Adil Karaismaioğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, visited Çankırı Scissor Factory, which has been producing with domestic and national resources since 1992. Stating that they will increase the ratio of railways in investments to 2023 percent in 60 and the railway network to 16 thousand 675 kilometers, Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “We will increase the share of railways, which constitute 1,3 percent of our passenger transportation, to 100 percent on the 5th anniversary of our Republic. " said
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, who made a series of visits in Çankırı, also made examinations in Çankırı Scissor Factory with Ali İhsan Uygun, General Manager of the Turkish State Railways (TCDD).
Stating that 93 percent of the switches produced in Çankırı Scissor Factory are domestic and national, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “Our Çankırı Scissor Factory manufactures switches and their spare parts and materials to be used in the railway lines of other private and official institutions as well as our State Railways. . Our factory, which was put into service in 1992 and has an annual production capacity of 250 trusses, produces wooden and concrete sleeper trusses. Renewing itself continuously since the year it was founded; The factory, which is open to innovation both in technology and personnel training, has reached the capacity to produce 17 types of scissors in the production of one type of scissors. The shears produced are 93 percent domestic and national. Scissors produced in accordance with international standards meet the needs of the institution "he said.
With the additional area of 3 square meters to be built, the Scissor Rehabilitation Center will be established and the Çankırı Scissor Factory in the railway sector will be the largest switch back in Europe. kazanMinister Adil Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they plan to make it one of the transportation centers, said, “The railways have a historical and strategic importance beyond the economy and social life of these lands. Since we are in the middle corridor of the Iron Silk Road between Asia and Europe from China to Europe, we declared a mobilization during our governments to revive the railways. As we stated at the Turkish Railway Summit, which we held in Istanbul in 2020, we started the railway reform for the coming period.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they spent over 1 trillion 86 billion liras for transportation and communication investments throughout the country during their governments as the ministry and said, “Among our huge investments, railways are in the second place with a rate of 202.2 billion lira and 18.6 percent of all investments. We built 1.213 km of high-speed skin line on the railways. We upgraded our 11 km conventional railway line. Our total network has now increased to 590 thousand 12 kilometers. In 803, we increased our signaled line length by 2003 percent to 61 kilometers, and our electrical line length to 6 kilometers. We have made our country, which we introduced with the high-speed train system, into the 526th European and 5 high-speed train operating countries in the world. We put Marmaray, the project of the century, into service in 753. Başkentray in Ankara and Izban in public transportation in İzmir serve our citizens. Gaziray Project continues in Gaziantep ”.
Stating that especially international freight transportation has focused on the railway during the pandemic period, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “As of the end of 2020, the amount of freight transported on the railway has increased by 35 percent compared to the previous year. In railway transportation, we plan to create 25 million tons of transport capacity on a total area of 14.8 million square meters in 60.6 logistics centers. We completed the Samsun-Sivas railway project, Turkey's largest railway modernization project, and opened the line to commercial operation. Our Ankara – Sivas High Speed Train Project; It forms an important part of the east-west high-speed rail corridor stretching from Edirne to Kars. Acceleration to our railway investments kazanWe have realized an important structuring. We combined TÜLOMSAŞ, TÜDEMSAŞ and TÜVASAŞ under the umbrella of TÜRASAŞ. We aim to create synergy by gathering the stakeholders of the sector under one roof, with the aim of being the locomotive institution in the production of railway vehicles in the Turkish rail system sector. With the experience gained from the production of National Electric Train Sets, we started the Electric Train Set Project studies at a speed of 225 km/h. We plan to complete the prototype in 2022 and start mass production in 2023. While we continue to produce diesel, electric, locomotive, railway maintenance vehicles, modernization of railway vehicles, train control management system, wagon, diesel engine, we also carry out R&D studies for the development of national railway vehicles.” said.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, continued his speech as follows: “In 2023, we will increase the ratio of railways in investments to 60 percent and our railway network to 16 thousand 675 kilometers. We will increase the share of railways, which constitute 1,3 percent of our passenger transportation, to 100 percent on the 5th anniversary of our Republic. We started a mobilization to produce domestic and national technologies in our railways, to expand our line capacity, to rehabilitate our existing lines, to provide service-oriented, smart and value-added transportation. Our main goal is to renew our railway networks on the silk road starting from Beijing, crossing the Caspian Sea and reaching Europe from our country, to equip them with smart systems, and to renew the locomotives, wagons and signalization systems locally and nationally together with the railway.
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, who said that we continue to produce and develop in our factories, which are the application areas of our strong railway vision in every field, said, “We will establish a 1992 m² Scissor Rehabilitation Center in our Çankırı Scissor Factory, which has been producing scissors with domestic and national resources since 3.600. With rational investments, we will turn our factories into the world's most qualified production centers. We have made very good investments in railways with our government. We will continue to use our own resources to carry out domestic and national productions in railways. Our work continues in this direction. Thanks to our government, they encourage us in this regard and become a driving force for us. We will do whatever we can to make our factory work more capacity. I would like to thank all our staff working in our factory for their devoted work ”.