Statement from TCDD: TCDD Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train Project has reached the final stage in Eskişehir-Istanbul part.

Due to the Gebze-Köseköy Railway operation, 1 branch will be interrupted for 2 year in the Eskişehir-Istanbul line.
On the highway parallel to the route, routine maintenance was removed for two years, except for emergencies, and it was decided to keep the road open continuously. On the other hand, freight train wagons will be transported between Tekirdağ and Izmit Derince by ships in order to prevent industrialists from being victimized.The Eskişehir-Istanbul section, which is planned to be completed in 2013 in a timely manner and integrated with each other with Marmaray, according to the latest high-speed train technology. being done ……

TCDD officials stated that the old line and the new line, which are referred to as "displacement" in the railway literature, are built on top of each other for reasons such as geographical conditions, urbanization and expropriation difficulties. In this context, the authorities, who stated that the Köseköy-Gebze section is completely on the existing line due to the expropriation difficulties, and that it is not possible to sustain the train traffic at the same time with the work carried out, even in terms of safety and completion of the line on the same platform, although the existing road is double lines, They stated that due to the presence of the line, one of the lines was open and the operation of the other was not suitable in terms of project construction time and costs.

This cut was done with the railways in Turkey for the first time in EU grants and loans reminding the authorities that defined the lifetime of the grant, said: "YHT line construction scope of work; The existing line between Köseköy-Gebze, built in 1890, will be rebuilt after 122 years and its physical and geometrical conditions will be made suitable for High Speed ​​Train management; The line will be put to construction, there will be no level crossings on the line. There are 9 art structures, one on and off, 10 tunnels, 122 bridges and 141 culverts. These structures will be modified and standardized if necessary, 28 new culverts and 1 underpass will be built. Within the scope of construction, approximately 1 million 800 thousand cubic meters of excavation and 720 thousand cubic meters of fill will be carried out.

On the other hand, a new line is planned from the north in parallel with the Köseköy-Gebze section. The connection of this road will be provided with the Third Bosphorus Bridge on the North Marmara motorway. This region of our country will have a multi-choice railway transportation network in the medium term, with the Istanbul-Ankara second high-speed railroad project, which has been designed with Marmaray, Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Railway. ” - “Necessary measures were taken to prevent citizens from becoming victims” - In the construction process, meetings were held with the governors of the provinces of the region, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, and the Governors of Kocaeli, Istanbul, Sakarya. , TCDD General Directorate, General Directorate of Highway Regulation, IETT, Istanbul Transportation Inc. TCDD officials, who also explained that delegations made up of officials made on-site inspections,

In this context, 1 reported that the necessary measures were taken for the citizens not to suffer any grievances since February. According to this, the routine maintenance of the road was carried out for two years except emergency cases and it was decided to keep the road constantly open. The public transport capacities of the municipalities have been increased on the region. On the other hand, the ferry line between Tekirdağ and İzmit Derince has been established for the transportation of freight wagons by ships in order to prevent the transportation of the logistic sector of the industrialists by train.

Source: TCDD

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