Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announced the Transport and Logistics Master Plan 2053. Noting that the length of the railway line will be extended to 2053 thousand 28 kilometers in 590, Karaismailoğlu said that we shift the load on the highways to the railroads.
Stressing that they have declared a “mobilization”, so to speak, for the revival of the railways, abandoned for years, and to carry forward the policy of “weaving the fatherland with iron nets”, the Minister of Transport, Karaismailoğlu, said: “In this context, the positive effects are on the reforms which will affect not only our country but also the world. we have signed. We have increased the length of the railway line signaled , which was 2,505 kilometers, from a record 183 percent, to 7,94 kilometers We have increased the length of our electric railway line, which is 2,082 kilometers, by 188 percent, to 5 thousand 986 kilometers We have increased the length of our conventional line to 11 thousand 590 kilometers We have built 1,213 kilometers of YHT line and 219 kilometers of high-speed train lines We have proudly brought our Turkey to the 8th rank in the world and 6th in Europe as a YHT operating country. By commissioning the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, we have provided an uninterrupted rail link between Asia and Europe. We have increased the length of the railway line, which was 2003 thousand 10 kilometers in 959, to 13 thousand 22 kilometers. We will increase this figure to 2053 thousand 28 kilometers in 590,” he said.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, who said: “We are transferring the load on the highways to the railways”, said that they are aware of the importance of transferring the share of passenger transport and from goods on highways to other modes of transport in order to make the most of Turkey’s potential and geographical superiority. Emphasizing that they give a special place to railways in the transport and logistics master plan, Karaismailoğlu continued his speech as follows:
“By increasing the share of railways in our country’s transport network in terms of passenger and freight transport, we will increase the share of railways in passenger transport from 1% to 6.20%, which is higher than the European average. This means that the number of our passengers, which is 19.5 million today, has reached approximately 270 million. We will also make important contributions to reducing the share of roads in passenger and freight transport and reducing carbon emissions from transport. In 2023, among all modes of transport, the rate of freight transport, which is expected to be 2023 million tons and 55% in 5.08, will be multiplied by 7, and 440 million goods will be transported by rail, and we will increase to 18%, exceeding the European average of 21.93%. . According to our Transportation and Logistics Master Plan; By 2053, we plan to complete 6 kilometers of railway lines, including 196 kilometers of high-speed lines, 1,474 kilometers of conventional lines, 622 high-speed lines and 262 kilometers of super-high-speed lines. In addition to the existing high-speed train lines, 8 kilometers of the 554-kilometer high-speed train line to be completed by 2053 will be completed next year. High-speed train lines, which are one of the measures taken to increase the share of railways in the transport of passengers and goods in our country, will be greatly expanded to 622, and the number of provinces connected by high-speed trains will increase from 546 to 2053.