Minister Arslan: "YHTs carried 40 million passengers"

Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Arslan: Reported that the high-speed train mobilization they started across the country continued successfully. Arslan said, “About 213 million passengers have been carried to date on the 40 km high-speed train line put into operation.” said.

Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, who examined the Izmir - Ankara High Speed ​​Train Project Banaz - Eşme Line construction site within the scope of the Uşak program, received information from the authorities on the work done on the project. Explaining to journalists at the construction site, Arslan stated that the high-speed train mobilization they started throughout the country continued successfully.

Sharing information about the passenger capacity of the existing high train lines, Arslan said, "About 213 million passengers have been carried to this day on the high-speed train line of 40 kilometers put into operation." said. Minister Arslan stated that they want to weave the entire country with high-speed train network, except Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul, Ankara-Konya high-speed train lines, and said: “In this context, it will reach Manisa and İzmir via Ankara-Polatlı- Afyonkarahisar-Uşak. our high-speed train project continues. Our existing conventional train line between Ankara and Izmir is 824 kilometers long, we will reduce it to 624 kilometers by high-speed train. The part from Ankara to Polatlı is already ready, we will extend the road to Izmir by building 508 kilometers after Polatlı. There will be 35 tunnels with a total length of 43 kilometers between Polatlı and İzmir, 22 viaducts with a length of 56 kilometers, 100 million cubic meters of excavation and 50 million cubic meters of filling. When the project is completed, the journey between Ankara and Izmir, which takes 14 hours, will decrease to 3,5 hours. 25% progress has been achieved even from Polatlı to İzmir.

Polatlı-Uşak section is okay in 2019. Touching on the importance of Ankara-İzmir high-speed train project, Arslan pointed out that the project's Polatlı -Uşak section will be completed by the end of 2019. they are trying to reach Turkey's 2023 target until decidedly Armstrong, Butler said the high-speed train will Considerable progress.

Arslan said the following. “When the project is completed, it will be 1,5 hours between Uşak and Izmir and 2 hours between Uşak and Ankara. Infrastructure and superstructure works are continuing along the route. We are making the superstructure tender from Polatlı to Eşme on 14 November. Apart from that, we will carry our existing 47 km train line that goes through the city center. In other words, we will turn the railway into the ring road in Uşak. This line will continue parallel to the high-speed train line, we will shorten the 47-kilometer road by 12 kilometers and reduce it to 35 kilometers. Uşak will have a logistics center of 140 thousand square meters, and a logistics center carrying 250 thousand tons of cargo per year. ”



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