TCDD has rolled up its sleeves for a new line that will travel the Southeast at a speed of 160 km / h. One end of the project that will connect Diyarbakır and Mardin will extend to Iraq and Syria.
While the High Speed Train (YHT) works, which will reduce the distance between Ankara and Istanbul to three hours, continue at full speed, news of a new project involving the Southeastern Anatolia Region came. State Railways TCDD has pressed the button for a new YHT line that will connect cities in the Southeast in a few hours. Before the project, renovation works started on the railway lines starting from Adana to the border of Iraq and Syria. When the project is completed, transportation will be made fast and easy despite the geographical conditions in the region, and a serious logistical advantage will be achieved for trade with Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq, which has shown a remarkable development in recent years. A new railway will be built between Diyarbakır-Şanlıurfa and Şanlıurfa-Mardin after all lines in the southeast are overhauled. Malatya-Elazig-Gaziantep will be connected to each other with the lines on which electric trains with a speed of 160 kilometers per hour will be used. After Edirne-Kars, the Edirne-Hakkari connection will be completed with the lines planned to be completed completely in 2023. Both the capacity and quality of the transportation to be made to the region with new lines will increase. When taken into account Turkey's geographical advantages, will create a serious advantage in this sector with the logistics of YHT line is expected to enter into significant breakthroughs. According to the project, a logistics base will be built in Mardin. Thus, the cargoes in the region can be transported to Iskenderun port with the new lines. In the second phase of the project, there is the construction of railways connecting to Syria and Iraq.
Istanbul-Izmir project ready
The high-speed train line that will connect ISTANBUL to Izmir is planned to be completed by 2023. The construction of Bursa-Balıkesir-İzmir, which is the continuation of the route that will connect Bursa to the Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul high-speed train line, continues. With the construction of the new line of approximately 350 kilometers, it will be possible to go from Istanbul to Izmir in 3.5 hours by high speed train.
Source : www.sabah.com.t is