Turkey's railway network targets until the year 2023
Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim, 2023 year targets in accordance with the railway network will reach about 26 thousand kilometers and 10 thousand kilometers of this network will create High Speed Train (YHT) lines said.
According to the report of AA, who compiled the statements of Minister Yıldırım to Hazar World, the media organ of the Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN), 2013 percent of the investment allowance of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, which was 13 billion 900 million lira in 56, was reserved for railways.
- Reminding that the $ 2023 billion investment to be made in the transportation sector within the framework of the “350 Vision” will be made to the railways, Binali Yıldırım will continue to increase the investments in the high-speed train lines within the scope of the investments made within this scope. He stated that he will enter service on 45 October 29 with Marmaray.
15 province will be connected with YHT Yildirim, Ankara-based core rail network created by the 15 province to connect with YHT, so, Ankara-Istanbul 3 hours, Ankara-Bursa 2 hours 15 minutes, Bursa-Bilecik 35 minutes, Bursa-Eskisehir 1 hours , Bursa-Istanbul 2 hours 15 minutes, Bursa-Konya 2 hours 20 hours, Bursa-Sivas 4 hours, Ankara-Sivas 2 hours 50 minutes, Istanbul-Sivas 5 hours, Ankara-Izmir 3 hours 30 minutes, Ankara-Afyonkarahisar region 1 hour 30 told the minute will come down.
Stating that the railway network will reach 2023 thousand kilometers in line with the goals of TCDD in 26, YHT lines will constitute 10 thousand kilometers of this network, and added that various projects have been implemented to increase the efficiency and efficiency of the railroad.
“There is great potential on the railway”
Minister Yıldırım, said:
“The logistics center, where combined transportation is provided with highway, railway, seaway and airline access, as well as storage services, is established. Logistic centers projected at 19 points in different scales will contribute approximately 40 billion dollars annually to the Turkish logistics industry. With an additional 26 million tons of transportation, it will save 8,4 million square meters of container stock and handling area.
Turkey produces advanced railway industry and has become a country exporting. Considering the 150 billion-dollar investment in the railway sector in the region, there is great potential in the railway sector.
We will complete the restructuring of the Turkish railway to reduce service losses and increase the quality of the business by creating a competitive environment. We will continue to renew existing lines to increase the share of the railway sector. We will complete the signaling of the existing unmarked railway lines. We will also complete the electrification of the existing electrification-free railway lines by 2023. We will complete the 3.344-kilometer high-speed railway network, whose construction and application project is ongoing, within 3 years. By 2023, we will reach a total network of 14.000 kilometers by constructing 25.940 kilometers of railway. We will develop the transportation corridors of Istanbul-Basra, Istanbul-Kars-Tbilisi-Baku, Kavkaz-Samsun-Basra, Istanbul-Aleppo-Mecca, Istanbul-Aleppo-North Africa, Southeast Asia. ”
In addition to these investments, 10 stated that they are planning to establish an international accredited railway test and certification center with the Railway Institute within the ministry within the year and said about the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku Railway Project:
"Basically we took the 73-kilometer section of the Turkey-Georgia is being built according to international standards. In fact, the cruise speed is planned to be 120 kilometers per hour. Two and a half kilometers of the tunnel, viaduct and three top-3 on the line parade will be held, one at the station will be built in Turkey-Georgia border. Construction activities are also continuing on the 12-kilometer section of the project on the Georgian side. With the commissioning of the line, we estimate that there will be 28 million passengers and 1,2 million tons of cargo in the first year, and in 3,5 it will carry 2034 million passengers and 7,8 million tons of cargo on the project line. Line Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, Marmaray and the ongoing construction of high-speed train project, not only with Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan will become the safest and most economical option of the Asia-Europe corridor. "
Despite the fact that the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku Railway Project is said to be completed by 2011, Transport Minister Yıldırım also provided information on his inability to open. For this reason, it was imperative that the 1.286 meter long border tunnel increased to 2.380 meters in this section. In addition, it was necessary to construct a drill tunnel of 7.870 meters and to make a 10.000-meter Open-Close Tunnel. In this context, we experienced delays. ”