With rail buses running between Konya and Karaman, the quality of speed has increased: Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan stated that the project works for the construction of the 67rd and 3th road on the 4-kilometer line on the Adana-Mersin corridor have been completed and said, “We aim to be completed in 2017. There are currently 52 rail buses between Adana and Mersin. "This will increase even more with the construction of the 3rd and 4th roads."
Elvan, AA correspondent, said that in the province of Adana within the boundaries of both passenger and freight services in order to be able to continue efficiently and effectively in the period of AK Party governments 495 million pounds were invested, 2014 38 thousand thousand pounds more than 785 for rail investments and leave 8 said the million 287 was achieved in a thousand pounds.
Giving information about important electrification and signaling projects, Elvan stated that the development of both Adana and the region will accelerate with the big projects to be implemented in the upcoming period.
Explaining that they aim to complete the signaling and electrification of the existing railway network by 2016, Elvan said, “In the Boğazköprü-Yenice, Mersin-Toprakkale Signalization Project; In the first place, we will commission the Boğazköprü-Yenice line section. “With the completion of the railway projects included in the GAP action plan, Adana's national and international railway integration will be strengthened”.
Stating that the project of making the Kayseri-Mersin-Adana-Toprakkale line with electrification was put into practice in order to accelerate the access of Central Anatolia to Mersin Port and to increase the line capacity, Elvan stated that the construction of this project continues.
- Road renewal and 3 from Adana to Mersin. and 4. road construction
Elvan, Konya-Karaman, Karaman-Ulukışla-Yenice-Mersin-Adana axis is renewed and this increases the quality of freight and passenger transportation.
Emphasizing that passenger and freight transportation between Adana and Mersin is increasing day by day, Elvan said, “The project works for the construction of the 67rd and 3th road on the 4-kilometer line on the Adana-Mersin corridor have been completed, and we aim to be completed in 2017. There are currently 52 rail buses between Adana and Mersin. "This will increase even more with the construction of the 3rd and 4th roads."
- 40 minutes from Konya-Karaman and 2 hours in Ankara-Karaman will be 25 minutes
Ankara-Konya YHT connection between Ankara and Adana in order to switch to the high-speed train operation between Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla-Adana to the current speed of the 200 km-speeding to make the double-dialing Elvan, said:
"Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla-Yenice-Adana high-speed train project, which is the first phase of the project and is still suitable for a speed of 120 km / h between Konya-Karaman, 65 kilometers, where speeds of maximum 102 km / h for passenger trains and 200 km / h for freight trains, Projects have been prepared and started to be constructed to make it double-line, electrical and signaled. The entire route will be covered by constructing 200 level crossings, 73 underpasses and 13 overpasses on the current route, which can be built at a maximum of 23 km / h. Travel time between Konya and Karaman will be 1 minutes with Diesel Engine Train Sets (DMU), which is 13 hour 40 minutes. Ankara-Karaman will be 2 hours and 25 minutes. Passenger transportation between Ankara and Adana via Ankara-Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla is provided in a shorter time via YHT due to the increase in speeds on the route, the shortening of travel times, while it is important in freight and passenger transportation between Istanbul-Eskişehir-Afyonkarahisar-Konya-Adana-Mersin. increase will be provided. "
Karaman-Ulukışla-Yenice, Mersin-Adana-Incirlik-Toprakkale-Bahce-Nurdag-Gaziantep high-speed railway, Gaziantep-Aleppo high-speed railway, Akçagöze-Başpınar Variant, Mürşitpınar-Şanlıurfa, Nusaybin-Cizre-Habur speed railway projects are reminded that the investment program Elvan, Kayseri-Ulukisla, Nurdagi-Kahramanmaras, Nurdağ-Narlı-Malatya, Narlı-Akçagöze said that the fast railways will be included in the investment program.