When will High Speed Train operate?
Binali Yildirim, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, announced that it will contribute more than 800 million dollars to the economy with the implementation of the High Speed Train project.
Minister Yildirim, said in a statement, Turkey ranks 8th in the world with the YHT-tech, recalled that the 6th European countries. The Republic of Turkey State Railways in line with the targets for 2023, the country-wide railway network of 25 thousand kilometers removed that expresses Lightning, this network will create 10 thousand kilometers, while the High Speed Rail line economic, stressing that he would make an important contribution to the social and cultural development.
Making ongoing, and its four largest cities, which will connect the Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir and Ankara-Istanbul line in years, more than 30 million passengers Yıldırım stating that moved, he said the contribution yht of Turkey's economy in the years to exceed $ 800 million.
TO BE OPERATED IN SEPTEMBER 30
Turkey's four largest cities of the High Speed Train 's work to combine an intensive drive that striking Minister Yıldırım, said:
”The Ankara-Istanbul Project, which is planned to carry 17 million passengers a year, has come to an end. We will put the line, which will reduce Ankara-Istanbul to 3 hours, into service simultaneously on September 30, 2013 with MARMARAY, which is also considered as the 'project of the century'.
We plan to activate the Ankara-İzmir line in 6, which will carry an average of 2015 million passengers every year. Our citizens departing from Ankara on the 624-kilometer line will reach İzmir by taking the 8-hour bus ride in 3,5 hours with the comfort of the High Speed Train.
Another important project is Ankara-Bursa. With the project that will bring the railway to Bursa after a half-century break, our citizens will experience the happiness of arriving in Ankara after a 2-hour and 15-minute journey. On this line, an average of 6 million people will travel every year. Apart from these, we continue our efforts to weave all four parts of our country, especially Sivas, Kayseri, Erzincan and Antalya, with iron nets. We have prepared our 4 and 2023 projects and we are putting them into practice. ”
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