New High Speed ​​Lines Planned to be Opened

Opening planned new high-speed train lines: the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Director Süleyman Karaman, High-speed train (YHT) said daily average they carried 15 thousand passengers, "Since the opening of the Ankara-Istanbul line we carry 650 thousand passengers. Of course this will increase in the future. "There are 7 more trains that we are bidding on the production line and we are going to tender 80 more."

Karaman, Konya-Karaman-speed train line in the world as a country that continued construction anlattı.türki eighth, while taking sixth place in Europe.

Currently, passenger transportation is continuing on 4 lines, consisting of Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Ankara-İstanbul, Konya-Eskişehir.

In addition, construction works for Ankara-Bursa, Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-Afyon-Izmir high-speed train lines continue.

Apart from saying that built a second line immediately adjacent to the existing line of the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Director Süleyman Karaman, at the time the speed of these trains they plan to increase to 200 kilometers, said they start from Konya-Karaman.

Stating that the construction is continuing on the Konya-Karaman line, Karaman noted that the projects of the high-speed train lines in Ulukışla, Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep were completed and they were in the tender stage. Mostly, Ankara-Bursa, Ankara-İzmir and Ankara-Sivas are under construction as planned. The study is planned to be finished in 2017, 2018 and 2019 ”.

Istanbul-Ankara line passes through Bolu

"Is there a project about the Istanbul-Ankara line passing through the Bolu section?" Karaman said, “It is a region that has been on the agenda with the name of speed railway line since 1980, but it is really a very mountainous region and a very difficult region for train construction. Project work is ongoing, but there is currently no investment program. It is the shortest way to connect Ankara to Istanbul, but it is a very difficult region. That region is very mountainous or tunnel or viaduct, but despite all this, our Ministry continues its project work but has not been included in the investment program yet. ”

“We use the latest technology in terms of security”

Süleyman Karaman stated that YHTs are transportation lines using the latest technology in terms of security, and continued as follows:

“Conventional line only between Gebze and Köseköy. Train speed does not exceed 110 kilometers there. So this is not a high-speed train line. Signalization studies are continuing here, but signaling works on high speed train lines are over. There is a lot of work done to start a high-speed train in a country. First, the contractors will say 'we did this job, it is suitable for business'. Then the consultant who controls it will say 'appropriate'. Later, with a commission decision created by TCDD, 'there is no problem in high speed train operation' report will be issued. Then, we get our certificate from the organizations that give certificates for fast train work in the world and we do high-speed train work on the lines where we get the certificate.

We also are making more of a process in Turkey. We also receive a report from universities. Therefore, after making sure its safety and security is 100 percent, high speed trains are opened. We don't have any trouble right now. Only signal systems were built between Gebze and Köseköy, there are tests. Those tests continue, that region is not the high-speed train line, it is the conventional line. ”

650 thousand passengers moved

TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman stated that 12 trains are operating on the YHT line, they are working on Ankara-istanbul and Ankara-Konya lines, and they carry around 15 thousand passengers daily on the Ankara-Istanbul line, and they have been serving around 650 thousand passengers since its opening. this will increase in the future. "There are 7 more trains that we are bidding on the production line and we are going to tender 80 more."

Karaman stated that they conducted a customer satisfaction survey, 90 percent of the passengers were very satisfied, 9 percent were satisfied, and 1 percent had some minor dissatisfaction. “Those who were not satisfied reported their complaints about more staff or the locations of the stations. We are also working on them. ”

Noting that there is no problem for YHTs regarding prices, there is no place in trains due to demand, Karaman said, “There is no such thing as lowering the prices further. Zam “There is no discount, we think it is that good”.

"Train will depart from Halkalı to Romania-Bulgaria after New Year's Eve"

Stating that there are trains operating on the Iran, Bulgaria and Romania line on international lines, Karaman said, “Since we have road works between Istanbul and Edirne, we take the train on the Romania-Bulgaria line to Edirne by bus, but it is very short. zamWe will start those flights from Halkalı at the moment, after the New Year, ”he said.

Karaman stated that efforts are underway to connect Organized Industrial Zones (OIZ) to the train line, to make train routes for all the OIZs that the train can go to, there are lines connecting to about 350 industrial establishments and they continue to work in line with the demands of the industrialists.

“The station section in Haydarpaşa will be used as a station again”

“There is a joint planning made by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD regarding other units. It is now the Privatization Administration. When we say Haydarpaşa, our people understand the Haydarpaşa building. Not only that, but a renovation project of the section from Harem to Kadıköy is being done, but the station part of the Haydarpaşa building will remain as a station. We made development plans for protection in other sections. Work continues on other projects. There is a project to improve the suburban lines so that citizens can get on the train from Haydarpaşa, our contractors are working with it, hopefully our goal is 2015, but it depends on the work, we think that at the end of 2015 may be in 2016. "


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