Opening planned new high-speed train lines: the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Director Süleyman Karaman, High-speed train (YHT) said daily average they carried 15 thousand passengers, "Since the opening of the Ankara-Istanbul line we carry 650 thousand passengers. Of course this will increase in the future. "There are 7 more trains that we are bidding on the production line and we are going to tender 80 more."
Karaman, Konya-Karaman-speed train line in the world as a country that continued construction anlattı.türki eighth, while taking sixth place in Europe.
Currently, passenger transportation is continuing on 4 lines, consisting of Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Ankara-İstanbul, Konya-Eskişehir.
In addition, construction works for Ankara-Bursa, Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-Afyon-Izmir high-speed train lines continue.
Apart from saying that built a second line immediately adjacent to the existing line of the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Director Süleyman Karaman, at the time the speed of these trains they plan to increase to 200 kilometers, said they start from Konya-Karaman.
Stating that the construction is continuing on the Konya-Karaman line, Karaman noted that the projects of the high-speed train lines in Ulukışla, Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep were completed and they were in the tender stage. Mostly, Ankara-Bursa, Ankara-İzmir and Ankara-Sivas are under construction as planned. The study is planned to be finished in 2017, 2018 and 2019 ”.
Istanbul-Ankara line passes through Bolu
"Is there a project about the Istanbul-Ankara line passing through the Bolu section?" Karaman said, “It is a region that has been on the agenda with the name of speed railway line since 1980, but it is really a very mountainous region and a very difficult region for train construction. Project work is ongoing, but there is currently no investment program. It is the shortest way to connect Ankara to Istanbul, but it is a very difficult region. That region is very mountainous or tunnel or viaduct, but despite all this, our Ministry continues its project work but has not been included in the investment program yet. ”
“We use the latest technology in terms of security”
Süleyman Karaman stated that YHTs are transportation lines using the latest technology in terms of security, and continued as follows:
“Conventional line only between Gebze and Köseköy. Train speed does not exceed 110 kilometers there. So this is not a high-speed train line. Signalization studies are continuing here, but signaling works on high speed train lines are over. There is a lot of work done to start a high-speed train in a country. First, the contractors will say 'we did this job, it is suitable for business'. Then the consultant who controls it will say 'appropriate'. Later, with a commission decision created by TCDD, 'there is no problem in high speed train operation' report will be issued. Then, we get our certificate from the organizations that give certificates for fast train work in the world and we do high-speed train work on the lines where we get the certificate.
We also are making more of a process in Turkey. We also receive a report from universities. Therefore, after making sure its safety and security is 100 percent, high speed trains are opened. We don't have any trouble right now. Only signal systems were built between Gebze and Köseköy, there are tests. Those tests continue, that region is not the high-speed train line, it is the conventional line. ”
650 thousand passengers moved
TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman stated that 12 trains are operating on the YHT line, they are working on Ankara-istanbul and Ankara-Konya lines, and they carry around 15 thousand passengers daily on the Ankara-Istanbul line, and they have been serving around 650 thousand passengers since its opening. this will increase in the future. "There are 7 more trains that we are bidding on the production line and we are going to tender 80 more."
Karaman stated that they conducted a customer satisfaction survey, 90 percent of the passengers were very satisfied, 9 percent were satisfied, and 1 percent had some minor dissatisfaction. “Those who were not satisfied reported their complaints about more staff or the locations of the stations. We are also working on them. ”
Karaman noted that there is no problem about prices for YHTs and there is no room for trains due to demand, “There is no such thing as lowering the prices further. There is no raise or discount, we think it is good like this. ”
"Halkalıtrains will depart from Romania to Bulgaria after Christmas ”
Stating that there are trains operating on Iran, Bulgaria and Romania lines in international lines, Karaman said, “We are taking the train on the Romanian-Bulgaria line to Istanbul, Edirne, because we have road works, we take the bus to Edirne and take it by train from there. HalkalıWe will start those flights from, after the New Year, ”he said.
Karaman stated that efforts are underway to connect Organized Industrial Zones (OIZ) to the train line, to make train routes for all the OIZs that the train can go to, there are lines connecting to about 350 industrial establishments and they continue to work in line with the demands of the industrialists.
“The station section in Haydarpaşa will be used as a station again”
“There is a joint planning of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD about other units. It is now the Privatization Administration. When we say Haydarpaşa, our people understand the Haydarpaşa building. Not only that, from Harem KadıköyA renovation project of the section up to is underway, but the station section of the Haydarpaşa building will remain a station. In other sections, we made development plans for protection. Work on other projects continues. There is a project to improve the suburban lines so that the citizen can get on the train from Haydarpaşa, our contractors are working on it, I hope our goal is 2015, but we believe that it may be in 2015 at the end of 2016. ”