Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, "commissioned thousand 213 kilometers of high-speed train line has so far moved about 40 million passengers." He said.
Under the program of Usak Izmir - Ankara High Speed Train Project Banaz - Esme Line Site Minister who made observations in the field Arslan, officials received information about the work done in the project.
Arslan told reporters at the construction site that the high-speed train campaign they launched throughout the country was successfully reported.
“About 40 million passengers moved”
Arslan shares information about the passenger capacity of the existing high-train lines, bin The commissioned thousand 213 kilometers of high-speed train line has so far moved about 40 million passengers. ”
Minister Arslan, Ankara-Eskisehir-Istanbul, Ankara-Konya high-speed train lines outside the country with all high-speed high-speed train network stating they want to knit, said:
“Within this scope, our high-speed train project that will reach Manisa and İzmir via Ankara-Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar-Uşak is in progress. Our existing conventional train line between Ankara and Izmir is 824 kilometers long, and we will reduce this to 624 kilometers by high speed train. The part from Ankara to Polatlı is already ready, we will extend the road to İzmir by making 508 kilometer line after Polatlı. 35 tunnel with a total length of 43 kilometers between Polatli and Izmir will be 22 viaducts with a length of 56 kilometers, 100 million cubic meters of excavation 50 million cubic meters of filling. When the project is completed, the journey between Ankara and Izmir, which lasts 14 hours, will be reduced to 3,5 hours. 25 progress has been achieved in the works of the line from Polatlı to İzmir. ”
Polatlı-Uşak section completed at 2019
Referring to the importance of the Ankara-Izmir high-speed train project, Arslan pointed out that the project's Polatlı section will be completed by the end of 2019.
They work with determination to achieve the goal until Turkey's 2023 Armstrong, Butler stressed high-speed train will Considerable progress.
Inda When the project is completed, there will be 1,5 hours between Uşak and İzmir and 2 hours between Uşak and Ankara. Infrastructure and superstructure works are going on gradually along the route. We are contracting superstructure from Polatlı to Eşme in November. In addition, we will carry our existing 14 kilometers of railway line out of the city center. In other words, we will turn the railway into a ring road in Uşak. This line will continue parallel to the high speed train line, we will shorten the 47 kilometer route to 47 kilometers and reduce it to 12 kilometers. With the new 35 thousand square meter logistics center we will build, the amount of cargo handled 140 thousand tons will now increase to 250 million tons. ”