Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan made a statement at the press conference regarding the “2018 assessment and 2019 targets” of the Ministry held at the Information Technologies Institution (BTK).
Ites We will improve our existing railway lines, improve their standards and increase their capacity. “
Turhan pointed out that the high-speed train is continuing in Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa, Sivas, Izmir, Adana, Mersin and Gaziantep and that they are planning to expand the high-speed train throughout the country. Referring to urban transportation, Turhan said, “We want to offer them a comfortable transportation infrastructure that they can prefer, especially with the urban public transportation systems we will make for transportation needs in business life. In other words, we will put the city subways in our big cities forward in our investment program. We will improve our existing railway lines, upgrade their standards and increase their capacity. We also need to electrify existing rail lines. ” said.
"Our goal is to be able to sing the anthem" We knit the mainland by four trains "in our 100th year."
Minister Turhan, transportation and communication services, as well as economic development, village-urban integration, cultural unity and balanced population distribution, such as providing social benefits, agriculture, tourism and industry is a strategic sector that constitutes the infrastructure, he added.
Turhan emphasized that the countries that do not have a healthy and adequate transportation and communication system can never be developed, and therefore they have invested 16 billion liras in a period like 537 years.
Emphasizing the length of the signal line on the railway by more than twice, 2 thousand 505 5 thousand 746 kilometers from the stress they have taken out Turhan, 2 thousand 211 kilometers, or even continued to work.
Touching on railway investments, "Our aim is to be able to sing the anthem" we knit the mainland through four trains in our 100th year. " Turhan said, Gebze-Halkalı Suburban Line will be commissioned this year, this year, the National Electric Train Set project work by completing the prototype of the national train sets planned to start production.
Turhan said that they will also start the production of Personnel Accommodation and Elevator Waste Wagons. TÜVASAŞ will produce 865 DMU train sets. TÜLOMSAŞ will produce 87 DE locomotives for the private sector, 22 electric and 5 hybrid locomotive for railways. Tender for 1 vehicles to be used in Istanbul New Airport Rail System Connection Lines and 1 vehicles to be used in Bakırköy (İDO) -Kirazlı Metro Line will be held this year. ” he spoke.
“Railways lines are operated after receiving a certificate from the International Railway Association.”
To the question about the train accident in Ankara, Turhan said that the railways do not have the chance to operate by the International Railway Association without obtaining a workable certificate.
Pointing out that there is no signaling infrastructure in this section, Turhan pointed out that there is a conventional system, and that 45% of the railway systems are currently in the field of signalization.
Turhan stated that the term “signal is indispensable” was identified with him, “We are operating the 6-kilometer railway line without signaling. When the signalization processes are finished at the end of this month, the Sincan side, which we operate as a high-speed train, will start to provide signals. Fast train will operate according to the operating system. Since there was no signal, it was not operated according to the high-speed train system. It was operated according to the conventional system. ” found the assessment.
The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, M. Cahit Turhan, who stated that the administrative investigation regarding the accident in question is continuing in detail, asked the question of when the signaling works on the line with the train accident in Ankara will be completed. will be completed by the end of March. ” she replied.