Railway system construction in Turkey's Gaziantep near completion

Business Materials 7 January 2019 15:39 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The construction of GAZIRAY, a new railway system in Turkey's Gaziantep province, has been completed by over 90 percent, Trend reports referring to the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry.

The construction began in 2017 and is being carried out as part of the "Vision 2023" program.

"The new railway system will connect a number of districts in Gaziantep," the ministry said.

The project also envisages the construction of 17 stations, one bridge, eight underground and six above-ground crossings.

It was earlier reported that the length of the railway network will be 25 kilometers.

Five kilometers of the GAZIRAY system will pass through an underground tunnel, the ministry said.

The construction under the project is expected to be completed in 2020.

Turkey’s first railway was built in Izmir in 1860. Its length was 357 kilometers.


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