The foundation of Izmit Köseköy-Gebze High Speed ​​Rail Line was laid with the attendance of 3 Minister

The last part of the High Speed ​​Train Line (YHT), which will reduce the Ankara-Istanbul train journey to 3 hours, is the basis of the İzmit Köseköy- Gebze line, today, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, Minister of European Union Egemen Bağış and Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergün. was thrown with his participation. Speaking at the ceremony, Binali Yıldırım stated that more investments were made on railways than highways, and that it is aimed to transport 17 million passengers annually between Ankara and Istanbul.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Köseköy train station within the borders of Kartepe District of Kocaeli. 9 ministers to the groundbreaking ceremony, which is one of the most important crossing points of the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train Line, due to the commencement of work on the 10-kilometer section on which 22 tunnels, 28 bridges, 2 culverts, as well as 56 new culverts and 3 underpasses will be built. She attended.

TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman made the opening speech of the ceremony, the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train (YHT) line with the completion of the two cities between the two cities 50 thousand passengers stated that they aim to move, the technical descriptions about the line found. Karaman also said that high-speed passenger tickets would be kept reasonable.


Transportation Speaking at the ceremony, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim, the railways in Turkey for the first time EU IPA European Union (IPA) funds will be used in this project, the contract price of 146 million 825 thousand 952 euros Köseköy - 85 sections per cent of Gebze line He said that 124 million 802 thousand 59 euros will be covered by the European Union under IPA.

Binali Yıldırım, who said that the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train Project, which is targeted to be completed in 2013 by integrating with the Marmaray Project, will take place in the Ankara-Istanbul train journey, will be 3 hours a year, and that the public's 17-year expectation will turn into reality. Minister Yıldırım, demiryo they give great importance to the instruction of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, he said that more investment is currently made from highways to railways. Lightning speech, "The development of this railway is very important for Europe not only for Turkey, saying" Europe is also connected by rail to China, he told the oldrug uninterrupted. Binali Yıldırım continued as follows:

“Our goal in railways is not only to connect our cities, but our goal is to connect the continents. We connected two continents under the sea with Marmaray, one of the most important projects in the world. We lay the rails. Our aim is to give Marmaray to the service of the citizens of the world in the 90th year of our Republic. The work of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which is one of the most important pillars of this project, continues at full speed. What does this mean? It means the realization of the Silk Railroad from Beijing to London. There are centers in Turkey, Kocaeli There have Köseköy. The heart of the Silk Railway, the heart of Asia and Europe beats here. ”


European Union Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis in his speech at the ceremony, "the whistle of the train here will be lifted already works for Turkey's high-speed development," said Turkey's high-speed growth and development of today's ceremony Köseköy a new excitement, said he gained a new dynamism . Bağış said, “We have now become a habit of realizing dream projects. After the Marmaray project is a 150-year dream another dream Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train de 2013 completed Turkey's capital Ankara and Istanbul the capital of Madeniyet will be a bit closer to each other, "he said. Minister Egemen Bagis today also still river with the priority of the transport operational program (Ankara) - Karabük - the signalization with the rehabilitation of Zonguldak line and the installation of the telecommunications system project, recalling that they would perform the ceremony, "the European Union and Turkey jointly funded the largest in Turkey Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak project, which is also a project, will cost about 227 million euros. With the implementation of this project, a total of 415 km. The rails of the length of the line will be completely renewed, carrying capacity and operating speed will be increased. This project also shows that Turkey has now become an important transit corridor between the EU and manufacturing centers in the East, "he said.


The Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergün, on the other hand, stated that the High Speed ​​Train (YHT) project between Ankara and Istanbul was considered as two lines for passenger transportation, but that there is a heavy freight transport in Izmit Bay in Kocaeli, the Industrial Zone. even stated that there is a need. Minister Binali Yıldırım, who said that this proposal of Nihat Ergün would be evaluated, stated that a third line would be added.

After the speeches, on the open railcar platform brought to the railway line at Kösek Station, the first railway line rehabilitation project of Irmak-Karabük Zonguldak was signed. The agreement was signed by DG Regio Director General Normunds Poppens and the Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Suat Hayri Aka. The 3 minister, who was also present at the signing ceremony, later carried out the symbolic fusion of the Gebze-Köseköy line rails on the map.

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