Commerce Newspaper columnist Seda Gök wrote about the railway investments of our country. We are sharing the article of Gök, who penned the investments made in the railway, ongoing projects and railway targets.
THERE IS THE SUMMER
According to the 2017-2018 data of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, we have invested TL 2017 billion in railways in 8,4. This figure will be 2018 billion TL in 14,2. Our total railway length has reached 12.608 km. Last year, 28 moved tons of cargo. 20 locomotive, 589 freight wagons are rented to private train operators. YHT flights increased by 30 percent. The total passenger transported to YHT is 36,8 million and this figure is aimed at 2018 million passengers in 7,7.
We also started the production of new generation national freight wagons. Eighth Logistics Center entered service in Kahramanmaraş. 5 is under construction. Mersin is completed. Erzurum is ready for opening. 1,2 million m2 Kemalpaşa logistics center 1. The rest continues. 11 thousand 395 km of the total 10 thousand 515 km conventional railway was renewed as of the end of this year. 7 was the number of YHT and HT routes under construction. These; Ankara-Afyonkarahisar-Uşak-Manisa-İzmir and Ankara-KırıkkaleYozgat-Sivas High Speed Train Lines with Bursa-Bilecik, Konya-Karaman-Niğde (Ulukışla), Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye (Toprakkale), Osmaniye-Gaziantep (Akçagöze), Sivas -Erzincan (Sivas-Zara section) HT Lines…
The 405 km Ankara-Sivas YHT line is expected to start test drives towards the end of the 2018 year and to start passenger transport in the first half of the 2019. 2017 meter tunnel and 18.230 meter viaduct were completed in 9.260. Most importantly, the liberalization of railways and opening up to competition were ensured. 5 has received the train operator license. In 2018; 1.222 conventional freight wagons will be produced in TÜLOMSAŞ and TÜDEMSAŞ. TÜVASAŞ will produce 11 DMU train sets. TÜLOMSAŞ aims to produce 20 DE locomotives.
On the other hand, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. by 28,1 million tons of cargo. 990 km railway line will be completed. Başkentray will be put into operation in February 2018. In 2018, a total of 12 million passengers are targeted. Samsun-Kalin line will be completed. In total, construction of 1.300 km long railway line will be started. The tender for the construction of the 3.458 km railway will be launched. 3.354 km railway will be completed. Project preparation works for 3.032 km railway line will start.
The 1.622 km line is aimed at completing signaling construction works. Electrification works will be completed on 1.637 km line. Electrification and signaling of 507 km line will be started. All this process, the most important of great importance for Turkey aiming to become logistic bases in its territory Turkey Logistics Master Plan is scheduled to be completed.
In short, as we said in the 10th Anniversary March, 'We are knitting with iron nets from all over the Motherland'
Source: Ticaret Newspaper