Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made important statements by participating in the “Transportation and Logistics Master Plan – Transport 2053 Vision Launch” held at Istanbul Atatürk Cultural Center. Speaking at the program in which Metin Akbaş, General Manager of the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), was also present, Karaismailoğlu stated that an investment of 2053 billion dollars will be made until 198, and said, “High-speed train lines will become significantly widespread until 2053, our number of provinces connected by high-speed trains is 8.” will go from 52 to XNUMX.” said.
Karaismailoğlu said that they have adopted an integrated approach in all transportation and communication modes, and that they have built their investments in accordance with this approach in line with their master plans. “We have connected our Turkey village by village, town by town, province by province, region by region in 20 years. We were not satisfied with this and connected the world to Turkey.” Karaismailoğlu said, “They have offered huge services to the nation in 20 years. Karaismailoğlu said, “Just as we have not stopped until now, no one can stop us from now on. Again, our 30-year plans, prepared with the mind of the state, that will pave the way for our country, are ready. With the 2053 Transport and Logistics Master Plan, we will determine the bright future of our youth and the welfare of our nation today. We will do our best for this.” he said.
Karaismailoğlu stated that the necessary steps and strategies were put forward to create a competitive logistics sector in freight transportation, with the plan that they aim to offer the best alternatives for passenger transportation by considering all transportation modes with an integrated approach, and said that they focused on mobility, logistics and digitalization.
Karaismailoğlu explained that within the framework of this plan, they will contribute to the economic development of Turkey at a high level and that the country will have a more sustainable, safe, environmentally friendly, accessible, comprehensive, fast and technologically more innovative transportation sector with a new, fast and comfortable infrastructure. Emphasizing that this renewal process is focused on holistic development in the fields of transportation and communication and aims to integrate the world into Turkey, Karaismailoğlu said, “We will ensure integrity in transportation and logistics activities in order to become a pioneer country in transportation and logistics on a global scale and a leader in its region. We will increase fair access to transport services and raise the quality of infrastructure to the highest level. We will ensure efficiency and productivity in transportation and logistics and reduce costs.” said.
Reminding that the share of railways in freight transportation was 2019 percent and approximately 3,13 million tons in 33, Karaismailoğlu stated that they expect this figure to increase to 2023 million tons in 5, with a rate exceeding 55 percent.
Karaismailoğlu said, “We foresee that the ratio of the railroad in transportation will increase over 2029 percent in 11 and to be approximately 2053 percent in 22. Thus, the share of railways in freight transport will increase 2019 times from 2053 to 7. Again, we aim to increase the share of railways in international freight transportation by 10 times.” he said.
THE SHARE OF THE TRAIN IN PASSENGER TRANSPORT WILL BE INCREASED 6 TIMES
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu stated that they aim to increase the share of trains in passenger transportation by more than 2053 times in 6, and said, “Thus, we aim to decrease the rate of road transport in freight transportation, which will exceed 2023 percent in 71, by about 2053 percent in 15. These figures also mean a significant reduction in carbon emissions.” made a statement. Karaismailoğlu said, “We expect the number of passengers transported by rail to be approximately 2023 million in 19,5. We aim for this figure to exceed 2035 million in 145 and 2053 million in 269.” he said.
Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu pointed out that they have carried out reform works that will reflect on the world, not Turkey, and stated that they have increased the signaled railway line length, which is 2 thousand 505 kilometers, to 183 thousand 7 kilometers by increasing it at a record rate, by 94 percent. Noting that they have increased the length of the electric railway line, which is 2 thousand 82 kilometers, to 188 thousand 5 kilometers by 986 percent, Karaismailoğlu said: “We have increased our conventional line length to 11 thousand 590 kilometers. We built a thousand 213 kilometers of YHT line and 219 kilometers of high-speed train lines. We proudly carried our Turkey to the position of 8th in the world and 6th in Europe as the YHT operator country. By putting the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line into service, we provided an uninterrupted railway connection from Asia to Europe. We increased the length of the railway line, which was 2003 thousand 10 kilometers in 959, to 13 thousand 22 kilometers. We will increase this figure to 2053 thousand 28 kilometers in 590. We will transfer the load on the highways to the railways. We are aware of the importance of transferring the share of passenger and freight transport on highways to other transportation modes in order to make the most effective use of our country's potential and geographical superiority. Within this framework, we have given a special place to railways in the Transport and Logistics Master Plan. By increasing the share of railways in our country's transportation network in terms of passenger and freight transportation, we will increase the share of railways in passenger transportation from 1 percent to 6,2 percent, which is above the European average.”
THE NUMBER OF PROVINCES LINKED BY FAST TRAINS WILL INCREASED FROM 8 TO 52
Adil Karaismailoğlu, according to the Transport and Logistics Master Plan, until 2053, 6 thousand 196 kilometers of high-speed train lines, 474 kilometers of conventional lines, 622 high-speed train lines and 262 kilometers of very high-speed train lines, 8 thousand 554 kilometers of railway line. stated that they intend to complete Karaismailoğlu gave information about their plans for railways until 2053. Noting that in addition to the existing high-speed train lines, they will complete 2053 kilometers of the 622-kilometer high-speed train line to be completed by 546, Karaismailoğlu said: The number of provinces connected by high-speed trains will increase from 2053 to 8. The role of ports in Turkey is becoming increasingly important for integrating transport modes across the country, as well as connecting regional and international transport corridors from east to west and from north to south. In line with the Transport and Logistics Master Plan, approximately 52 million 2023 thousand tons of cargo was transported in 254, while this figure is planned to be approximately 343 million 2053 thousand tons for 420. While the number of port facilities is currently 978, it will be increased to 217 in 2053. With the Kanal Istanbul Project, which is included in the Transportation Planning Model as of 255, it is aimed to reduce the current ship chart in the Bosphorus and to increase the power of our country due to its geopolitical position.”
Noting that they have opened 13 logistics centers to operate so far, Karaismailoğlu said that this number will be increased to 26. Karaismailoğlu noted that they continue their investments to enrich all transportation modes in a planned way, and that they will continue to invest and work without slowing down.
After his speech, Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu took a family photo with the participants.