Due to the 164th anniversary of TCDD, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made a statement to the press on 23.09.2020. Deputy Ministers of Transport and Infrastructure, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, Deputy General Managers, TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ General Manager Kamuran Yazıcı were present at the celebration program.
Stating that TCDD will be one of the important brands of the world in freight and passenger transportation, Karaismailoğlu said, “We will be the most important crossing of the New Silk Road, the logistics superpower of our region. We will realize all these with the experience, strength and desire of our TCDD. " he spoke.
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that in the 100th anniversary of the Republic, they will embrace the slogan "We knit the motherland with iron nets from all sides" with greater enthusiasm.
“We will achieve much higher goals under the leadership of our President. Being Turkey's most reliable transportation brand, becoming Europe's most passenger-carrying railway brand, we want to provide access to high-speed trains to all major cities of our country. We want to be a leader in cargo, logistics and freight transportation, and to create Europe's leading experience and culture-oriented tourism lines with express lines. Moreover, we will create the necessary structuring in order to provide the best service to our citizens with our customer satisfaction practices. "
"We have served 2009 million citizens in our YHT line since 53"
Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the growth rate in the railways area has been paused since the 1940s.
Explaining that the railways were neglected due to the deficiencies in vision and planning, Karaismailoğlu said, “Was this situation acceptable? Of course no. We ramped up our railways since 2003. During our 18 years of power, we took our rails to every point of the country and realized a transportation revolution with our high-speed trains, increasing our capacity in passenger and freight transportation many times. " used the expression.
National transport and infrastructure policy in line with freight and passenger railways in the second period, indicating they began Karaismailoğlu, Turkey said they had prepared around unused lines of the rehabilitation project.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that they crossed the Bosphorus by rails and connected Asia and Europe by rail, and made the following assessment:
“We have drawn the road map of the future with our logistics projects integrated with all modes of transportation. With our 2003 billion lira railway investment since 162,6, we will increase our line length from 10 thousand 959 kilometers to 13 thousand 836 kilometers. Also, we introduced our country to high speed train. We have served 2020 million citizens since 246 in our YHT line, which has reached 2009 kilometers by 53.
After the speech, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun presented the miniature made by the new generation miniature designer Ahmet Faruk Yılmaz to the Minister Karaismailoğlu, describing the 164-year journey of TCDD.
Minister Karaismailoğlu came together with TCDD personnel in the memorial photograph held in memory of the 164th anniversary.