Test drives start in Konya - Karaman YHT line
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, stated that the signaling system installations on the Konya-Karaman High Speed Train line have been completed and test drives will start on February 8.
Within the scope of Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Train (YHT) Project, Minister Karaismailoğlu, who held a meeting with TCDD officials related to the works on the Konya-Karaman YHT line, went to test drives on February 8, when the signaling system installations were completed on the Konya-Karaman YHT line. announced that it will start.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they continue to implement important projects that add value to the country one by one and that they have knitted the country with iron networks with the innovative railway reform, and stated that the Konya-Karaman YHT line is approaching the end. Emphasizing the importance of the Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla YHT Project, Minister Karaismailoğlu reminded that with the project, the connection between Mersin and Adana will be made four-track, and additional capacity will be created for high-speed trains and suburban trains, and the connection between Mersin Port and Yenice Logistics Center will be strengthened.
Karaismailoğlu said, “Within the scope of the project, it is planned to construct a high speed train line between Konya, Karaman and Adana at a speed of 200 km / h and transfer the cargoes coming from Konya and Ulukışla to Mersin and İskenderun ports faster. The line capacity, which is 34 double trains per day, will increase 3 times. Travel time from 1 hour 15 minutes will be reduced to 35 minutes. The connection of Mersin Port and Yenice Logistics Center with the railway will be strengthened ”.
"Test drives are starting on February 8"
Turkey's Minister Karaismailoğlu reminiscent of that in a major breakthrough in rail, Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla YHT Project, Karaman, Nigde, was passed would also connect to high-speed rail network of Mersin and Adana. Karaismailoğlu said, “The length of our Konya-Karaman high speed railway line is 102 kilometers. Its infrastructure and superstructure are finished. Signaling system installations in Konya-Karaman YHT line have been completed. Test drives will begin on February 8th. Test drives will take 3 weeks. Hopefully, our goal is to start operating by the end of May. Again, our work on our Karaman-Ulukışla line continues at full speed ”.
"Surrounding provinces will also benefit from Ankara-Sivas YHT service"
Reminding that the first performance test of the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Project was successfully completed, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the distance between Ankara and Sivas will be reduced to 2 hours and that the High Speed Train and road or conventional trains will serve together.
Karaismailoğlu also emphasized that the surrounding provinces will also benefit from YHT service. Uninterrupted transportation will be provided to Karaman-Konya-Eskişehir-Bilecik-Istanbul, Karaman-Konya-Ankara and Sivas when the project is completed