The opening of the line, whose rehabilitation has been completed, was held with the participation of Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications. Karabük Zonguldak railway line was opened on 27.04.2016 with a ceremony attended by Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Binali Yıldırım. Karabük and Zonguldak Governors, Deputies, mayors, local administrators and our people attended the ceremonies held in Karabük and Zonguldak.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım; He said that the European Union (EU) supported approximately 550 million lira for the Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Railway Line Rehabilitation and Signalization Project.
Minister Yıldırım, at the opening ceremony of the project in the Karabük-Zonguldak section, stated that they came to Karabük for a good job, the land of fertility.
Karabük-Zonguldak train line was renewed, re-commissioned to express service, wished the line would be beneficial to the country.
When Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power themselves, "Railways of this state does not suit Turkey, this is my yenileyel" but that lightning was reported that renew 85 percent of all lines.
Yildirim expressed that the project in question to the EU to provide about 550 million pounds of support, "the EU and Turkey's full membership towards the most concrete of our progressive country with steady steps, one of the most significant projects, iron and steel and industrial capital was conducted between Karabük and Zonguldak. For this I thank the EU and the EU Delegation to Turkey. " he spoke.
European Union Delegation Counselor stating that François de Begeot railroad between Turkey and the EU strategic cooperation for the development of infrastructure were made, noting that the purpose of this investment decision is to facilitate the transport of cargo from Turkey to Europe.
TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın Stating that it is a historical day for the country, he said that 2012 percent of the cost of approximately 700 million lira of the project, which started in 85, was covered by European Union funds. He wished the rehabilitation of this important line would be beneficial.
After the speeches, Minister Yıldırım gave the start of the first train on the line. Minister Yıldırım and his delegation went to Zonguldak by special train. After the ceremony, Minister Yıldırım and his delegation departed for Zonguldak by special train. Yıldırım greeted the citizens in Filyos town and listened to their problems and demands. Addressing the citizens at Zonguldak Station, Yıldırım said;
Saying, “We drilled the mountains, we met with our nation like Ferhat,” Yıldırım said, “We divided the roads, united lives, hearts and nation. This is our word to say to the dividers. We divide the roads, but we never divide the homeland. We divide our bread, we do not divide our country, we do not bring our crescent and star flag from the skies. Everybody should know this. Until this scourge of terror disappears from the country's agenda, we will narrow the world to their heads. Everyone should know this. This nation should not forget that we will ask those who give advice to them from inside and outside. " said.
Filyos Port Project also talking about Lightning, Good luck to get auspicious. With this project, thousands of citizens in the region will have power. Together with this project, Zonguldak will make more contributions to the Karabük country's economy. These places will be blessed, ships will come, loads will be lowered and movement will increase.
There is a railway line from Zonguldak to Karabük and from there to Irmak. It was built in the 1930s. At that time, Great Atatürk started a mobilization on the railways after the foundation of the Republic. With the scarce possibilities of that day, they built these roads like digging a well with a needle. God bless them, but after that the railways were abandoned to their fate. But when we came to power in 2002, our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave us an order. What he says is, 'Railways are development, prosperity. So let's get the railways up again. Railways carry the burden of the nation. Nation should not carry the burden of railways' he said. We got that instruction.
Today, we rebuilt 11 percent of the 85 thousand kilometers of railroads left over from the first years of the Republic. We increased the amount of signal lines to 37 percent. We moved the amount of electric lines from 20 percent to 31 percent. These studies continue. "
We continue with High Speed Train from Ankara to Istanbul, Eskişehir, Konya and now Sivas and Izmir. Our goal is to connect our 2023 major cities, including Ankara, with high-speed train networks in 100, on the 14th anniversary of our Republic, thus realizing the path of hope and prosperity related to the railways, which is Atatürk's will. Turkey has become Europe's sixth largest country with a high-speed train company. It is the ninth in the world in aviation and the second in Europe. It has been the fifth in Europe in communication. This is what suits our country.
Yildirim said that Turkey's nobody to be hostility, "We're doing a nice project with the EU. It's not our only project here. We have three more projects like this. While we were doing this project with the EU, we made a very important contribution. 700 trillion was spent on this project. May it be nice. We do whatever it takes to make our people's lives easier, without delay. May Allah make our unity, brotherhood and vitality forever. If we keep our unity and solidarity strong, we will put their plans on those who have plans on this country. For him, always unity and brotherhood. " He spoke in the form.
European Union Delegation Counselor François Begeot if they expressed they shared the joy of the stand they and citizens on the railway track in stations and stops, "Turkey for the development of railway infrastructure and has made strategic cooperation between the EU." used the expression.
After the speeches, Minister Yıldırım and the members of the protocol cut the ribbon and opened the Zonguldak section of Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Railway Line Rehabilitation and Signaling Project.
Minister Yıldırım, then the train on the line gave the start of the movement.