Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made an examination at Sorgun High Speed Train Station in Yozgat, which they brought with Vice President Fuat Oktay on 5 June 2021 by high-speed train. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu said that they aim to increase their railway investments to 2023 percent and the railway network to 60 kilometers in 16.
Making a statement to journalists from Sorgun High Speed Train Station, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that railways have economic and strategic importance. Pointing out that the railway is safe and comfortable, Karaismailoğlu stated that significant investments have been made in this area for the last 19 years.
“National Mobilization for Railways Has Been Declared.”
“We are a country that dominates the iron Silk Road that dominates Europe from China.” Karaismailoğlu, who made his evaluation, stated that a national mobilization was declared to ensure the more widespread use of railways in freight and human transportation.
Karaismailoğlu noted that a 1213-kilometer high-speed train line was built and the conventional line length was increased to 11 thousand 590 kilometers.
Pointing out that all lines have been rehabilitated, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have increased our total railway network to 12 kilometers. We ranked 803th in the world and 8th in Europe in terms of high-speed train operation. In 6, we took this work to the next level and started the railway reform. In 2020, we aimed to increase the railway investments to 2023 percent and the railway network to 60 kilometers. We are making efforts to produce domestic and national technologies for railway modernization.” used the phrases.
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the travel time between Ankara and Sivas will decrease from 12 hours to 4 hours at the first stage and then to 2 hours after the completion of the project.
“Every Day We Are One Step Closer To Completing Turkey's Infrastructure.”
Explaining that Yozgat High Speed Train Station, whose works have been started, will be put into service this summer, Karaismailoğlu said: “We are getting one step closer to completing the infrastructure of the future Turkey in terms of human, cargo and data transportation. While every road we make connects our country with the world in every corner, we also increase our claim in global trade. We enlarge the business of our industrialists, pave the way for our tourism professionals, and give our farmers the vision to sell their products in the world market. As Turkey moves towards becoming one of the largest economies in the world under the leadership of our President, this infrastructure will be one of our biggest pillars. Thanks to regional development, employment will increase while each of our provinces turns into a strong center. Together, we will achieve the holistic development we aim for.”
When asked by a citizen when the train station in Yozgat will open after his statement, Karaismailoğlu said, “It will be fully opened in July at the latest. It could be earlier.” he replied.