TRANSPORT, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, regarding the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Line: “If all goes well, if there is no extraordinary situation, our goal is to open Ankara-Sivas between late 2015 and latest 2016. For this, our friends are trying hard, "he said.
Yıldırım toured the city by helicopter to examine the location of the new station building to be built in Sivas-Sivas-Ankara High Speed Train Line. Later, Yıldırım examined the ongoing works of Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Line.
Yildizeli, the tunnel section will pass through the tunnel section of the reporter told reporters, 2 thousand 200 meters of the tunnel so far has been completed 600 meters, and the rest of the work continued.
Stating that the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Line is 406 kilometers, Yıldırım said, “We are talking about a shortening of 200 kilometers. As you know, it comes from Yozgat-Yerköy. This means that the travel time is reduced from 10 hours to 2-2,5 hours. When you look at it, you will be able to go to Ankara in 2 hours when the project is finished. What does it mean. As long as you go to Erzincan by land, you will go to Ankara by High Speed Train. ”
92 meters to be built in the viaduct with feet height
406-68 kilometers of the 70-kilometer line of the tunnels stating that Yıldırım, said:
“There are also viaducts. There are also 51 viaducts. The total amount of 51 viaducts is 30 kilometers. A quarter of the 400 kilometer line was tunnel and viaduct. You appreciate how difficult geography we work. In this line, the only place that is not working is the part until after going to Sivas city center after this tunnel. It was also tendered. Soon there will be work, in a few months. 150 kilometers of the line is ready for superstructure, rail laying, power lines and signal. In the remaining 250 kilometers, the works especially between Kırıkkale and Ankara will intensify thereafter. Because the hardest region, the hardest passes are there. Perhaps the viaducts with the highest foot height in the world will be built on this line. It requires very serious engineering. There is a foot height of 92 meters. It is a very important structure. When you say 80-90 meters from that height, when you divide it, it means that a train will pass over a building height of 30-35 floors. It is a difficult project but it does not mean that it is difficult. As long as they have the opportunity to have a comfortable and comfortable trip to many provinces such as Sivas-Ankara, Sivas-İstanbul, Sivas-Eskişehir, Sivas-Konya, Sivas-İzmir, for our citizens and citizens. If all goes well, and there is no extraordinary situation, our goal is to open Ankara-Sivas in late 2015, at the latest in 2016. For this, our friends are trying hard to begin with. ”
Will continue to Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars
Yıldırım said that the project does not end with Sivas and that Erzincan, Erzurum and Kars will continue step by step.
“Our focus now is on Sivas. We hope to complete between Eskişehir and Istanbul next year. On the other hand, Bursa-Eskişehir-Istanbul started. The Ankara-Afyon section of Ankara-İzmir was tendered. With the high speed train network, we are slowly starting to weave our country to be the center of Ankara from west to east and from north to south. We have about 100 thousand finished lines in this regard. I think the ongoing amount is over 3 thousand kilometers of work. Our goal Ottoman, Seljuk capital of the modern Republic of Turkey and the high speed rail line to connect with each other. I mentioned Sivas, Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa and Konya. The work going on here is over in some, it continues in some.
Source : the site www.hurriyet.com.tr