Irfan Balkanlıoğlu Afyonkarahisar Governor, said the high speed train project would be the window of the city to the world.
Balkanlıoğlu noted that the major countries of the world use the high-speed train at the "High Speed Train Evaluation Meeting" held in the governorship and attended by TCDD Railway Construction Department Head Mustafa Babal and project managers.
Balkanlıoğlu reminiscent of the high-speed train came to Turkey, reported the following:
“The high-speed train operating between Eskişehir and Ankara started to serve between Ankara and Konya. Istanbul leg is about to be completed. We are about to come to the end of a work that will change Afyonkarahisar through an era and change his life. 36 companies submitted bids. Within the scope of this project carried out by TCDD, the Afyonkarahisar leg of the fast railway was tendered. Construction will begin soon.
They say 'it will be put into service in 3 years'. One of the most important issues concerning Afyonkarahisar is where the station building will be. Why is it important? Because Afyonkarahisar is the capital of the world in thermal tourism. The number of 5-star hotels reaches 10. The high-speed train project will be our window to the world. All aircraft connected to Ankara will now be like Afyonkarahisar. They will be here in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Our airport will end this year with intensive work. "
- "Turkey jumped era in transportation" -
Balkanlıoğlu, noting that Turkey's transport skip era, "Man, we have seen something that can be hard to see in a lifetime of 6-7 years. Turkey is now divided highway to reach the whole city. Roads are built in highway standards. We see that we are a great state, ”he said.
Stating that Afyonkarahisar is located at the intersection of all transportation arteries with land, air and rail, Balkanlıoğlu said that they are together to make the right decisions about the high-speed train station.
TCDD Railroad Production Department Head Mustafa Babal is also on the Afyonkarahisar high-speed train station 6. 140 on the land of a thousand acres, said they plan to build.
Stating that the high-speed train line between Ankara and Afyonkarahisar up to Yenice village of Polatlı has been completed, Babal added that there is only a 160-kilometer line left for the high-speed train to come to Afyonkarahisar.