Turkey will be connected to each other by high-speed train lines after airports. Journeys that take 14 hours will be reduced to 4-5 hours. Loads will be transported by rail instead of land. TCDD General Manager Ali Ihsan Uygun shared the details of the projects “Weaving Turkey with iron nets” with the parliamentarians.
Turkey, which draws attention with its investments in the field of transportation in recent years, does not slow down. Turkey will be connected to each other by high-speed train lines after airports. Journeys that take 14 hours will be reduced to 4-5 hours.
BETWEEN ISTANBUL-ANKARA WILL BE SHORTENED BY 35 MINUTES
With the completion of the work on the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed railway line, the travel time between Ankara and Istanbul will be shortened by approximately 35 minutes.
ANKARA-SIVAS WILL BE 2 HOURS BY YHT
Test drives and certification studies of the Ankara-Sivas high-speed train line continue. When completed, the travel time, which is 12 hours, will be 2 hours by YHT.
2.6 THOUSAND KILOMETERS
Construction work continues on a total of 2,661 kilometers of high-speed train line and 357 kilometers of conventional railway lines.
NEW FAST TRAIN LINES
New high-speed train projects are planned to connect many cities. Thus, construction, tender and survey-project works continue on a total of 14 thousand 273 kilometers of railway line.
Certification of the National Signal System at SIL4 level will pave the way for it to become a Turkish brand and export abroad. The installation work of the system continues on a 750-kilometer route.
The target in 2023 is to produce 35% of the electricity that will be needed from renewable energy sources. In the first stage, it is planned to expand solar power generation facilities in suitable locations.
SURROUNDING THE WHOLE COUNTRY
New high-speed train projects such as Samsun Corum- Kirikkale, Antalya-Burdur, Isparta-Afyonkarahisar- Kutahya- Eskisehir, Antalya-Konya-Aksaray-Nevsehir- Kayseri, Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars, Gaziantep- Sanliurfa- Mardin, Sivas Cetinkaya-Malatya, Malatya-Elazig- Diyarbakir, Erzincan-Trabzon which will form the North-South and east-west new railway corridor were planned.
On a route of 1,891 kilometers, it has completed 3,719 kilometers of even survey project work. Construction, tender and survey-project works continue on a total of 14,273 kilometers of railway line.
NATIONAL ELECTRIC WAGON
TURASAS General Manager Mustafa Metin Yazar stated that the factory tests of the first national electric train set, designed and produced in international standards with a maximum speed of 160 kilometers, have been completed.
Yazar said, “Within the scope of the protocol, 15 sets will be delivered in 2022, 4 sets in 2023, and 56 sets in 2025. We broke new ground by winning the international tender opened by Gaziantep Municipality.”
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz