Halkalı-Kapıkul Railway this year is to tender: Maritime Transport and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, Turkey 3 will bring together two of the largest city in the Ankara-Izmir YHT Project, the construction contract made the cut having said, in 2019 the wish to complete the Ankara-Izmir YHT line they expressed. Pointing out that High Speed Train projects are continuing as well as YHT projects, Minister Arslan stated that construction works continue between Konya-Karaman and Adana-Gaziantep in Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla-Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep high-speed train project, and that Konya-Karaman line is continuing until the end of the year. He said they planned to put it into service. Arslan stated that the tender process of the Sivas-Zara line, which is the first part of the Sivas-Erzincan high-speed train project, whose tender process is ongoing, continues, and the works continue from Yerköy to Kayseri.
Will extend to Kars
Pointing out that they are aiming to integrate the YHT line with the high speed train until Kars, Arslan said, “HalkalıWe will also tender the YHT, which goes to Kapikule, Europe. We will connect the main spine from Edirne to Kars, which connects the main spine to Samsun, thus bringing the Black Sea together with the high speed train. We'il have to bring him down to the Mediterranean. We continue our YHT projects both on the east-west axis and on the north-south axis. Hem
Istanbul to Edirne
Minister Arslan will be integrated to the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line.Halkalı Recalling that they experienced serious problems in the improvement of suburban lines within the scope of the Railway Project, he said: In order to be able to use the suburban trains from Pendik to Ayrılıkçeşme and from Kazlıçeşme HalkalıThe construction work on both sides of both the European and the Anatolian side has accelerated. We had problems with contractors in the project which will serve 1 million passengers per day which is the continuation of Marmaray in a place like Istanbul. These problems have been fixed and studies continue in full swing. 2018, at the end of this work with a YHT from Sivas, Marmaray under the sea using the Halkalıto go as far as. "
'Iron Silk Road' is also important for the east
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, also known as the "Iron Silk Road", will play an important role in the economies of the provinces of the region, especially Kars, which is among the Attraction Centers covering 23 cities in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia. did. The highlight of the region from Beijing to become one of the most important centers of the Silk Road extending London Arslan, Turkey and the whole of Central Asia, the Caucasus and Asia to European countries makes it easier to reach a corridor said they have created. Arslan pointed out that after the completion of the Baku-Kars-Tbilisi connection, there will be an international transportation potential that will reach 50 million tons annually with the uninterrupted rail transportation between Europe and the Caucasus, and noted that when the line is commissioned, it will have a capacity of 1 million passengers and 6,5 million tons of cargo. Arslan pointed out the importance of the project in terms of attraction cities such as Kars, Ardahan, Iğdır, Ağrı, Erzurum, Erzincan, Gümüşhane and Bayburt.
High speed train to Samsun
Minister Arslan, who also made evaluations regarding the Samsun-Çorum-Kırıkkale High Speed Railway Project, said that the project, which is included in the investment program, will be Samsun-Merfizon (95 kilometers), Merzifon-Çorum (96 kilometers), Çorum-Kırıkkale (95 kilometers). He stated that it consists of 3 line segments. Arslan stated that all three sections have completed their study projects this year, and the final project tender processes continue. Arslan stated that the construction process will begin after completing the final projects of the Ankara-Samsun high-speed train project.