The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M. Cahit Turhan stated that the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train (YHT) Project, which will reduce the travel time between Ankara and Sivas to 12 hours, to 2 hours, has achieved 94,74 percent physical progress in the infrastructure, “Ankara-Sivas YHT Project is planned to be completed and put into operation in 2020 until the Ramadan Feast. ” said.
Minister Turhan, said in a statement, Asia Minor on the Silk Road route that connects the Asian countries, one of the major axes of the railway corridor Ankara-Sivas YHT project approaching the end of the step by step approaching, Yerköy and Sivas in the speed-gaining work between the 100 kilometer, he said.
Yerköy-Kırıkkale between the start of the rail work and the 8 kilometer section has been completed there, transferring Turhan, said the work is accelerated further.
Turhan, 405 kilometer line, 66 kilometer-long 49 tunnel structure, drawing attention to the 27,5 kilometer-long 53 viaduct, 611 bridge and culvert structure, 217 units under and overpass said.
Pointing out that the total art structure is 930, Turhan said, “In this project, approximately 110 million cubic meters of excavation was carried out. Filling was produced in 30 million cubic meters. ” shared his knowledge.
Minister Turhan said, “12 percent of physical progress was achieved in the infrastructure works of the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Project, which will reduce the travel time between Ankara and Sivas from 2 hours to 94,74 hours. The superstructure electrification and signalization telecommunication systems of the project continue. Overall physical progress was recorded at 7,72 percent in Kayaş-Yerköy and 28,72 percent in Yerköy-Sivas. 222 kilometers of single track rail laying has been completed. ” he spoke.
“Test drives will begin at the end of this year”
Minister Turhan emphasized that the infrastructure works have been completed to a great extent and said that the viaducts and tunnels will be completed in the coming months.
Turhan also explained that test drives will be started on this line near the end of this year, “Then we aim to open this line to traffic in stages. The project is planned to be completed and put into operation until the Ramadan Feast. ” said.
Mentioning that high speed train is an important service provided to our nation during the AK Party rule, Turhan said, “We are one of the 6 countries in Europe and 8 countries in the world in this field. In the previous years, we brought the Ankara-Istanbul line and the Ankara-Konya line to high-speed train service. I would like to thank everyone from this worker to his engineer, from his technician to the project engineer. Our President is at the head of these services. We are working to achieve the 2023, 2053 and 2071 goals that it shows. Our goal is to serve our nation. To offer him the quality and standard of life he deserves. ” made evaluations. (UAB)