Metin Akbaş, General Manager of the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), who went to Gaziantep to make a series of investigations, discussed the GAZİRAY Project with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin on the second day of the program. The importance of GAZİRAY, which will provide comfortable, fast and environmentally friendly service to the people of Gaziantep, was emphasized at the meeting, where the project, which is known as the "dream project" of the city and whose construction is nearing its end, was emphasized.
GAZİRAY, which will serve with 6 stations along the 25,5-kilometer route between the 16 organized industrial zones and the city center in Gaziantep, one of the leading cities of the Southeastern Anatolia Region, continues at full speed. TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş held a meeting with the Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality on the second day of the GAZİRAY inspection program, which he organized with the Onsite Solution Team. At the meeting where the latest situation in the GAZİRAY Project was discussed; It was stated that Gaziantep's dream project is very important for the region and that the citizens are waiting for the project with great excitement.
TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş met with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin and technical committee and said that they evaluated the latest situation of GAZİRAY. Akbaş said, “We held a productive meeting where we determined our responsibilities as stakeholders for the completion of the project. This project has 16 stations starting from Başpınar and continuing to Taşlıca. This project, which has a length of 25,5 kilometers, has 2 lines of suburban trains and 2 lines of high-speed trains. At the point reached in the project, there is a progress of 95 percent. Our people from Gaziantep have also witnessed it, we sent our high-speed train set to Gaziantep in the past weeks. We made the measurements of the train. There are no problems with the systems. These are the studies we have done for the certificate. As of May 5, we have started signal testing and certification studies. We checked the line yesterday. Today, we held a meeting with the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Fatma Şahin. As you know, this line is being built in cooperation with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality. We talked about what needs to be done for the business and the missing topics. We gave instructions on the issues that need to be completed on this path.” he said.
112 KM RAILWAY TO GAZIANTEP KAZANDIRK
Akbaş is a 112 kilometer railway line to Gaziantep. kazanPointing out that they are working, he said: “We have 13 thousand 22 kilometers of railway on the scale of Turkey so far. The 2053 target announced by our Ministry last year is to increase the current railway network in Turkey to 28 kilometers. In other words, we need to build a new road as well as the existing railway and build an additional 500 thousand 2 kilometers of railway on it. It's so high number. The new lines to be built consist of high-speed trains and high-speed trains. The construction of 500 kilometers of the 15 kilometer line that we will build in this direction in the future continues. 500 thousand 4 kilometers of this figure consists of high-speed train lines. The project of this 714-kilometer train line, which will transport both passengers and freight, has been completed. In addition, we have an ongoing railway line of 4 thousand 400 kilometers. When we finalize these projects, we will have a target of 4, namely 5 thousand 500 kilometers of railway network.”
FATMA ŞAHİN: THE PROJECT IS EXCITING
Describing the project as exciting, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin thanked TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş and his team for their support. Şahin said, “Gaziantep is living a historical day. GAZİRAY was our dream for 10 years. All of our Ministers contributed a lot to this project. We have come to the end of the project. All trials are completed quickly.” used the phrases.