Speaking at the General Assembly Meeting of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, extending the standards of railroads in every corner of the country by increasing the level of service and traffic safety, stating that the neglected railways for years, put the focus of re-transportation policies reported.
Turhan stated that transportation and communication investments will play a locomotive role in reaching 2023, 2053 and 2071 as they directly or indirectly affect the development of other sectors.
Until today, the transportation and communication infrastructure investment amount of 537 billion pounds, which is part of the 100 billion liras of the public-private sector was carried out in cooperation with the Turhan, large and small 3 thousand 510 said they are in an effort to complete the project.
Turhan reminded that they have implemented huge projects such as Marmaray, high-speed train lines, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, and the number of passengers carried on high-speed train lines reaching a thousand 213 kilometers near 45 million.
”ELECTRIC AND SIGNAL LINE IS CONTINUING İN
Turhan, who said that the cities expanding around it became almost suburbia of each other thanks to the high speed trains, said:
“In order to reduce transportation costs and reinforce the feature of being an environmentally friendly type of transportation, our electric and signal line move continues. We have increased our electric line length to 5 kilometers and the signal line length to 467 kilometers. A topic called signaling is constantly being discussed. In the last 5 years, we have increased the signal line length on our railways over 746 thousand kilometers to 12 kilometers. It provides 9 train transportation services per day with its signaling system and 5 trains with train officers in our railways. ”
Stating that they have also realized domestic and national production mobilization on railways, Turhan said, “We started to produce railway vehicles with national design for the first time. In freight transport, we attach special importance to logistics centers with connection points. We put 21 of the 11 logistics centers we planned for regional development into service. We aim to increase the share of railways in freight transportation with our connection lines to load centers such as mining sites, factories and organized industrial zones. We are making this investment in cooperation with our industrialists. ” said.
Turhan, Kuyubasi-High Speed Train Station and High Speed Train Station-Etlik City Hospital lines for the tender and survey work on the project continues, saying:
“We offered Marmaray in Istanbul, Egeray in İzmir and Başkentray in Ankara to the service of our people. Gaziray construction works continue in Gaziantep. To date, the number of passengers traveling in Marmaray has exceeded 300 million. Gebze, a continuation of Marmaray-Halkalı We are planning to put our improvement of suburban lines into service in the first quarter of 2019. So high-speed trains Istanbul Halkalıwill serve up to. With the opening of this line, 13 lines from 16 stations will be integrated and approximately 6,5 million Istanbul residents will have the opportunity to travel comfortably and safely. Gebze will benefit from more than 1 million passengers a day.Halkalı will decrease to 115 minutes. ”
9 billion pounds for the maintenance and repair work on the railways, 26 thousand bridges and culmination of the axle pressure 22,5 tone is removed, Turhan said, all of the wooden and iron sleepers in all lines of concrete sleepers were made.
Giving information about Yerköy-Kayseri High Speed Train Project, Turhan said, “With the completion of 142 km long Yerköy-Kayseri High Speed Train line, Kayseri will join the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train line over Yerköy and join our country's high speed train core network. Our project work has been completed. Following the procurement of financing in 2019, the tender will be launched. ” he spoke.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan noted that the investigations on the cause of the train accident in Ankara on 13 December 2018 continued in many ways.