Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan Railways Between the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway collaborated on the route. Yht'n at the signing ceremony of the 'Iron Silk Road' was announced as known to be integrated into the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line.
The ongoing Ankara-Izmir, Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train (YHT) line is planned to be constructed with Sivas-Erzincan and Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars. Halkalı-Kapıkule high-speed rail projects will be integrated into the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, which is called the 'Iron Silk Road'.
TCDD General Director Speaking at the ceremony, Ali Ihsan appropriate, the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony of our country, expressed his satisfaction due to its being done geographic location as Turkey's Asian and reminded that takes place on the railway main transport corridor between Europe.
The 2003 billion Turkish Liras, which has been invested in 527 since 126, has been allocated to 7 billion Turkish Liras as railroads which are accepted as state policy. 40 has been successfully operated by constructing 1.213 km high speed railway line, which serves XNUMX of our province and our population. Il
In the 2013, in the 2017 of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, Gebze-Halkalı also stated that the railroad was opened on 12 March 2019. We are planning to start our test flights in Ankara-Sivas.
In addition, the planned construction of Sivas-Erzincan and Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars Halkalı-Kapıkule high-speed railway projects will be integrated into the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line. Thus, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, will contribute to the economic and social life of Russia and Central Asian countries.
When these studies are completed, starting from Kars to Edirne ranging from high-speed and high-speed rail with Turkey, Europe the Middle East, Central Asia, Russia, and will become an important rail corridors for transport will be to China. "He said.
With the law enacted in 2013 railway lines in Turkey has now provided the opportunity to make transportation of the private sector in the world and in Europe, our country of companies operating in this field, emphasizing that they consider important to have in transport operations on the railway infrastructure of the TCDD General Director Ali Ihsan appropriate, "brother country Azerbaijan and With our friend Russia, trade volume has increased in recent years. As of today 20 million tonnes in excess of transport is carried out between Turkey and Russia and has the potential to increase much more.
This transport, mainly by rail in Russia, while in transit in Turkey is carried out mainly by sea.
Today here as the 3 friendly country railway administrations; It is aimed to carry the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line up to 6 million tons through Russia. In our country, small and medium scale industrialists to produce than the products of Russian and central Asian markets fast, safe and economical way to provide this access is one of the positive contribution of this line. "He said.
At the ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M. Cahit Turhan, 30 October 2017 date of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, recalling the official opening, this line is very strategic importance for both countries and the region underlined.
BTK Line of Southeast Asian countries starting from China, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the Central Asian countries such as Azerbaijan and then Georgia, neighboring and friendly countries such as Russia, Europe via Turkey, Turhan striking connect the Middle East and Africa, this line is the same he emphasized that the countries on the new Silk Road will contribute directly to the economy of the Silk Road as well as being one of the basic parts of the uninterrupted transportation network between Asia and Europe.
Turhan pointed out that the importance of the BTK Line, which they believe will produce positive results for everyone on the economic side, has increased day by day in the neighboring countries and the countries of the region which have a share in Asian-European trade. and Central Asian countries will have access to faster, safer and more economically. hızlı