From China to Turkey Speed Train Project: China will start from Xinjiang 6 thousand-kilometer-long high-speed railway line in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Turkey will extend.
First of all, a geopolitical compromise between Central Asian countries is essential for the realization of the giant project that will reach Europe via Istanbul.
For the Chinese government to extend to Turkey from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region sacrificed speed train line 150 billion dollars. China's largest manufacturer of locomotives and wagons CSR chairman Zhao Şiaoyang, will start from Xinjiang 6 thousand kilometers of high speed rail line in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Turkey would extend.
Speaking at the China Daily, Zhao said the line that requires a total investment of 150 billion dollars could be put into service at 2020 and could be completed at 2030. Zhao described the line as the 'New Silk Road' and said that the cruise speed would be 200 per hour for passenger trains and 160 per hour for freight trains.
It is known that the Beijing administration has given priority to the project, which the Chinese experts call the 'Iron Silk Road', and is ready to be open to financing. However, the realization of the giant project that will reach Europe via Istanbul, first of all, it is necessary to achieve a geopolitical compromise between the Central Asian countries. In addition, numerous financial and technical problems related to the project must be overcome.
RAILWAY IS IMPORTANT
China, which has the second largest economy in the world, makes nearly half of its foreign trade with 4 trillion dollars with Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. But this trade is largely dependent on maritime routes. Beijing's management attaches first-class strategic importance to the railway project, particularly because of the potential risk of maritime disputes, including the US.
China and its neighboring neighbors Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam have sovereignty problems, including the risk of hot conflict, and these problems are getting serious day by day.
YHT LINES IN TURKEY
Turkey at the moment 212 355 kilometer kilometer Ankara-Konya and Eskisehir-Konya high-speed train lines serving. The 3.5 high speed train line, which is planned to be opened between Ankara and Istanbul is expected to open in July. Ankara-Eskişehir section of 11 kilometers of Ankara-İstanbul YHT line of 533 kilometers was put into service at 245.