The foundation of Izmit Köseköy-Gebze High Speed ​​Rail Line was laid with the attendance of 3 Minister

The foundation of the Izmit Köseköy-Gebze line, which is the last section of the High Speed ​​Train Line (YHT) which will bring the Ankara-Istanbul train to 3 hours, is today the Transportation Maritime and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım, the Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bağış and the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergün. was taken with participation. Speaking at the ceremony, Binali Yildirim said that more investments were made on the highways and that it was aimed to carry 17 million passengers between Ankara and Istanbul.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Köseköy train station within the boundaries of the Kartepe District of Kocaeli. 9 tunnel 10 bridge, one of the most important crossing points of the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Line and the 22 bridge, will be constructed in the 28 kilometer section, where the 2 will be constructed as well as 56 culvert renovations as well as 3, She attended.

TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman made the opening speech of the ceremony, the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train (YHT) line with the completion of the two cities between the two cities 50 thousand passengers stated that they aim to move, the technical descriptions about the line found. Karaman also said that high-speed passenger tickets would be kept reasonable.


Transportation Speaking at the ceremony, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim, the railways in Turkey for the first time the EU IPA (Instrument for Pre-accession EU) funds will be used in this project, the contract price 146 million 825 thousand 952 euros Köseköy - the xnumx'lik chapter percent of Gebze line The 85 million 124 bin 802 will be covered by the European Union within the scope of the IPA.

When the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train Project, which is planned to be completed with the Marmaray Project, is launched, Binali Yıldırım said that the train journey of Ankara-Istanbul will be reduced to 2013 hours. Minister Yıldırım, demiryo they give great importance to the instruction of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, said that more investment is currently made from highways to railways. Lightning speech, "The development of this railway is also very important for not only for Turkey in Europe", saying Europe is also connected by rail to China, he told the oldrug uninterrupted. Binali Yildirim continued:

Al Our goal in the railways is not just to connect our cities, but our aim is to connect the continents. With Marmaray, one of the most important projects in the world, we connected the two continents under the sea. We're laying the tracks. Our aim is to give Marmaray service to the citizens of the world in the 90 year of our Republic. The works of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which is one of the most important steps of this project, continue in full speed. What does this mean? It means that the Silk Railway, which extends from Beijing to London, comes to life. There are centers in Turkey, Kocaeli There have Köseköy. The heart of Ipek Railway is the heart of Asia and Europe. İp


European Union Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis in his speech at the ceremony, "the whistle of the train here will be lifted already works for Turkey's high-speed development," said Turkey's high-speed growth and development of today's ceremony Köseköy a new excitement, said he gained a new dynamism . Bagis said, proj We have made a dream of realizing dream projects. 150 the year after the Marmaray dream another dream project Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train de xnumx't to finish Turkey's capital Ankara and Istanbul the capital of Madeniyet will be a bit closer to each other, "he said. Minister Egemen Bagis today also still river with the priority of the transport operational program (Ankara) - Karabük - the signalization with the rehabilitation of Zonguldak line, and will also perform the installation project signing ceremony of telecommunications systems, recalling "the European Union and Turkey jointly funded the largest in Turkey Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak project, which also carries the distinction of being a project, will cost around 2013 million euros. With the realization of this project, 227 km. The rails of the length of the line shall be completely renewed and the carrying capacity and operating speed shall be increased. This project also shows that Turkey is now manufacturing centers in the East has been a major transit corridor between the EU, "he said.


Science, Industry and Technology Minister Nihat Ergün, in his speech said that the High Speed ​​Train (YHT) project between Ankara and Istanbul was considered as two lines for passenger transportation, but there was a heavy load transportation in the İzmit region which is an industrial zone in the İzmit Gulf. even stated that it is needed. Minister Binali Yildirim said that this proposal of Nihat Ergun will be evaluated and added that a third line will be added.

After the speeches, on the open railcar platform brought to the railway line at Kösek Station, the first railway line rehabilitation project of Irmak-Karabük Zonguldak was signed. The agreement was signed by DG Regio Director General Normunds Poppens and the Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Suat Hayri Aka. The 3 minister, who was also present at the signing ceremony, later carried out the symbolic fusion of the Gebze-Köseköy line rails on the map.

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