Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, high-speed train and high-speed lines of the provinces where the station and stations have a different touch, the projects are based on the cultural texture of these cities, they said.
Turhan stated that they continue their electrification and signaling works in order to reduce operating costs and provide high-capacity safe transportation in the lines.
Turhan said, “Thanks to our modernization efforts, when we compare the period between 1988-2002 and 2003-2018, we see a 77 percent decrease in the number of accidents in railways. We attach special importance to the establishment of a national and domestic railway industry and to link railways to production centers and ports. We establish logistics centers to increase the competitiveness of our businesses, to facilitate marketing opportunities and to make combined transport more active. ”
Turhan, pointing out that Turkey's fast train related materials to produce and use a significant portion of the national freight wagons with the National Electric and Diesel Train Sets said he continues to work to gain competitiveness at the international level.
The Minister also stated that the National High Speed Train Project has been continuing with the Industrial Cooperation Program and that they aim to complete 2023 kilometers of connecting lines by 294.
Minister Turhan stated that they have increased the freight transported by railways from 16 million tons to 32 million tons by developing infrastructure and management approach, while their support for urban rail transportation continues as the Ministry and in this context, especially in Istanbul, İzmir, Ankara, Konya, Kocaeli, Kayseri, Gaziantep, Bursa, Erzurum and Erzincan said that the rail system projects.