Backbone of Turkish Railways Connected to Two Continents

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Maritime Transport and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, Turkey's east-west rail corridor is the main backbone of the railways and Asia to connect both Europe Kars-Igdir-December Dilucu the study design works on the railway line, year end or 2019 announced that it will start at the beginning of the year.

Minister Ahmet Arslan, said in a statement, performing the world's largest transportation project tirelessly for 16 years, Turkey said they make accessible and accessible.

The history of the Republic of Turkey longingly expected by centuries-old Marmaray, the Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, Osmangazi bridge as many projects Arslan stated that they have implemented, "Our investments only make life easier for our people, has developed the trade of our country. Railways are very important as they encourage public transportation both for passengers and for freight. ” said.

“Kars-Iğdır-December-Dilucu Railway Project is very important”

Reminding that the Marmaray Project unites Asia and Europe under the sea so that the train will pass under the sea, Minister Arslan said:

“The Marmaray Project linked Asia and Europe. The project will be connected to Kars via the High Speed ​​Train Line. The missing link of Marmaray was to go from Kars to Central Asia and China. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway line is of great importance in terms of fulfilling this function. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, the shortest trade corridor linking China from Turkey to London, will allow the passage of Kars. "

Explaining that there will be a significant load flow from China, India, Pakistan and Iran to Kars Logistics Center and Europe and Turkish ports under construction, Arslan said, “It will connect the corridor of our country's East-West railways to Iran and Nakhchivan through Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway. Kars-Iğdır-December-Dilucu Railway project is very important in terms of load flow. ” he spoke.

“Millions of tons of cargo will be carried from this line”

Arslan recalled that the Kars-Iğdır-Aralık-Dilucu Railway Project line will be double-stranded at the 224 kilometer length and designed to meet the 160 speed per hour.

Explaining that this line will connect the Kapıkule-Edirne-Istanbul-Eskişehir-Ankara-Yozgat-Sivas-Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars railway lines to Iran and Nakhichevan over Iğdır, added:

“On the other hand, the railway connection of Iğdır, an important agricultural region, will be provided, and the feasibility of Sivas-Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars Project will be positively affected. Millions of tons of cargo will be carried over the Kars-Iğdır-December-Dilucu Railway line. The survey project of the project will start at the end of 2018 or at the beginning of 2019. Following the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and feasibility update, we will apply for the High Planning Council (YPK) immediately. ”

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line will connect Kars to Asia via Iran and the Kars-Igdir-Nakhchivan railway project Dilucu December, will connect Asia to Europe via Turkey through ICTA.

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