestrian tunnel to be used in the security and maintenance of the ambulance, we will build in the same tube. So we build two floors in a single tunnel. Moreover, we will make great savings in terms of both time and cost. Under normal conditions, only the main tunnel can be finished in 24 months with the conventional method, but we will complete both the main tunnel and the security tunnel in 12 months. "
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who also visited Eşme Municipality within the scope of his visit to Uşak, will visit Ulubey Municipality afterwards.