The 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes in Turkey damaged 1,275 kilometres of railways running through 11 provinces. Ismail Hakki Murtazaoglu, deputy director general of the Turkish Republic State Railways (TCDD) announced that the total damage, including damages on lines and destroyed buildings, was 15.3 billion Turkish Liras. This was reported by Railway Supply magazine, citing Railly News.


Noting that repair crews went straight to work after the earthquake, Murtazaoglu said: “After the second earthquake, inspections were again carried out and damage identified. Partial repair and maintenance work was carried out on those sections of the line in the infrastructure. The 1,212km section has been opened to train traffic. Our rehabilitation and repair work continues for a total of 63 kilometres.”

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The damage to the lines caused by the Kahramanmarash earthquake is approximately 11.3 billion liras. Another 4 billion Turkish Liras has been spent on the construction of destroyed stations and other buildings, as well as maintenance and repairs of those damaged.

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