Konya Karaman bullet train line opens today


The high-speed train line, which will reduce the trip between Konya and Karaman to 40 minutes, opens today. President Erdogan will also participate in the first expedition from Konya to Karaman. The line that Erdogan will inaugurate will save 63 million lire per year. The ceremony will take place at 2:00 PM.

It will reduce the journey time between Konya and Karaman to 40 minutes, and the journey time between Ankara and Karaman to 2 hours and 40 minutes.

The Konya-Karaman high-speed train line will be commissioned by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

With the opening of the line, 63 million lire will be saved each year

President Erdogan will also participate in the first expedition from Konya to Karaman. As part of the 102 kilometer line, 74 bridges and culverts, 39 level crossings and 17 pedestrian crossings were constructed. Speeding up the transport of goods and passengers to Kazan The project will bring many benefits.

With the commissioning of the Konya-Karaman high-speed train line, the journey time between the two provinces will drop from 1 hour and 20 minutes to 50 minutes at the first stop and 40 minutes at the end. The Ankara-Konya-Karaman journey time will also be reduced from 3 hours 10 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes.

In this way, 10 million lira will be saved every year, 39.6 million lira time, 3.9 million lira energy, 4.5 million lira accident prevention, 5 million lira savings emissions and 63 million lire in maintenance savings. In addition, 25,000,340 tonnes of carbon emissions will be reduced.

When the line, which will continue in the direction of Mersin and Adana, is completed, a high-speed train connection will be established between the regions of Marmara, Central Anatolia and the Mediterranean.

Work in progress in the Karaman-Ulukışla section as well

Work is also continuing in the Karaman-Ulukışla section. As part of the project, it is planned to build 135 tunnels, 2 bridges, 12 underpasses and 44 culverts with the construction of a new 141 kilometer railway line.

So far 89% of physical progress has been made in infrastructure and superstructure works. Design studies for signage are also continuing.

The preparation of the call for tenders continues for the call for tenders for the electrification works. With the completion of the Karaman-Ulukışla section, the travel time between these locations will be reduced from 3 hours 40 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes.


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