"The black train is late, maybe it never comes." His saying is now becoming history. The name of the safest means of transportation in the world has always been mentioned with delay. The situation has been reversed in the past eight years.
When the targets are met, high-speed trains will pass from 29 cities including Yozgat, Trabzon, Diyarbakır, Malatya, as well as cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Sivas and Bursa. The cost of this is about 45 billion dollars. 25-30 billion dollars of this money will be provided from China. According to the 'Railway Cooperation Agreement', the Chinese will build the high speed railway line of 7 thousand 18 kilometers. The remaining 2 thousand 924 kilometers will be made by Railways' own resources and foreign loans. The Chinese will start the work by constructing a 3-kilometer line extending from Edirne to Kars, which includes the Sürat Railway, which returns to the snake story because the “Ayaş Tunnel” cannot be crossed. With the completion of the line, the travel time of 636 hours by road will be between 16,5 and 8 hours. While the Chinese are building the Edirne-Kars line, they will also construct the 9-kilometer Erzincan-Trabzon and Yerköy-Kayseri lines.
Fast trains will pass through four cities in the Central Anatolia Region. Konya is at the top of these. Another route is the Ankara-Sivas line of 466 kilometers. Construction work continues on this line. However, the high-speed train will leave Yozgat 30 kilometers before Yerköy and arrive in the city center. Then he will continue to Sivas. High speed trains from Ankara or Istanbul will also go to Kayseri via Yerköy. Thus, Ankara-Yozgat will be 1,5 hours by high-speed train and 2 hours and 30 minutes between Ankara and Kayseri.
Ankara and Istanbul will also connect Antalya to high-speed trains. From Ankara, following the Konya-Manavgat route, Antalya will be reached in 2 hours and 45 minutes. 714 kilometers between Istanbul and Antalya will be taken in 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Source : www.sabah.com.t is