The blue train, which will depart each evening at 20.00 between Konya, departed for the first time from Izmir. 350 renewed by spending million pounds
IZMIR-Konya, the blue train that will depart each evening at 20.00, the first time out of Izmir. With the renewed rail system, 350 went down from 18 hours to 10 hours. Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yildirim, Konyalılar living in Izmir with the peace of mind to take the train to spend their country, he said.
Transportation, Maritime and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim and Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay, attended by Alsancak Railway Station Konya-Izmir line of the first time of the Konya Blue Train farewell ceremony was held in Izmir Alsancak Station. AK Party Izmir deputies Ali Ashlik, Nesrin Ulama, Hamza Mountain, Izmir Governor Cahit Kirac, CHP Izmir Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, TCDD General Manager Suleyman Karaman and about 500 people attended the ceremony.
Minister Yıldırım said, “I am not going to explain why the railways went so far back on this holy Ramadan day. There is no benefit if we explain it. Our government has invested 25 billion liras in the last nine years. The amount of ongoing projects is 30 billion liras. Tomorrow Kartal- Kadıköy We will open the subway. A metro completed in record time of 52 months. We were not in a hurry when starting these trips. If we started with the old trains at the end of the 50-60 years neglect, we would not be able to avoid another disappointment. We renewed the lines. 71 percent of the lines were renewed. After the new electro-diesel train sets and comfortable wagons with air conditioning were prepared, we started the expedition. There will be reciprocal train services from Konya and Izmir at 20.00:33 every day. There are citizens of Konya origin in İzmir. In order to be able to go more comfortably and safely on this holiday, the railways have done a very sacrificial work and we have come to the point of mutual initiation. Our work with İzmir company, which is the partner of Metropolitan Municipality, continues at full speed. We started with 40 train sets. We reinforced with the vehicles of Marmaray. İZBAN has placed an order for XNUMX sets, the production continues. We see that it is needed. He started to use the north-south line intensively from Aliağa to Cumaovası. We are having trouble here. I gave the instructions, how many vehicles we can do until the sets arrive, they do the work. We will bring some new sets, we will go to the jam. ”
Minister Yildirim, teleconference system with the ceremony could not be established with Konya. Minister Yıldırım, the first passengers of the train, "Goodbye go, say hi to us," he said.
350 million pounds spent on road renewal of Konya-Izmir-Konya line 'Konya Blue Train' a new train was called. The train will depart from 20.00 from both cities and will follow İzmir-Manisa, Uşak, Afyon and Konya routes. The train consists of four air-conditioned pulleys, a bunk, a bed and a 1 dinner wagon. By train, travel time will drop from 18 hours to 10 hours. In the pulp 35 per person, the compartment for two persons with bath, bed and seat is 150 lira.
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