Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu visited Sorgun High Speed Train Station with Vice President Fuat Oktay. Karaismailoğlu, “On the Ankara-Sivas YHT line; New stations are planned to be built in Yozgat, Sorgun, Yıldızeli and Akdağmadeni. It is aimed to complete the new YHT Station in Yozgat, whose construction has begun, by the end of the second quarter of 2021.
Minister Karaismailoğlu came to Yozgat to hold a series of contacts with Vice President Fuat Oktay. Visiting Sorgun High Speed Train Station, Karaismailoğlu stated that the works on the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Project are also about to be completed; “The superstructure and EST construction works are continuing, and 725 kilometers of rail laying has been completed. With the completion of the project, the travel time between Ankara and Sivas will be reduced from 12 hours to 4 hours at the first stage and to 2 hours afterward.
“In 2023, we will increase our railway network to 16 kilometers.”
Pointing out that Turkey is a country that dominates the Iron Silk Road from China to Europe, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We started the 'Railway Reform' in 2020 by taking these efforts to the next level. In 2023, we will increase the rate of railway investments to 60 percent and our railway network to 16 kilometers. I sincerely believe that we will achieve our goals with this reform, which was initiated to produce vehicles that will operate on the railways and domestic and national technologies for railway modernization, to expand our line capacity, to make service-oriented, smart and value-added transportation.”
“Ankara-Sivas travel time will decrease from 12 hours to 4 hours at first, and then to 2 hours.”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the works on the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Project are also about to be completed; He stated that the superstructure and EST construction works are continuing and the 725-kilometer rail laying has been completed.
“With the completion of the project, the travel time between Ankara and Sivas will be reduced from 12 hours to 4 hours at the first stage, and then to 2 hours. In addition, on the Ankara-Sivas YHT line; It is also planned to build new stations in Yozgat, Sorgun, Yıldızeli and Akdağmadeni. Yozgat new YHT Station, the construction of which has started, is aimed to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2021. Infrastructure works in Kayaş-Balıseyh section continue. In the Balıseyh-Yerköy-Akdağmadeni-Sivas section, the infrastructure, superstructure and electromechanical system works were completed and the loading tests were also completed. In January 2, the first performance test of the Ankara-Sivas YHT line was successfully completed. While each of our provinces turns into a strong economic center thanks to regional development; Employment will increase, work and food will reach every household.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who will also inspect the Sorgun Nation's Garden within the scope of his visits to Yozgat, will then visit the AK Party Sorgun District Presidency. Afterwards, Karaismailoğlu, who will receive a briefing from the authorities about Yozgat Airport, will then visit the Yozgat Governor's Office. Karaismailoğlu will attend the Mayors' Meeting from here, and finally, he will visit the AK Party Yozgat Provincial Presidency and meet with the organization.