Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu gave information about the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Line, which they put into service on April 26.
Expressing that the length of the high-speed train line has reached 2 thousand 228 kilometers with the opening of this route, Karaismailoğlu said, “We are taking firm steps towards the goal of knitting the country with iron nets.” said.
Reminding that the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Line will provide free service between April 27 and May 31, Karaismailoğlu said that the citizens showed great interest in the expeditions. Karaismailoğlu said, “We carried 70 thousand passengers on 120 flights between April 27 and May 16. We anticipate that approximately 120,000 passengers will travel between April 27 and May 31.” he said.
Ankara-Sivas journey takes 2 hours
Emphasizing that with the project, approximately 1 million 400 thousand citizens have the opportunity to travel by high-speed train, Karaismailoğlu stated that there are even 8 stations, namely Elmadağ, Kırıkkale, Yerköy, Yozgat, Sorgun, Akdağmadeni, Yıldızeli and Sivas.
Minister Karaismailoğlu said:
“With our line, we reduced the Ankara-Sivas distance from 603 kilometers to 405 kilometers. We reduced the rail travel time from 12 hours to 2 hours and the distance between Ankara and Yozgat to 1 hour. In fact, we built 49 tunnels with a length of 66 kilometers and 49 viaducts with a length of 27 kilometers. The longest tunnel of the project. We built the longest railway viaduct with 5 thousand 125 meters in Akdağmadeni, and the longest railway viaduct with 2 thousand 220 meters in Çerikli-Kırıkkale. We built Turkey’s highest viaduct with a height of 89 meters in Elmadağ. “We have laid a total of 1676 kilometers of rails using 138 kilometers of concrete roads. We have realized the first ballast-free, concrete road application in tunnels. Within the scope of the project, we built a local and national ice prevention and de-icing facility in Sivas.”