Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said that the suburban line in Ankara will be opened this year and two lines in Istanbul will be opened next year.
Arslan told AA correspondent that Turkey is Europe's 6th world's 8th high-speed train operator (YHT), saying that it pleased both as individuals.
Arslan pointed out that the distance that the railways neglected after the 1950s has become a state policy and that the distance covered by the country has been seen, "We are building a high-speed train of 213 kilometers and construction projects of approximately 4 thousand kilometers and etude projects at 5,700 kilometers. It was very important for us to show the distance we will travel towards 2023. "
Arslan stated that the passengers who see the comfort of YHT from Ankara to Pendik did not want the train to stay in Pendik and expressed that they wanted to go to Haydarpaşa as far as the European side,
"I want to see the comfort of Marmaray in Istanbul so that we can connect with both sides of suburban lines and travel with Marmaray comfort as far as Halkali.We are carrying out very fast the work of transforming the rest of the suburban area from Pendik to Halkali to Marmaray standard. By the end of next year, we will bring subway lines of Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci-Halkalı on both sides to metro standards.Your people will be able to use this line by the end of 2018. As YHT can go to Haydarpaşa Street in Ankara, "There will be no interruption in transportation, and there are many other systems in Istanbul that we are coordinating with the Metropolitan Municipality."
Arslan stated that if one thinks that someone in Istanbul can go with a rail system instead of transferring or anywhere else in the city, Arslan said that the aim is to make the railway systems made up of municipalities complete each other suburban network.
Arslan noted that the Keçiören metro in Ankara started service at the beginning of this year and said that the line had arrived at the Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) and that studies on extending it to Red Crescent via Tandoğan were started.