Eskişehir-Istanbul high-speed train line is halfway
90 percent of the Eskişehir-Istanbul section, the second phase of the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train line, has been completed. Studies were accelerated to raise the line for the Republic Day.
By Sevgi Korkut
When the line is completed, it will provide an uninterrupted journey to Europe by integrating with Marmaray in Gebze.
High-speed train line between Istanbul and Ankara to 3 hours was approached. Tunnel and viaduct construction was completed between Eskişehir and İstanbul, the second stage of the line. On the 80 kilometer of the line;
Ninety percent of the lines, even completed, are scheduled to start on 29 October 2013. The mobilization has been declared in the construction that has been entered in the last 160 days. Chinese workers do rail assembly and electrification. 50 more workers will be brought from China to train the line on time.
Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Line (YHT) consists of two stages. The first of these, the Ankara-Eskişehir stage, was opened on March 13, 2009.
The countdown has started for the Eskişehir-Istanbul stage. Last 160 days to the fourth line of high-Turkey entered the stage in Eskisehir-Istanbul line, the appropriate speed of 250 km double-track, power, signaling and is being built with high-level technology.
When the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train line is completed, uninterrupted passenger and cargo transportation with Europe will be carried out in Gebze, integrated with Marmaray.
Eskişehir-Istanbul line consists of several stages. There are viaducts and tunnels between 160 kilometers between Eskişehir and Köseköy. Between the 56-kilometer-long Köseköy-Gebze, the existing train line was rehabilitated and new rails were laid. The first flight on Eskişehir-Istanbul line, which will reach Marmaray and Haydarpaşa, is planned for Republic Day this year.
More than half of the 110 kilometers of the line consist of tunnels and viaducts. Even the 26 tunnel, 21 viaduct was built. Recently, the longest tunnel opened in the construction of a line of work is feverish.
Turkish companies undertook the tunnel and viaduct works in the construction where 1.500 works. In the second phase, foreign companies joined the consortium with the Turkish-Turkish partnership and rail assembly started in 2011. 80 kilometers were installed between Eskişehir and Köseköy.
Wu Jiuyi, the Site Manager of the Chinese, whose main construction sites are located in Pamukova, says that 150 workers are on site. Jiuyi says they want to bring 29 Chinese workers to the line to be raised on October 50:
“We do rail laying, rail welding, ballast laying, panel laying and electrification-signaling processes. We are in Turkey since 2009. Our years have passed here. How can you not forget your classmate at school, you want to see; we will miss our Turkish friends we work with here, we will want to see them. Turkey will go from us so hard.
Before, we couldn't understand each other without translators. Now workers in the field can work together to demonstrate a common job. Of course, we had difficulties at first but we have a proverb "You must follow the customs of your hometown". That's why we're telling all our pieces of the workers from Turkey and we are acting accordingly. This is very important for working efficiently. ”
The office manager of the site from Beijing, Wang Xintao lady of Turkey says that the nature and the weather is very nice. Turkey is happy to live and work in expressing Xintao, "Here in the marketplace, something the market could take it back I think I know exactly, but I can not find safety or something like that in Beijing, China." says.
The only dream of Zou Wupeng, 24, who does the panel laying business in Vezirhan, is to travel with his family when the line opens. Wupeng said, “I've been here for two years. I came from Beijing. We talk to my family online and make travel plans.
It was our heartfelt connection with the Turkish people and Turkey. We cannot find such a beautiful nature elsewhere. Here I will return to Beijing finished our work, but my mom, my dad and my sister came to Turkey I would like to take a fast train we did. " He speaks in the form.
Zahai Lixin (37), who works on rail mounting, came from China three years ago. Explaining that he has a son, Lixin said, “I miss my family but working here is also very good. Turkish people are very welcoming. We already work with Turkish workers and we get along easily. If we do not understand each other, we are looking for guides by phone. After this is over, I would like to work in another high-speed railway construction in Turkey, because I liked it a lot. " says.