Construction of Ankara İstanbul High Speed Line is Completed in Turkey, Connecting the Capital Ankara to the largest city İstanbul

Construction of Ankara İstanbul High Speed Line is Completed in Turkey, Connecting the Capital Ankara to the largest city İstanbul :Mr. Süleyman Karaman, General Director of State Railways of Republic of Turkey (TCDD) has announced that the construction works of the Ankara-İstanbul High Speed Train Line is completed and now the test runs are ongoing and continued; “Once the tests are completed we will commence revenue operation and that date might be 29th of May”.

Karaman then participated in the test run along the Ankara-İstanbul High Speed Train line, together with the journalists.

Mr. Karaman has provided some information on the test train Piri Reis, which is one of the 5-6 test trains on the world. He indicated that, at first stage the test train will run at a speed of 40 kph, making measurements along the line. Then, he stated, the tests continue, by increasing 10 kph each time until the train reaches a speed of 275 kph and even when the test train is moving at a speed of 250 kph, it makes 247 distinguished measurements. Mr. Karaman explained that the purpose of the tests is to ensure that the whole track, travel comfort and safety levels are at specified standards.

“Turks do not travel much”

Mr. Karaman has highlighted the fact that the Turks do not travel much. He stated that while the travelling coefficien in Europe is 200, this number is only 20 in Turkey. He also indicated that, after the high speed train service commenced, the travelling rate has increased.

Mr. Karaman has also explained that a forum was held to discuss the future of railways and within this forum about 100 meetings were held, with participation of academic people, bureaucrats and experts in the related field. Mr. Karaman stated that in this forum it was decided to develop the railway network that is safe and economical, in compliance with EU regulations and fully integrated with the other transportation modes and the world. Within this context, he said a total of 2025 km of additional railway lines will be constructed and track renovation works are continuing in paralel with these and by the end of 2014 the renovation works for the all the existing tracks shall be completed.

Mr. Karaman also reminded that the law on restructuring State Railways (TCDD) and opening the way for private sector in railways is now in effect and continued “We shall separate railway operation from infrastructure. Anybody can take their cars and drive it on the highway. We want anybody who wants to use the railway to be allowed to procure their own trains and start operating it.” Mr. Karaman stated that, they may proceed with implementation of this within a year.

While stressing the fact that safety is a priority for them in the Railway, Mr. Karaman assured that by 2023 Turkey will have a very modern railway network, penetrating to every corner of the country. He continued, explaining that, their main objective is to increase the share of railways in transportation up to 10% in the country, which is currently now at a level of 2 %. Then he provided information on the works ongoing along the Ankara – İstanbul High Speed Train line.

Construction of Ankara İstanbul High Speed Line is Completed in Turkey, Connecting the Capital Ankara to the largest city İstanbul

 

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