State Railways Department Head Mehmet Turşak, Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ŞUTSO) President E. Sabri Ertekin responded to the demand for the high-speed train and said, "The project that will connect the high-speed train to Şanlıurfa has been started."
ŞUTSO President E. Sabri Ertekin, who emphasized that Şanlıurfa needs fast trains at every opportunity and succeeded in keeping the issue on the agenda by writing articles to all relevant authorities on this matter, came with the most authoritative response. In the letter received from the General Directorate of State Railways with the signature of Head of Department Mehmet Turşak, the following expressions were used:
“Your letter that you reported your request for high-speed train to Şanlıurfa province was examined by our institution. For Şanlıurfa, which is one of the important centers of the Southeastern Anatolia Project, necessary studies have been initiated on the "Diyarbakır - Şanlıurfa High Speed Train Project" by the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications. Within the scope of the mentioned project, Şanlıurfa; Connected to Malatya, Sivas and Ankara via Diyarbakır with High Speed Train lines
It will be. The "Mürşitpınar-Suruç-Şanlıurfa New Railway Project", which is carried out by our organization and will connect Şanlıurfa to the main railway network, has been included in the 2011 investment program of our Corporation and implementation project studies are continuing. When the project, whose operational speed is designed as 160 km / h, is completed, Şanlıurfa's access to Adana via Gaziantep will be accelerated. 'Mürşitpınar-Suruç-Şanlıurfa New Railway Project' and 'Diyarbakır - Şanlıurfa High Speed Train Project' Şanlıurfa
It will be integrated into the airport. Also, when Gaziantep-Aleppo High Speed Train Project, which will be built in the near future, is completed, Şanlıurfa will be connected to Aleppo faster and more comfortably. ”