TCDD at Fast Train Speed

📩 25/11/2018 16:05

TCDD goes at the Speed ​​of High Speed: According to the data, 1950 km of railway was built in 2002 years between 52 and 945, while in the last 9 years, exactly 86 km of railway was built. The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), continues increasing their attacks on railway transport. According to the information note prepared by TCDD for the 2013 budget, very important developments have been achieved in the field of railways, especially in TCDD High Speed ​​Train works.
Accordingly, investment allowances in railways, which were once again a priority sector after 2003, were increased 7,5 times. A forgotten sector was revived with the investments made. In this context, the privilege of high-speed train transportation was prioritized and it was aimed to direct the citizens to the train journey again. The distance covered in the high-speed train was also revealed by the high-speed train that started to operate between Ankara and Eskişehir, and the rail transport share, which was 8 percent in the previous period, increased to 72 percent.
According to the data and explanations in the budget information note of TCDD, the following developments were experienced regarding the high-speed train: “With the Ankara-Istanbul High-Speed ​​Railway Project, reducing the travel time between Ankara-Istanbul, creating a fast, comfortable and safe transportation opportunity, and thus, is aimed to increase. With the project, it will be ensured that the travel time between Ankara and Istanbul will be reduced to 250 hours by constructing a high speed railway suitable for 3 km / hour. Again; industry, agriculture, universities and tourism, our city, Konya, Turkey's two largest cities to the (Istanbul, Ankara) for the purpose of ensuring a shorter time transportation Ankara-Konya High Speed ​​Train Project is also open August 23, 2011 the day of the service. While the distance between Ankara and Konya is 612 km on the Eskişehir-Afyon-Konya route line, the travel time is approximately 10 hours 30 minutes, while the distance has decreased to 309 km with the completion of the Ankara-Konya High Speed ​​train line and the travel time has decreased to 1 hour 30 minutes. In the upcoming period, travel time will be 300 hour 1 minutes with 15 km hour train sets. The 12 hours and 25 minutes travel time between Istanbul and Konya has decreased to 5 hours and 30 minutes, and with the completion of the Eskişehir-Istanbul YHT Line, it will be reduced to 3 hours 30 minutes.
In the information note, information about other YHT projects was also given, “Sivas-Erzincan Project, which is a continuation of the Ankara-Sivas YHT Project, continues. The connection of YHT with Bursa has been planned by constructing a new 110 km railway. With the completion of the project, the travel time between Ankara and Bursa will be 2 hours and 15 minutes. In addition, with the realization of the project that will facilitate the transportation between the most important cities of our country such as Ankara and Izmir, it is planned to travel between Ankara and Afyon in 1,5 hours and Afyon-İzmir in 2,5 hours, Ankara-İzmir in 3 hours 30 minutes. Tender studies are continuing in the Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar section, the first phase of the Ankara-İzmir YHT project.
In the information note of TCDD, it was also noted that in the last 8 years, 6 thousand 375 km road renewal was carried out, thus ensuring a much faster and safer railway transportation, “Within the framework of our vision, approximately 2023 thousand km of YHT and 10 thousand km of conventional lines were built, It is aimed to increase the total railway network to 4 thousand 25 km. ”According to the data, 940 km of railways were built in 1950 years between 2002 and 52, while in the last 945 years, exactly 9 km of railways were built.

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