Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, "Turkey is the country most railway construction ongoing position after China. Our goal is to finish approximately 2023 thousand 11 kilometers of high-speed and high-speed train lines in 700 and connect 42 provinces of the country. ” said.
The UIC World High Speed Railroad Congress and Fair, which is organized for the first time this year and will last for four days, started on 08 May 2018 with the participation of Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications at Congresium, Ankara Chamber of Commerce.
"As Turkey is a transit center location"
Arslan, in his speech at the opening; As Turkey's position in Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea is the intersection of the area where the basin, this region's social, Turkey is the cultural and economic fabric, he said he defined as the natural center of Europe and Asia.
Historic Silk Road, Turkey's in the heart of the position, 3-3,5 hours of flight, no pointing Arslan geography to reach the air in approximately 60 countries, the country's east-west and expressed that the most important central countries of the north-south axis.
Arslan, road and rail corridors, Asia-Europe connection of drawing attention to the most important transportation options, Turkey's high-speed railways and the railway industry should be stressed that the global supply of characters.
Arslan emphasized that he considered the congress as a platform for the determination of the needs of this geography and the sustainable sharing of the techniques and applications of high-speed railway technologies. He said that important outputs of the congress would be taken when sharing information on sustainable and competitive operations.
Mal 50 railways neglected throughout the year is now a state policy “
Arslan, Turkey considers important to the extent indispensable for the railways have been neglected for 50 years Recalling that Turkey After 2003 this issue has become a state policy, and said the investment was made.
Railways Arslan providing information about the investments made so far in Turkey it said it carried 40 million people with high-speed trains.
Reminding that the Ankara-Sivas high-speed train line is planned to be completed in the next year and the Ankara-İzmir high-speed railway line in two years, Arslan said, "Thus, we aim to complete one of the most important axes of the railway corridor connecting Asia Minor and Asian countries on the Silk Road route." he spoke.
“Work is continuing on the 11 thousand 582 km railway line”
HalkalıStating that the tender processes are continuing on the 230-kilometer high-speed train line from Istanbul to Kapıkule, Arslan stated that they will finish the work of bringing the suburban lines in Istanbul to the metro standards and building another line for high-speed trains at the end of the year. Therefore, Ankara - Istanbul High Speed Trains up to Pendik Station will also enter Haydarpaşa Station, which is the railway symbol of Istanbul at the end of the year.
Arslan, Gebze-Sabiha Gökçen Airport-Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge- 3rd Airport- is the second corridor in Istanbul that will serve the increased load movement between Asia and Europe.Halkalı stated that the final stage in the preparation of railway construction project.
thousands of high-speed rail line in operation in Turkey, 213 kilometers to reach that expresses Arslan, the construction of 3 thousand 798 kilometers of railways, construction of the 11 thousand 582 kilometer rail line, said it took the tender and project preparation work.
'21 has been commissioned from the 8 logistics center, the construction of the 5 is continuing “
Arslan, around the country as the buyer eg with high-speed train network and the country stressing that they connect with both sides of the railway network, Turkey's Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and told intercontinental would reinforce the bridge with the high-speed train line.
Explaining that they have implemented logistics villages that can provide all the services needed by the logistics sector, Arslan noted that 21 of the 8 planned logistics centers have been put into operation, 5 of them are still under construction, and others are at the project stage.
“The goal is to make all lines electric and signaled”
Arslan, they refresh the railway network in Turkey, 90 percent, said they had increased 100 percent electric and signal lines, continued as follows:
“Our goal is to make all our lines electrical and signaled on the way to 2023, thus maximizing the operational efficiency we have obtained from the railway sector. Simultaneously, considering the regional market for the formation of the railway industry in our country, we have made significant progress in establishing industrial facilities with the private sector and starting production. ”
Arslan pointed out that Sivas, Adapazarı and Eskişehir are gained the “railway industry city” identity, Arslan stated that they have created the infrastructure to produce national high speed train in Eskişehir, national electric and diesel train sets in Adapazarı and national freight wagon in Sivas.
”15 has invested 18.5 billion euros in the railway sector over the years“
Arslan pointed out that the total investment in the railway sector in the last 15 year is 18,5 billion euros, highlighting the fact that it has spent 4,7 billion euros for high-speed rail projects and the 715 million for the fast rail projects.
Emphasizing that the number of provinces served by high-speed trains directly to 7, covers 33% of the population, Arslan said:
“By 2023, we will invest another 39 billion euros in the railway sector. We planned approximately 80 billion euros, 31 percent of this amount, for high-speed and high-speed railway projects. With our new lines to be opened, we will connect all over our country with high-speed and high-speed train lines. ”
Indicating that the rate of high speed trains being preferred due to travel time, speed and comfort is 73 percent, Arslan said that the satisfaction rate is over 99 percent.
Arslan pointed out that the number of passengers carried by rail on the Ankara-Eskişehir line increased from 8 percent to 72 percent with YHT, and emphasized that 66 percent of the total passenger travel between Ankara and Konya with YHT.
"Turkey is the largest railway construction in our country after China"
After China, Turkey's most railway construction Arslan underlined that found in the ongoing country, the objectives of 2023 about 11 thousand 700 kilometers, finishing high-speed and high-speed train line, reported that the country is to connect 42 provinces to them.
Arslan, expected to reach 2023 million in 87 expressed that they aim to bring together the fast train, 77 percent of Turkey's population, determination, said they would continue to serve with the understanding of the way.
After cutting the opening ribbon, UDH Minister Arslan visited the stand opened by TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. and received information from the company officials and used the YHT simulator in the stand.