Why the High Speed Train Failed: Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, made important statements about the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train, which started in Ankara today with the start of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and made a technical breakdown near Izmit.
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan, Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train expedition due to a technical failure of the train themselves, but they can continue to save the road, as a result of the crash of the wire caused a crack in the windshield, he said.
Answering the questions of the journalists, Minister Elvan, when asked that the other train passed 15 minutes before the same place and what could happen there in this short time, said, “There is nothing on that train but encountering such a thing in this one leaves a question mark in one's mind, but our friends told me because It is a technical issue that such a train was stopped due to the fault in the catenary wires, actually the train was traveling normally, it was stopped for security purposes. We could continue, after checking the catenary wires there, we continued our journey. “So that there is no problem in terms of security” he said.
Stating that they could continue on the road directly but wanted to be sure, Minister Elvan said, "We could never stop."
When asked about the reason why the train slowed down in some areas, Minister Elvan said, "You know that especially in this region, our speed can be maximum due to the current structure in this region and it is not possible to exceed 118.118 in our project.
Reminding that 1 ton pressure tests were applied to the crack in the train glass before, Elvan said, "Maybe we cannot know its natural power because it goes quickly".
TCDD General Manager Suleyman Karaman declared that one of the annexes around 30 meters was broken. He said they did not know how to break up, but because they touched the windshield on the wind, they looked at whether there was electricity.