Transport and Infrastructure Minister M.Cahit Turhan, Ankara-Istanbul YHT line Pendik-Halkalı He said that will be opened in the first quarter of 2019.
In his statement, Turhan reminded that there are high-speed train services on Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Konya and Konya-Eskişehir-Istanbul lines, which were put into service as Ankara-based, and stated that 40 percent of the country's population lives on these routes.
Pointing out that the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line still serves up to Istanbul-Pendik, Turhan said, “Pendik-Halkalı Hopefully, we will open the service in the first quarter of 2019. Thus, passengers can continue their journey in Pendik without getting off the fast train. Likewise, this trip can be made on the Konya-Istanbul line. ” said.
Emphasizing that the Ankara-Sivas YHT line, which is under construction, is planned to be put into service at the end of next year, Turhan said, “Line series started. While the infrastructure works are completed to a great extent, the superstructure works continue. Works are carried out quickly in places with tunnels and viaducts. We did not slow down on the high-speed train. ” used the expression.
Pointing out that the works are continuing at full speed in the Ankara-İzmir YHT Project, Turhan noted that they plan to put Ankara-Uşak into service in 2020 and that the section up to İzmir will be put into service at the end of 2020 or early 2021.
Turhan, Konya-Karaman-Yenice, Mersin-Adana, Osmaniye and Kahramanmaraş, linking that the Gaziantep train continues the construction of high-speed train and construction work. and even our works continue. Likewise, Niğde, which will be connected to Samsun, Delice, Aksaray to the southern port, will connect the ports of Samsun and İskenderun over Mersin. Along with these lines, project studies continue on the Erzincan-Trabzon line. ” she said.
“GERMAN AND CHINESE ARE ABOUT FAST RAILWAY PROJECTS”
Reminding that the knowledge and experience of the Germans have been used in the country's railway infrastructure since the Ottoman era and a significant part of them have been built with them, Minister Turhan underlined that the locomotives and wagons, sometimes called train sets, were imported from Germany from time to time. Turhan said, “Now our national railway industry has improved significantly. We produce a significant portion of them in our country, even those we use on conventional lines. We have bought 7 sets of high speed trains from Germany to date. The German company received the tender for the last 10 sets of YHT sets. After the agreement was signed, the sets started to be produced. ” said.
Germans and Chinese, speed railway in Turkey, emphasizing that they are interested in the project Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, obtain financing on the subject of the work of the Transportation and Infrastructure with the Treasury and the Ministry of Finance shared his continued that information with the joint venture.