High speed train test drives started
ETCS Level-1 train dynamic test studies of the Signalization Facilities completed within the scope of Konya Karaman High Speed Train Project started yesterday at Çumra Station.
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure announced yesterday that test drives on the 102 km part of the Konya-Karaman line, which was completed within the scope of the 237 km Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla (Niğde) High Speed Train Project, started from Çumra Station yesterday. Test drives will continue until March 15.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, great investment for the future of Turkey, continues to spend a life in a massive transport projects. When the Konya-Karaman High Speed Train Project is completed, the travel time between Konya and Karaman from 1 hour 15 minutes will be reduced to 35 minutes.
ETCS Level-1 train dynamic test studies started at Konya Çumra station
In the 102-kilometer Konya-Karaman line section, the work of which started in 2012; After the completion of infrastructure, superstructure, electrification works and station arrangement works, it was commissioned electrically. ETCS Level-1 train dynamic test studies of the signalization tests in the completed parts were started yesterday at Konya Çumra station.
At the end of the project, the distance between Konya and Adana will decrease from 5 hours 50 minutes to 2 hours and 20 minutes
In the statement made by the Ministry, with the completion of the lines; It was stated that the travel time between Konya and Adana was also planned to be reduced from 5 hours 50 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes, the line capacity of 34 double trains per day was increased by 3 times and the cargoes coming from Konya-Ulukışla to Mersin and İskenderun Ports were planned to be transferred faster.
73 percent physical progress has also been achieved in the Karaman-Ulukışla section
In 102 km and 200 km / h. on the properly constructed railway; Informing that 1.8 million m3 excavation, 1.7 million m3 fill, 74 bridges and culverts, 11 pedestrian underpasses and overpasses were built, the Ministry stated that works are continuing in the Karaman-Ulukışla section, which is the other part of the Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla line, 73 percent physical He stated that progress has been made.
Within the scope of the project; 200 km / h. It was stated that the construction of a new 135 km long railway line and the construction of 2 tunnels, 12 bridges, 44 under-overpasses and 141 culverts are planned. It was informed that design studies for signaling are ongoing.