Başkentray will be at the end of the year: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, 20 June 2017 organized an iftar program which was attended by members of the press in Ankara Kule Restaurant on Tuesday.
Arslan answering questions of the press after the Iftar, gave information about the investments in railways.
”TCDD and AYGM Working Together“
In the railways sector, the General Directorate of TCDD and the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments are working together. Arslan underlined that the two institutions in the railway sector have a total of 11,3 billion pounds.
Arslan, High-Speed Train (YHT) and high-speed train (HT) by giving information about the work, 1213 km YHT line of business administration, the construction of a total of 3 thousand kilometers of railway line is continuing, he said.
Countdown in Baku-Tbilisi -Kars
Noting that a great distance has been covered on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, Arslan said, “We are able to operate trains at the end of June and the beginning of July, but a landslide occurred on the Georgian border. Therefore, their business was extended for 3 months. By the end of August and the beginning of September, when they finish there, we will be completely finished and ready to operate the diesel train. " said.
”Ankara-Sivas YHT Line is Ending in 2018“
Speaking about the progress made in the ongoing YHT projects, Minister Arslan said that the Ankara - Sivas High Speed Railway Project is continuing and that the 2018 is the end of this line.
He stated that all the sections of the Ankara-Izmir High Speed Railway were tendered, that the Bursa-Bilecik HT line was continuing and that the line was opened in 2019.
Konya-Karaman-Ulukisla, Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep high-speed train line continues to work without slowing down, said Minister Arslan. Uz We work in Aksaray-Ulukışla Niğde Yenice Mersin line. Again, our goal here is to connect Ankara, Konya and Karaman with Ulukışla to Adana and Mersin, and from Kayseri to Nevşehir and Aksaray to Konya-Antalya. we will bring. Another project of Sivas in the direction of Elazığ-Malatya, the project is still working. "
Arslan continued his speech on the following projects: These are Ankara-Kırıkkale-Çorum-Samsun and Erzincan-Trabzon. In addition, the project preparation work on the YHT, HT lines continues, at the end of this year, we will be able to complete the projects in the 2622 km. To mention the major ones of these projects, between Kayseri and Yerköy, Halkalı-Kapikule, Gebze-Sabiha Gokcen Airport-Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, then the rate Halkalıto go to Europe will be connected to the line, hatta he said
Ze BAŞKENTRAY Year-End, Gebze-Halkalı Line Opens in 2018 Hat
Arslan, who added that Ankara was completely renewed and will be in service at the end of the year, also gave information about his recent works in Istanbul. We work there very quickly. Especially from Gebze to Sogutlucesme with the help of Marmaray Halkalı di The projects are going to connect very intensively, N he said, and 2018 finally gave the good news that this line will be opened to service.
Arslan, the second line of Tepeköy-Selcuk in Izmir, the work will be completed by the end of this year, he said.
Renewing Untouched Lines
Referring to the renewal of the existing railway lines, Arslan said, Mevcut We also work on conventional lines. We are renewing the conventional lines and making them both electric and signaled that we will increase the efficiency of transportation much more hat.
Logistics Center Projects
Speaking about the logistics centers that speeded up their production in our country recently, Arslan said, Erzurum We said we are doing a new Logistics Master plan study, but we have started the logistics village work and in this sense we will have completed the logistics centers of Kahramanmaraş, Erzurum and Mersin in this year. Ül
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, at the end of his speech Etimesgut YHT Maintenance Complex is ready to open to service, he said.