Sivas-Samsun, Turkey's first iron railway line was opened, one of the road after about 5 years of work to modernize.
The 12 km long line between Sivas and Samsun, which is located within the boundaries of TCDD 2015th Region, which was closed on 4 June 378 and the infrastructure and superstructure standards were raised, was reopened. The renewal work of the line in question has the highest grant funded project feature among non-European Union countries.
Within the scope of the renovation works, even signaling and telecommunication systems were installed and 48 historical bridges were restored and 30 bridges and 54 XNUMX culverts were rebuilt.
A contract was signed at EUR 85 on 15.06.2015 for the modernization of the line section between Kal - Samsun, which was 258.799.876,70 percent of the European Union Grant Fund, and for the construction of the signaling. With the increase in discovery, infrastructure and superstructure were completed within the scope of the project of 350.517.620,10 EUR and signalization works were completed.
The Governor of Sivas Salih Ayhan visited the Kalin Station due to the continuing of the High Speed Train (YHT) at the central station of Sivas, where the passenger traveled the freight train from there.
Speaking to members of the press here, Governor Salih Ayhan said that the whole world is struggling with a global epidemic. Noting that life continues despite the epidemic, Governor Ayhan said, “Production conditions are working rapidly. We will witness one of the concrete examples of this today. Kalin-Samsun of the Sivas - Samsun line was taken into service in 2015. A very intensive work has been done for 5 years. As of today, it starts commercial flights. This line has huge gains, both commercially and socially. It has a very strong function as it has a connection to the Black Sea and it is a line that goes both to the east and south. This project; It is the project with the highest grant rate among countries that are not in the European Union. 85 percent of this was covered by the EU fund, 15 percent by our Ministry of Transport and TCDD General Directorate. Hence we look at zamthe moment is really a big number. We look at the cost zamit is obvious that the moment is a big project. " said.
“Significant Openings Will Be Held in 2020”
Emphasizing that Sivas is an important point in terms of the train line route, Governor Ayhan said, “I hope zamBy opening the same with a nice ceremony on the high-speed train, Sivas will have performed perhaps the biggest openings in its history in 2020. He is starting his first time. He's going to get loads from Turhal. This is the temporary acceptance phase in 2019 zamApproximately 1 million tons of freight has been transported so far. The target expects to carry 3 million loads annually. This is an extraordinary figure in freight transportation. Good luck. Let our state exist. I call your labor health. I demand an accident-free service. Sivas is one of the luckiest cities in this sense. It is extraordinary that only one project costs this much. It is the importance our state attaches to freight transportation. As you know, there are studies on YHT soon. It is not possible that it was not affected by the coronavirus epidemic, but it was slightly affected. But our feverish work continues at a rapid pace. I hope we will hold our ceremony together for YHT in 2020. " he spoke.
Governor Salih Ayhan then started the train journey by talking to TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun on the phone, and thanking him for his efforts and feverish efforts.
In the program; Provincial Police Director Kenan Aydoğan, Provincial Gendarmerie Commander İdris Tataroğlu, TCDD Acting 4th Regional Director Ali Karabey and other interested parties were also involved.