Opening date of Ankara-Istanbul YHT

The opening date of the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line has been announced: TCDD General Manager Karaman said that the construction of the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train line has been completed and passengers can be transported on May 29th.
The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Director Süleyman Karaman, Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train (YHT) the construction of the line is completed, the test stating that they perform their driving, "Testing will begin carrying passengers after the end may be May 29th," he said.
Karaman participated in a test drive in Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train, which was completed with journalists.
Giving information about Piri Reis, which is one of the 5-6 test trains in the world, Karaman stated that Piri Reis first measured the line starting at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour. Explaining that the tests continue with speed increases of 10 kilometers per hour up to 275 kilometers per hour, Karaman stated that the test train made 250 separate measurements even while moving at a speed of 247 kilometers. Karaman noted that the purpose of the tests is to provide road construction, travel comfort and safety at the desired standard.
"Turks don't travel very much"
In the 200 coefficient while traveling in Europe, 20 Karaman stated that this figure in Turkey, said that the Turkish people do not travel too much. Karaman, after the start of the high-speed train travel rates increased stressed.
Explaining that they held a council to discuss the future of railways, Karaman said that they held nearly 100 meetings attended by academics, bureaucrats and experts on the subject. Karaman stated that as a result of these meetings, it was decided to create a railway network that is integrated with the world, economic, compliant with EU legislation, safe and integrated with other transportation modes, and in this sense, 2023 thousand kilometers of additional railways will be built by 25. In addition, Karaman stated that the road renewal works are continuing and that the renovation works of all existing roads will be completed by the end of 2014.
Reminding that the law on the restructuring of TCDD and opening the railways to the private sector has entered into force, Karaman said, “We will separate the management from the railways from the infrastructure. On the highways, anyone can take their car and go to the highway. We wanted him to buy his train and run it on railways just like on highways, ”he said. Karaman stated that the application can be started within 1 year.
Work on railway safety in Karaman stating they received the forefront of Turkey's xnumx't told it would be a much more extensive and modern railway network.
Karaman stated that as a result of all these efforts, they aimed to increase the share of railways in passengers to 10 percent, and that this rate is currently at the level of 2 percent.
- Works on Ankara-Istanbul YHT line
Karaman, Ankara-Istanbul YHT gave information about the work on the line.
Stating that one of the most difficult sections during the construction of the line was the Eskişehir crossing, Karaman said, “For the first time, the railway line passed under a city. It is the same in Cordoba in the world. We do not want such a transition from now on again, ”he said.
Karaman about the Eskişehir Gar'ü about the dispute with the municipality, announced that the tender plans will be completed within a short time of completion of the plans.
Ankara-Istanbul line in the 755 art structure stating that they do, Karaman, Köseköy-Gebze section of the 150 million euros was made with an EU grant, he said. The line will be connected to Marmaray at 2015 and Halkalıwill reach up to record Karaman, said:
“After the line is opened, the travel time between Ankara and Istansul will be 3,5 hours. In the first stage, 16 trips will be organized daily. After connecting to Marmaray, it will take place every 15 minutes or half an hour. We also conducted a survey on ticket fees. We asked the citizen, 'How many lira would you prefer YHT?' If it's 50 liras, they all say 'we'll get on'. If it is 80 liras, 80 percent of them state that they would prefer YHT. We will evaluate them and determine the ticket price.
The construction of the line has been completed. We are now carrying out their tests. We will start carrying passengers after the tests are over, May 29th. We said 'we open in March' but it did not happen. The important thing is to put it into service in a completely safe way. "
- "Eskişehir transit was difficult from Marmaray"
Karaman, delay in the service line, thieves and malicious people during the construction of 25 times wires cut, check tunnels once more, such as a number of problems in the signal system is effective, he said. Karaman, especially Eskişehir transition is more difficult than Marmaray said.
Stating that the line will cost 4 billion dollars, Karaman stressed that this is a loan of 2 billion dollars.
Karaman, Ankara-Izmir YHT line between Ankara-Afyonkarahisar said that the construction work is continuing.
Karaman said that the lower and upper crossings were made by themselves in the places where the lines crossed.

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