94 Progress in Ankara Sivas YHT Studies; Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, who made a presentation in the Parliamentary Plan and Budget Commission, reported that they have invested a total of 17 billion pounds in railways in the last 137,5 year.
Turhan gave information about the investments in railways, 2009'dan High Speed Train (YHT) started to operate, as well as the new line construction of existing conventional lines renewed said.
Turhan, "2020 YHT sets in the year by preparing an efficient operating model, primarily by traveling on the Ankara-Istanbul line by express flights will shorten the travel time by half an hour." He said.
Turhan stated that they emphasize the liberalization of the railways and said that they aim to increase competition and increase the share of railways in passenger and freight transportation.
Turhan pointed out that there was an increase in freight transport with the renewal of the main lines.
Turhan pointed out that the share of private sector freight transportation on the railway approached to 11 this year, and that freight transportation would increase both with electricity and signal projects and the transportation costs would decrease.
Turhan said that Ankara-Sivas YHT line has achieved physical progress in 94 percent in infrastructure construction works. Thus the railway travel time will decrease from 2020 hours to 12 hours. ”
Turhan, Ankara-Izmir high-speed railway construction work continues in all sections, said:
“We aim to complete the Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar section at the end of 2021 and the Afyonkarahisar-İzmir section at the end of 2022. We will reduce the rail travel time between Ankara and Izmir from 14 hours to YHT and 3 hours to 30 minutes.
56 kilometer Bursa-Gölbaşı-Yenişehir section 73 percent progress in infrastructure work. With the completion of Bursa-Yenişehir between 2022 at the end of 2023, both Ankara-Bursa and Bursa-Istanbul will be approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.
Minister Turhan, Halkalı The 153 kilometer Kapikule- which will be constructed with the support of IPA of Kapikule High Speed LineÇerkezköy the construction of the sector continues, Halkalı-Çerkezköy said that the tender process is continuing.
Turhan stated that the first freight train traveling from China to Europe using Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and Marmaray lines traveled the 11 thousand 500 kilometers of railway route in a day. that it is better understood.
Turhan said that TCDD produced the towed and towed vehicles locally and nationally with its 3 affiliate. We aim to accelerate our national and national railway move with the Rail Transportation Technologies Institute we have established..