Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan said, “We are aiming to start the test drives in the March-393-kilometer-long Ankara-Sivas high-speed train line on the Buzai-Yerkoy-Akdagmadeni section and complete the project in the second quarter of 2020,” said Minister of Transport and Infrastructure.
Within the scope of Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train (YHT) Project, rail laying works in the direction of Yerköy-Sivas continue. While 87 percent of the work is completed in the rail laying works, the remaining parts will be completed in March 2020 and then test drives will begin.
Yozgat Governor Kadir Çakır examined the section where the rail was laid and received information from Mehmet Baser, the Construction Center Construction Project Manager. Yozgat Governor Kadir Çakır, who traveled about 40 kilometers with the regulator and DGS stabilazitor at the Yozgat Station, which is located in the Yozgat Divanlı District and whose construction continues, said that the work will be completed in March 2020 and test drives will begin.
The End of the Tunnel Appears on the Ankara-Sivas Line
Stating that the Ankara-Sivas YHT Project is a huge investment, Çakır said, “Yozgatli has been waiting for this investment for a long time. The tip of the tunnel is now visible. We started with slow, I hope we will get on fast. An investment of 13,2 billion pounds, I thank everyone who contributed. Rail layings are ongoing now. Rail was laid in Yerköy-Yozgat-Sorgun. It is also being furnished in Akdagmadeni district. 87 percent of the work is finished, and the rest will be completed in March 2020. Then test drives will begin. Yozgat is a city with many beauties, both geothermally and historically. It will make a great contribution to the promotion of our city and the formation of economic investments. This is not a situation that will end with narration. It's a huge job. I hope it is over, let's experience their beauty together. ”
Provincial Gendarmerie Commander Colonel Bilgihan Yeşilyurt and Provincial Police Deputy Director Soner Özyer accompanied Governor Çakır within the scope of the rail laying program.
When the project is completed, it will reduce Sivas-Ankara to two hours and Ankara-Yozgat to approximately one hour. Ankara-Sivas YHT Project, Sivas-Erzincan, Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars high-speed train lines will be integrated into the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.