EGO General Directorate Transportation Planning and Rail System Department took action between Ankara Metro Ulus-Sıhhiye Stations for rails with high wear levels and not renewed for 25 years. Thanks to the 320-meter rail change that started with the complete closing process, the speed of the Metro will increase from 65 km per hour to 80 km along the route.
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality took the worn rails in Ankara Metro to close marking.
EGO General Directorate Transportation Planning and Rail System Department, which accelerated its work prioritizing passenger safety, started to replace worn out international track rails with new ones in order to provide uninterrupted and comfortable travel to the citizens of the Capital.
COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FOR 25 YEARS OF RAILS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN DRIVEN
EGO General Directorate took action to replace the 25-meter-long rails between Ankara Metro and Ulus-Sıhhiye Stations, which have been found to have reached the highest level of wear and have not been renewed and changed for 320 years.
While the Department of Transportation Planning and Rail System prioritizes the work due to the curfews planned for the summer months but applied during the full closure process, the team of 25 continues its renovation works at night.
Providing information about the rail change works on the line, Metro Operations Branch Manager Yurtalp Erdoğdu said:
“We are replacing the worn rails between Ulus Station and Sıhhiye Station. During the periodic controls on the route, especially the abrasions on the rails are carefully monitored. As a result, we make the decision to replace the rails that have reached a critical level of wear and make business planning. Generally, we carry out these activities without interrupting the flights, within the time periods that our passengers will not be victimized. During the full closure period, we decided to change the rail of 320 meters. We plan to complete this in 6 days. In the works here, the whole team is our own personnel, and the equipment is our own equipment. The work we do entirely with our own resources. As a result, we aim for our passengers to travel more comfortably and safely. "
TRAVEL TIME ON THE NATIONAL-SIHHIYE ROUTE WILL BE SHORTENED
Thanks to the replacement of the worn rails on the Ulus-Sıhhiye line, the current speed on the route will increase from 65 km to 80 km from now on.
The rail renewal work, which will save time and shorten the travel time of the passengers, is planned to be completed by May 14 with the acceleration of the metro services.