Minister Turhan emphasized that they have been acting with the fact that since the first day as a government, the transportation infrastructure has been the main element that has developed and transformed all living spaces as a government, at the press conference on "Distance and Targets in 17 Years in Railways" organized by the General Directorate of TCDD.
Turhan stated that human beings have entered into new, economic, social and cultural relations with every development in transportation, from the invention of the wheel to the discovery of the locomotive, from the production of the first car to the technology of aircraft. Turhan reminded that the railway route of 1856 thousand 1923 kilometers, built from 4 to 136, was inherited by the Republic, and pointed out that the railway move slowed down after 1950.
Railways the 2003 state policy into bringing what and Turkey Turhan explained that they have implemented successive projects will move into the future, "we are on duty for 17 years, we have invested more than 767,5 million pounds in the transport and access infrastructure." used the expression.
Turhan underlined that they will continue their railway investments in line with the 2023 targets, “We will reach the length of 5 kilometers by completing our new 509 kilometers new line. We will continue to move forward safely into the future. ” he spoke.
Turkey, in 2009, opened the service of the Ankara-Eskisehir line with the high-speed train (YHT) to meet stating, fast and modern travel services 7 Turhan stating they reach 40 percent of the province and the country's population, up to date with the YHT 53,1 million passengers gave the information that he was traveling.
“We ensured that the kidnapped train was caught with YHT”
Turhan stated that the citizens have caught the “missed train” with YHT in the past 60 years, “Our railways have started to live their golden years as in the first years of the Republic.” found the assessment.
Expressing that they have renewed all of the intact railways for centuries and made them signalized and electrified, Turhan said that in 2003, they increased the length of the signal line, which was 2 kilometers, that is 505 percent, by 23 percent to 155 thousand 6 kilometers, and the works continued at 382 thousand 2 kilometers. .
Minister Turhan stated that in 2003, they increased the length of the electric line, which was 2 km, that is 82 percent, by 19 percent to 176 km, and the works continue at 5 km. Turhan stated that they aim to complete the 753 km long Ankara-Sivas high-speed train line in the second quarter of this year.
“We will strengthen the competitiveness of business people”
Underlining that they aim to increase the rate of electric and signal lines to 2023 percent by 77, Turhan said, “We have also started to offer combined transportation opportunities to our industrialists with road, rail and sea access. used expressions.
Turhan explained that when the planned 25 logistics centers are completed, they will provide the sector with 72,6 million tons and 4,1 million TEU additional transportation opportunities, and will provide 16,2 million square meters of container stock and handling areas. We will open the logistics centers of Mersin (Yenice) and Konya (Kayacık), whose construction has been completed, this year. ” used expressions.
Turhan pointed out that Kars and Izmir Kemalpaşa logistics centers continue their construction works, and that the Sivas logistics center, the contract of which was signed, will start construction this year.
Turhan said that they will add power to the competitiveness of business people by connecting the organized industrial zones, which they call the black ports, with iron networks.
Turhan said that they will make a total of 38 kilometers of connection lines for 36 OIZs, private industrial zones, ports and free zones and 294 production facilities in the coming period. said.
Turhan, 10 ports and 4 piers, including a total of 85 kilometers of railway connections, expressing Filyos, Çandarlı, as well as 7 ports, including major ports will make rail connections.
“We are putting Milli EMU on the tracks this year”
Turhan also stated that KARDEMİR AŞ started the production of high speed rail at international standards as domestic. Turhan gave information that they have used 770 thousand tons of rail with domestic facilities and used them in fast and conventional lines.
Turhan, Ankara-Eskişehir YHT line, while the domestic rate of 55 percent, infrastructure, superstructure, electrification, signaling and telecommunication construction work reached 90 percent of the domestic level, he said.
Explaining that the production of National Hybrid Locomotive prototype has been completed within TÜLOMSAŞ, Turhan stated that they have become the 4th country in the world that can produce diesel and battery powered hybrid locomotives as a prototype.
Turhan, within the scope of the National Signaling Project 622 kilometers of line section began to work on the installation, said:
“Within the scope of the National Train Projects, we continue the production of the National Freight Wagon, whose concept, design and prototype production are made with completely local facilities, at TÜDEMSAŞ. The local rate of the National DMU sets produced in TÜVASAŞ reached 60 percent. As part of the National EMU project, we established an aluminum body manufacturing factory in TÜVASAŞ. This year, we are putting Milli EMU on the tracks. Within the scope of the National Train project, we continue to work with the Industry Cooperation Project to provide 94 high-speed train sets to support the national production of high-tech subsystems. ”
Explaining that they are making efforts to make the entire transportation and access infrastructure disabled-friendly, Turhan said that 1200 people with disabilities have benefited from the Orange Table Service, which was put into service at the end of last year.
Sinan İbiş, the President of Medical Tourism Association, said that they aim to bring people with special needs to every point of life and increase national awareness with the protocol of Barrier-Free Transport and Barrier-Free Life Project to be signed today.
Following the speeches, the protocol was signed by TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, TCDD Transport General Manager Kamuran Yazıcı and Sinan İbiş.