Ministry: Railways under construction in Turkey
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Some 1,600 kilometers of the railway are being constructed in Turkey, a source at the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend on Feb. 18.
“The railways are constructed between such provinces as Bursa-Bilecik, Sivas-Erzincan, Konya-Karaman-Mersin-Adana and Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep,” the ministry said. "The Ankara-Sivas high-speed railway is planned to be tested in March this year."
Presently, the length of high-speed railway lines in Turkey is 1,213 kilometers and construction of 4,000 kilometers of high-speed railways is underway. The study operations are also being conducted for the construction of additional 5,000 kilometers of railway lines.
The first railway in Turkey was built in 1860 in western Izmir province, its length was 357 kilometers.
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