Railways Are Also Becoming Double: "We will build 4 percent of conventional lines, of which only 70 percent are double lines," said Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications.
In a statement he made to the AA correspondent, Yıldırım announced that they started work to extend the conventional railway lines, 96 percent of which are still single lines, to double lines.
Stating that they started to make single-track railways "double" by pioneering the regions with high passenger and load density, Yıldırım said, “We are now starting the double road application that we have successfully implemented in highways. Only 11 percent of our 120-kilometer conventional railway network, 4 kilometers, is double track. "Approximately 446 percent of conventional lines will be double lines in line with our 2023 targets."
Yıldırım said that they have implemented projects to increase the share of rail transport to 10 percent in passenger and 15 percent in cargo.
Turkey has stated that Yıldırım met with periods of their high-speed trains, as well as yht'n, the Marmaray will be inaugurated on October 29 Tekirdag-Muratlı, the Cumaovası-Tepeköy line indicate that a double line.
Yıldırım stated that within the scope of Başkentray works, a new line of 24 kilometers was added to the existing line and that the 2nd line works between Arifiye-Pamukova are about to be completed. Minister Yıldırım said, “Since 2003, we have built a double-track conventional railway of 313 kilometers. Construction work continues on the 790-kilometer line. The projects of the 806-kilometer line have also been completed, some of them have been tendered and some will be tendered. Project tenders for the 4 thousand 21-kilometer line continue ”.
"We equips with Turkey railway highway"
Turkey's railways Lightning striking rapidly becoming a global player by liberalization, "double the railways" will improve the quality of service, waiting time would decrease, he said would provide continuous and uninterrupted transportation facilities.
Stating that the passenger and freight traffic will be transformed into double or more lines with single-track roads, especially in corridors where intense, long-term cities occur, Yıldırım noted:
“Considering that the YHT lines are based in Ankara, we are increasing the number of lines within the scope of Başkentray Project. Suburban trains between Sincan-Kayaş were designed as 6 lines between Ankara-Behiçbey, 5 lines between Behiçbey-Sincan, and 4 lines between Ankara-Kayaş in order for YHTs and conventional passenger and freight trains to operate regularly. The existing double line between Adana and Mersin will be 4. The 25-kilometer line passing through the city of Gaziantep is made 4 and 5 lines within the scope of Gaziray. We also take the Köseköy-Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Menemen-Manisa lines to 3 and 4 lines. In other areas with high traffic, we are implementing not only double but also multi-line option. We equips with a kind of railway Highway Turkey. "
"We erased the trace of centuries-old neglect"
Highways in 16 thousand 500 kilometers of double road by reminding Turkey's interests Lightning split the 22 thousand 600 kilometers of road network, the railways said they would show the same success. Stating that huge projects have been implemented in railways since 2003, Yıldırım said:
"With the opening of the Ankara-Eskisehir YHT line services in 2009 Turkey, 8 in the world, was 6 YHT countries using the technology in Europe. While Ankara-Konya and Konya-Eskişehir YHT lines are in service, we will open the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line at the end of this year. Work continues on the Ankara-İzmir, Ankara-Bursa and Ankara-Sivas lines. Not only did we build YHT lines, we also erased the traces of centuries-old neglect in railways. We will open the 150-year-old dream Marmaray, which will connect Asia and Europe from the bottom of the sea, and provide uninterrupted rail transportation from London to Beijing, on October 29.
We have renewed untouched roads for years, we have completed the shortcomings of lines without signalization and electrification. Now we started a double rail attack. In this study, we attach great importance to the future of Turkey and railways.
Source : I www.haberler.co