Speaking at the Highways Regional Managers Meeting, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, "About 60 million passengers have been transported on our YHT lines so far." Reminding that they made railways a state policy again and started the Railway Reform, Minister Karaismailoğlu continued his speech as follows.
"We opened our first project in 2009 with the work we do today YHT line from Ankara-Eskisehir, Turkey, the world's eighth, it has become the sixth European high-speed train operator. Ankara-Konya and Ankara-Istanbul YHT lines, which were put into service after the Ankara-Eskişehir line, also made the high-speed train service an indispensable transportation service for our people. So far, approximately 60 million passengers have been transported on our YHT lines. "
“We are currently implementing very important and big projects in terms of High Speed Train. Ankara- Sivas High Speed Line, Ankara-İzmir High Speed Line, Bursa-Yenişehir-Osmanaeli High Speed Line, Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Line, Mersin-Adana-Gaziantep High Speed Line, Kapıkule-Çerkezköy Our construction works continue on a total of 3515-kilometer high-speed train line, including the High Speed Train Line and the Sivas-Erzincan High Speed Line. We are approaching the end on our Ankara-Sivas line. We are doing our last tests. As of June, I hope we will bring all our citizens together with the Ankara-Sivas YHT line. "