The groundbreaking ceremony for Gebze metro was held by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Karaosmanoğlu before the election. (Date 20/10/2018)
Tahir Büyükakın, who became the mayor after the elections, said “There is no delay regarding the progress of the subway” and presented the news that we handed over the “Metro Construction to the Ministry of Transport” as good news. (Date 8/8/2019)
Statement made; Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın made a statement to reporters about the Gebze-Darıca Metro Project. Mayor Büyükakın stated that the subway project, which costs about 5 billion TL, was transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and underlined that the cost to be spent on the project will be offered to the service of the citizens with this transfer.
So how does the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure work?
There are four high speed train projects currently underway.
- Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Project
- Bursa High Speed Train Project
- Konya-Karaman High speed train project
- Izmir-Ankara high-speed train project
Except for the Izmir-Ankara high-speed train project, the planned completion dates of the other three high-speed train projects are 2015, and there are no completed projects. Previously, the title on the TCDD website providing information about the progress of high-speed train projects has been removed.
When Will The Projects Finish?
Binali Yıldırım, the transportation minister of the period for the Ankara Sivas railway study, declared in 2010 that “No delay will start in 2015, high-speed trains”.
Current Status: In the latest statement made for Ankara Sivas high speed train project, the second quarter of 2020 was shown as a target.
Date: October 2012
Ak Party Deputy Mustafa Öztürk, To Be Completed In 2,5 Years
Stating that Bursa's 58-year-long train longing has ended with the high-speed train project between Bandırma-Bursa-Osmaneli, Mustafa Öztürk said that with the opening of the line, which is expected to be completed in 2.5 years, the high speed train travel between Bursa and Istanbul is 2 hours and 15 minutes, while Bursa-Ankara He reminded that it would be 2 hours and 10 minutes. Öztürk, who was also harsh on the allegations that the high-speed train project is not progressing, said, “The information about the progress of the project is very clear to us. High speed train is coming to Bursa quickly. Bursa will jump into an age with this project ”.
Disclosure Date: October 2019
Statement by Cahit Turhan “It is aimed to start test drives in 2022 in Bursa-Yenişehir and to complete the project in 2023. When the Bursa-Osmaneli HT Project is completed, transportation on both Ankara-Bursa and Bursa-Istanbul line will be approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. ”
Konya-Karaman High speed train project
The tender for the Konya-Karaman High Speed Line will be held first in December 2012. The tender was then postponed to January. The tender was held last March 11, 2013. It took almost a year to finalize.
The delivery period of the work is 1200 days, that is 3,5 years. It was said that the line would open in 2016 when it was auction.
Date: October 2019 Minister Turhan, according to his statement
“On this line, it is planned to complete the signaling works in 2020 and switch to HT management, which will go 200 kilometers per hour. With the completion of the project, the travel time on the Konya-Karaman line will decrease from 1 hour 13 minutes to 40 minutes. ” he spoke.
Metro Added to Unending High Speed Train Projects
Konya-Karaman high speed train project could not be completed although it is on flat land. The tender price is only XNUMX percent of the tender price of Gebze metro.
How accurate is it to present the project, which was transferred to the ministry, which could not complete the high speed train projects, as "good news" to the public?