Railways Safety - Safety Seminar Start: Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) organized in collaboration with "Safety-Safety Seminar" began in Ankara.
Assistant General Manager of TCDD İsa ApaydınAt the opening of the seminar, Marmaray, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, and the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge projects, which are also crossing the railroad, will provide a macro integration between the region and the continents. "The west-east high-speed train created by these large projects will be connected to the Middle East, Europe, with the west-south high-speed and high-speed train corridors," said Apaydın.
Indicating that the construction of the Istanbul-Eskişehir high-speed train line has been completed and will be put into operation after testing and certification, Apaydın noted that by 2023, 3 thousand 500 kilometers of high-speed, 8 thousand 500 kilometers of fast and one thousand kilometers of conventional railways were among the targets of construction.
"We expect the two-day Safety-Security Seminar to contribute in terms of setting out the precise lines where safety and security concepts intersect and set policies and strategies in this regard," said Apaydın, giving information about TCDD's safety-related work.
UIC Communications Division Manager Paul Veron; railways is in a dynamism in the Middle East, Turkey is creating a vision for this work in the Middle East that led, high-speed rail projects, the renewal of conventional lines, successful works, especially the development of the industry is discarded, the UIC Middle East Specialist TCDD General Director Süleyman Karaman He stated that he had great contributions in this. Veron said that there is great potential on the railways in the Middle East and they will talk about the infrastructure and security of the railways at the seminar.
Ignacio Barron De Angoiti, Director of the UIC Passenger Department, said that the Union member countries should cooperate for sustainable and safe railways.
Turkey on the need for high-speed, both conventional railway field developments in the seminars planned taking into account the need for the security and safety as a result, comprehensive protection (safety, security, all threats, compliance during crisis management), infrastructure (signaling, tunnels), passenger traffic and stations and the safety and security of freight transport.
UIC, which has developed cooperation between railway organizations, has approximately 5 members from 200 continents. The Union, of which TCDD has been a member since 1928, has been working on high-speed train, railway safety and e-commerce in recent years.