From Istanbul to Sivas with YHT in 5.5 Hours

Ankara-Sivas High Speed ​​Train Project's First Rail Run was held at a YHT construction site in Yerköy (Yozgat).

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ and Minister of National Education İsmet Yılmaz attended the ceremony hosted by Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Mr. Ahmet Arslan.


Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ emphasized that the Turkish nation prays, supports and helps whoever puts a stone on a stone, and drew attention to the fact that there are only 66 km of tunnels within the scope of the project. Bozdağ said, “We are building so many tunnels in just one line. These are done with money, they are done with projects and sweat. " said.

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ, who also touched on the localization efforts in railways, said, "With the permission of Allah, we will take our nation and state forward with these local steps. he spoke.


Transport, Shipping and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, the scope of the Transportation Master Plan Strategy 2023, declaring 2053't and to be where in 2071 they drew a road map for the request for Turkey to be able to access a head a start, they make reach drew attention. Arslan said, "While doing this, we started the project by saying that Kırıkkale, Yozgat and Sivas should have high-speed trains." said.

Arslan stated that from 2002 to 2016, one thousand 805 kilometers, that is an average of 134 kilometers of railroads per year, was built, “The amount of railroads currently under construction is approximately 4 thousand kilometers. We are working on 3 thousand 967 kilometers. If we were to complete it in 4 years, we would have covered an average of one thousand kilometers a year. Between 1950-2003, we can finish 52 kilometers in 945 years, and an average of one thousand kilometers a year. This country has become the leading country in terms of countries that use and operate high-speed trains. " found the assessment.

In the context of the modernization of the existing railroad, Arslan said that the 11 395 10 515 kilometer and XNUMX km were renewed and modernized.


Arslan, previously stated that fields abroad become Turkey's rail produces rails in Karabük, he continued:

“We have come to meet the rail need of our country from our country. This is another indicator of our satisfaction. While doing these, we are working on the 870 kilometer high-speed train line, we are working on the 290 kilometer high-speed train line. We work on a conventional line of 807 kilometers. These are new studies. The tender processes of the thousand 318 kilometers road continue. We have 6 thousand 200 kilometers of railway work that is in the project phase. We are doing a total of 15 thousand 500 kilometers of construction, tender and project work. The railway that our country has in 80 years is 11 thousand kilometers. You can compare it. "

Arslan, who stated that he was working between Ankara, Eskişehir, Konya and Istanbul as a high-speed train, will finish Konya-Karaman this year and put it into service, and then, after completing the works in the project, Ankara-Kırıkkale-Yozgat-Sivas will be tested in the next year. that they will start and complete the tests within 2,5-3 months and aim to open it in 2019.

Arslan is Istanbul-Europe HalkalıPointing out that the tender processes of the Kapikule line continue, he said, "When we do that, Yozgatli, Sivasli, Kirikkaleli will be able to go to Europe by high-speed train from here."

Explaining that they are working on the Ankara-Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar-İzmir line and this line will be completed in 2020, Arslan will go to Central Asia, China by using the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line, which will also go to Erzincan, Erzurum and Kars. He said that it would be accessible by train.


Minister Arslan stated that 29 million cubic meters of 25 million cubic meters of filling in the Ankara-Sivas High Speed ​​Train line has been completed and high-speed train stations will be found in Elmadağ, Kırıkkale, Yerköy, Yozgat, Sorgun, Akdağmadeni, Yıldızeli and Sivas.

“Travel times are one hour from Ankara to Yozgat, one hour from Yozgat to Sivas, namely Sivas-Yozgat-Ankara two hours, 3,5 hours from Ankara to Istanbul, in 5,5 hours, Istanbul. will be able to go to. Yozgatli will be able to go to Istanbul in 4,5 hours. In the past, these were not imagined. We were going from Yozgat to Ankara in 5 hours, now we will go from Yozgat to Istanbul in 4,5 hours. The project costs about 9 billion liras. ”

Indicating that the length of the project is 393 kilometers, Arslan said that the total length of the project was 405 kilometers from Ankara to Sivas with the inclusion of Başkentray.

Arslan, 66 km. 49 54 28 km of the length of the 52 tunnel, 18 completed by explaining the 609 bridge-culvert, 216 sub-overpass, 108 million cubic meters of million cubic meters of 100 million cubic meters of the completion of the said.

UDH Minister Ahmet Arslan, the project will be done in a year, all will be done, 2-3 months to do the test, and will be put into service before the second half of next year, thanked those who contributed to the project.


Stating that they saw the top of Ankara-Sivas High Speed ​​Train line between Ankara and Yozgat by helicopter, Minister of National Education İsmet Yılmaz said, "We saw that many epics were written in places where caravans do not pass, birds do not fly." said.

Minister of National Education İsmet Yılmaz said, “I thank these heroes in your presence. Truly an epic is being written. Turkey's longest viaduct, the tallest viaduct, the tunnel back to the tunnel, viaduct behind the viaducts, give more peaceful our people from Ankara, Yozgat, our people peace, in a comfortable way from Ankara to come to Sivas. After that, I hope he will go to Erzincan, Erzurum, Kars, Baku and Beijing. He spoke.


TCDD General Manager at the ceremony İsa Apaydın2003 in the mobilization launched in the 85 billion pounds until today, and the country's most important projects carried out within the scope of re-iron and knitting works, the Ankara-Sivas YHT project, said the beginning.

Apaydın, Ankara, Kirikkale, Yozgat and Sivas provinces of the project will do next door to each other, he said.


Apaydın, who explained that the line of 393 km between Kayaş-Yerköy-Sivas has a tunnel, viaduct and art structures exceeding approximately 100 kilometers, revealed the difficulties in the execution of the project. We are making efforts. gay

Apaydın, within the scope of the project, according to the 250 km / h operating speed, dual-line, electric and signal new railway construction works within the scope of the infrastructure so far 86 progress has been made by giving information, demiryolu The superstructure of the project, Kayaş-Yerköy and Yerköy-Sivas consists of two stages, including. ..

TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın. For the first time in the technical specifications of the rail, traverse, connecting elements, tracing wire and porter wire from the materials to be used within the scope of the superstructure works of Ankara-Sivas YHT Project, which we will start with the first rail paving,-he said.

After the speeches, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan and Minister of National Education İsmet Yılmaz and TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın Ankara-Sivas High Speed ​​Rail line was the first rail.

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