Making a statement about the agenda in the special broadcast of TRT Haber, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, "We will start mass production of our national and domestic high-speed train in 2023".
"Currently, there is a 3 thousand 500-kilometer high-speed railway line construction"
Karaismailoğlu: “We have a project all over Anatolia. We also have ongoing projects. We continue to pursue our jobs. Even though the vehicle traffic increased by 160 percent with the help of making the roads safe and comfortable, there was an 80 percent reduction in traffic accidents. Thus, we saved the lives of 11 thousand citizens a year. Our highway investments continue within the scope of the Master Plan. Railway is very important to us. After the 1950s, almost no investment was made in the railway. We have completed the electrification and signaling of 1213 percent of the 12.800-kilometer railway network, which currently has 50 kilometers of high-speed railway line, and our work continues for the other part. We will also commission the Ankara-Sivas high-speed and 102-kilometer Konya-Karaman high-speed railway lines very soon. The Karaman-Mersin-Adana-Gaziantep high-speed railway line, which is under construction, is a very important line in terms of both logistics and passengers. We will bring high quality, comfortable and fast railway lines to all parts of our country. " said.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that it is very important to connect Organized Industrial Zones and ports to the main railway network as logistics lines, and stated that the construction of the 3 thousand 500-kilometer high-speed railway line is continuing.
"We will start mass production of our national and domestic high speed train in 2023"
Underlining that they attach great importance to the national and localization of rail systems and vehicles, Karaismailoğlu said, “Our domestic and national train works continue. We will start domestic and national train production. Within the scope of our national and domestic train works with a speed of 225 kilometers, we will start mass production in 2023. We had a lot of trouble in metro cars in Istanbul. We had difficulties in procuring, maintaining and repairing vehicles from foreigners. We will build our own national and domestic train, and we will support our private sector in this regard. “He spoke.