Sivas Kars Railway

What TCDD did in 2014? – Infrastructure

High speed rail network of Turkey had reached to 1213 km after opening of Eskisehir-Pendik high speed line.

Double line was constructed on 155 km distance between Eskisehir and Pendik where total new lines reached to 319 km with in-station lines.

High Speed Line Network (km)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
888 888 888 888 1 213

No new conventional line was launched in 2014. 59 km was laid as additional lines. Thus, conventional network reached to 11 272 km.

Conventional Line Network (km)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
11 052 11 112 11 120 11 209 11 272

119 km of conventional network was electrified last year. Electrified lines reached to  2 535 km, which means 22% of all convetional lines.

Electrified Conventional Lines (km and %)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
2 273 2 271 2 328 2 416 2 535
21% 20% 21% 22% 22%

52 km of conventional network was signalized last year, reaching to 3 199 (28% of total conventional network).

Signalized Conventional Lines (km and %)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
3 020 3 020 3 128 3 147 3 199
27% 27% 28% 28% 28%

With the completed renewal works, 95.8% of conventional lines had become D-Class (suitable for 22.5 to/axle). However, only 10k of more than 25k rail bridges and overpasses are suitable for 22.5 to/axle. Thus, rail transport with D-Class is still not possible in most of the network.

Photo: Onur Uysal

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