Train project extended to southeast

Train project extended to southeast

ŞANLIURFA - Anatolia News Agency
A high-speed train network will branch out into Turkey’s southeastern region, the poorest region in the country, according to a written statement by the Trade and Industry Chamber of a province in the area, Şanlıurfa.

Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has confirmed in a written statement that requests by the Şanlıurfa Chamber for a fast train service have been granted. “Research into a ‘Diyarbakır-Şanlıurfa High Speed Train Project’ is underway,” Head of TCDD Mehmet Turşak said, according to the statement. “With this project, Şanlıurfa will be connected to Malatya, Sivas and Ankara provinces through Diyarbakır, via high speed train lines.”

When the proposed Mürşitpınar-Suruç-Şanlıurfa New Railroad Project is finished, Şanlıurfa will also be connected to Adana, a southern province by the Mediterranean coast. The implementation works are now progressing and the eventual operating speed for the trains will be 160 km/hour.

TCDD also said the Gaziantep-Aleppo High Speed Train Project will begin in the near future.