Samsun-Sivas Kalın railway line, which has been modernized by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and aimed to carry 3 million tons of cargo annually, will give a new impetus to logistics transportation in the north-south corridor.
Which is one of Turkey's first railway line and Samsun-Sivas railway was opened in 1932 after 83 years of service was closed on September 29, 2015 transportation to be modernized. After the 5-year hiatus, the modernization works were completed and the line was opened again.
The signal system of the 378 kilometer line, completed in accordance with the EU standards of infrastructure and superstructure works, has been modernized. The capacity of the line will increase by 50% as a result of the renovation works.
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, who has traveled with the modernized line, made statements from his teitter account. İhsan said, “We have completed our train journey that started in Artova by using the 431 km long Samsun-Kalın railway line, in Yıldızeli, where we have completed its modernization! Our modernized railway line will give a new impetus to logistics transportation in the north-south corridor. ” used expressions.
What was done in Samsun-Sivas Railway Modernization?
40 historical bridges were restored as part of the modernization of the Samsun-Sivas Kalın line. With the project, the infrastructure of the railway was renewed with a floor improvement of 6.70 meters in platform width. The rail, traverse, ballast and truss superstructure of the line was changed by making improvements in 12 tunnels.