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.
Minister Turhan stated that they have built high speed train lines suitable for 200 kilometers hours in which freight and passenger transportation can be carried out together with high speed train lines and added, “In this context, Bursa-Bilecik, Sivas-Erzincan, Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla-Yenice-Mersin-Adana, Adana- Osmaniye-Gaziantep, a total of 626 kilometers of high-speed train lines and 429 kilometers of conventional railway construction work continues. We will move to high-speed train management at the end of May by completing the 423-kilometer Konya-Karaman section of the 102-kilometer Konya-Karaman-Mersin-Adana high-speed train project, which will enable the transfer of cargo from Konya, Karaman and Kayseri to Mersin Port faster. In addition to our ongoing projects, survey and project studies have been completed in a thousand 491 kilometers. 6 thousand 434 kilometers of the project preparation work continues. Thus, we continue construction, tender and survey-project works on a total of 13 thousand 21 kilometers of railway line. ”