MUŞ-TATVAN RAILWAY OPENED TO OPERATION

Turkey, Iran rail link Mus built to ensure Tatvan construction of the railway and business opening process, Engineer Hasan by Qing "MUS-TATVAN RAILWAY OPENED FOR BUSINESS" and Civil Engineers penned by name in the article published at the e-library is transferred as follows.
On 25.10.1964, Muş-Tatvan Railway was put into operation. On the 24.10.1964th of October, 2, on the day of the opening ceremony, a special guest from Ankara, Prime Minister İnönü, Minister of Public Works and other ministers, and Senators, deputies and invitees, the Secretary General of the Cento Pact, the Undersecretaries of the Ministry of Roads of Iran, were invited to the opening ceremony. took the group to Van on the same day. From there, Tatvan was passed with the 25.10.1964 April Ferry. A line was opened with the hands of Inönü on XNUMX, with a ceremony attended by a decent community of people from the provinces of Bitlis and Muş with delegations and guests from Ankara. On the same day, we learned the details of the opening ceremony from radio news and newspapers. We would like to present some construction and technical information about the line in relation with this event.
The Muş-Tatvan line, which constitutes the first part of the line, which is planned around the Cento park and which is planned to be constructed and taken into consideration for the first five-year development plan, has been tendered to the contractor at the end of 1957 and the work has already started in 1958.
In terms of the character of the line from the other lines of the width of the platform 0,9 meters by keeping the width of 600 m. and 600 m. A high standard line was constructed from the lower radius and the 0.015 slope was not used. The current line tuli reaches 117 km. In 1963 construction, the rail was made available to the floor.
The six-year period and the six construction season of the work types and amounts:
Excavation works: 5 920 000 m3
Art Structures (Concrete and masonry construction): 107 400 m3
Total tunnel length: 1700 m
Areas of buildings in stations: 23 000 m2
Ballast: 263 400 m3
Wooden sleepers made of superstructure material were procured internally through various tenders and were shipped to Muş in 1963 by injecting, piercing and sabotage works at Derince Travers Factory. Rail and contact parts and Railroad trusses were purchased from the Americans and shipped to Muş during the construction season of 1963, and exposure was started in June 1963. On October 25, 1963, locomotive sounds were heard at the TUĞ station on the shores of Lake Van. However, the fact that the repair season on the road is not completed and the deficiencies that are deemed necessary in terms of operation are included in the working season of the 1964 construction season, this line has to remain on the day of 25.10.1964.
Today, it has been a new manifestation of our determination to weave the country with railways, by adding a new successful coast to the history of railways. 124 000 000 TL will be spent for the Muş-Tatvan line, excluding superstructure exploitation and administrative expenses. For the machines to be used for repairs with facilities such as superstructure material, rolling bridge, wagon scale purchased from America, $ 6 million has been spent from $ 4.3 million obtained from AID credit.
3487 will be transferred to General Directorate of TCDD on October 25 after 1966 has been supplied by the Directorate of Construction of Railways and Ports for two years in accordance with the law numbered XNUMX.
In the next three years, after the completion of the Van-Kotur (Iranian border) section of the Van Lake ferry ports and facilities, which are planned to be built within the framework of the Cento Pact, the sound of the locomotives will be heard in the borders of Iran. Thus, Iran-Turkish railway networks will be connected to each other from this boundary point. With the completion of this part of the project, a great work will be created in the international value.

Source: City and Railway

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