Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, High Speed Train gave information about the work. Minister Turhan, YHT test drives, up to a certain section of the test drive will begin in March, he said. Minister Turhan said, “We are aiming to start the test drives in March-March 393 on Bişeyh - Yerköy - Akdağmadeni section and to complete the project in the second quarter of 2020 on the XNUMX kilometers long Ankara-Sivas high-speed train line under construction.
Stating that they have built high speed train lines suitable for 200 kilometers per hour, in addition to high-speed train lines, freight and passenger transportation can be carried out together, Minister Turhan said, “In this context, Bursa-Bilecik, Sivas-Erzincan, Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla-Yenice-Mersin-Adana, Adana- We are also continuing the construction of a total of 626 kilometers of high-speed train line and 429 kilometers of conventional railway, including Osmaniye-Gaziantep. We will complete the signaling works in the 423-kilometer Konya-Karaman section of the 102-kilometer Konya-Karaman-Mersin-Adana high-speed train project, which will ensure faster transfer of cargo from Konya, Karaman and Kayseri to the Mersin Port, and we will switch to high-speed train operation at the end of May. In addition to our ongoing projects, survey-project studies have been completed in the 491 kilometer section. Project preparation works continue in the 6 thousand 434 kilometer section. Thus, we continue the construction, tender and study-project works on a total of 13 thousand 21 kilometers of railway line, ”he said.