As electrification works are completed on Ankara-Kayseri stretch, transport becomes possible on electrified tracks from Edirne to Adana.
Last week, electrification works on Nenek-Sefaatli section of Ankara-Kayseri rail strech was commissioned. By this, the railway strech Edirne-Istanbul-Eskisehir-Ankara-Kayseri-Nigde-Adana has become completely electrified.
This electrification will enable usage of electric locos on this route, which will provide cost saving in energy and maintanance costs. The private train operator, Korfez Ulastirma, is densely using this route for fuel transport of Tupras between refineries at Izmit and Kirikkale.
With this strech, the electrified tracks of Turkish rail network have reached to 5931 km. Electrification works continue in several sections like Ankara-Sivas, Karaman-Ulukisla, Hanli-Cetinkaya and Gaziantep suburban lines, which is totally 847 km long. Electrification of Zonguldak-Kalin and Manisa-Usak-Afyon-Konya rail streches are also planned.
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