Halkalı Forming one of the three pillars of the Kapikule railway line ÇerkezköyWith the implementation of the Kapikule line, the iron silk road will extend from Kars to Kapikule.
the TürkiyegazeteAccording to the news of Osman Çobanoğlu; "Iron Silk Road, connecting Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project is now in Turkey Çerkezköy- It is connected to EU via Kapıkule line. Halkalı-Kapıkule railway line will be realized within the scope of the project will be realized today Karaağaç Train Station. Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, as well as Violeta Bulc, European Union Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, will attend the ceremony.
275 MILLION EUR FUND WILL BE USED
Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Project, Halkalı-Ispartakule, Ispartakule-Çerkezköy ve Çerkezköy- It consists of three parts: Kapıkule. 155 kilometers ÇerkezköyThe construction of -Kapıkul cutting will be carried out with the co-financing of the EU and Turkey. In total, the EU fund 275 million euros will be used. Other parts of the 76 kilometer will be constructed simultaneously by the TCDD on a national budget. Upon completion of the project Halkalı-The double-track 231 kilometer route between Kapıkule, 200 km / h. At the speed, a high speed train line for passenger and freight transport will be built.
THE LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
The project in question, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure of the European Union-Turkey IPA II period, has the distinction of being the largest infrastructure project to be realized in the framework of financial cooperation. Turkey IPA funds allocated to the project IPA II period 8 percent of the total allocated funds, while the funds allocated to the transport sector accounts for approximately 74 percent.
SYMBOLIC VALUE HIGH
ranging from Istanbul to Turkey's border with Bulgaria güzergâhıyl Halkalı-Kapıkul the railway line at the same time he also symbolizes the binding of Turkey's EU geographically. It will provide the EU-Turkey-Asia rail link project, with a special attention to this aspect.