The 'duck with iron nets promised the first of four' home, this time it is valid for high-speed train lines. Currently the 444 is the 2023 of the high-speed train lines that are about 5 to be approximately one thousand kilometers. In this context, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications accelerated its efforts.
According to the newspaper Vatan, Kenan Butakın reported that the Ankara-Eskişehir line with the 232 kilometer and the Ankara-Konya line with the 212 kilometer were completed and opened to operation. By the end of 2017, it is aimed to complete the total line of 5. The first of these lines is the Ankara-Istanbul line which is expected to be completed in 2013. Other lines and years to complete will be Ankara-Sivas in 2014, Ankara-Izmir in 2017, Ankara-Bursa in 2015 and Sivas-Erzincan high-speed train lines in 2015. The total route length of these lines is aimed to be approximately 2 thousand 13 kilometers. 3.2 billion TL has been spent for Ankara-Eskişehir and Ankara-Konya line, which has been completed until now. The total investment amount of the 2017 line, which is planned to be completed by 5, is estimated to be 20 billion.
Going to the Southeast
However, the high-speed train (YHT) will not be limited to all these lines. The government is aiming to take the high-speed train (YHT) line to 2023 within the framework of 16 vision. The total single line length is expected to be 9 thousand 978 kilometers. So the route is about 5 thousand kilometers. Sivas-Erzincan, Erzincan-Kars, Sivas-Diyarbakir and Gaziantep-Aleppo lines, which are planned to be constructed, are seen as a move that will increase the number of passengers in this area in the east and southeast where the railway is limited. The high-speed train lines are built in accordance with the 250 speed. Completed infrastructure of the Ankara-Konya YHT line can reach 300 mileage. This is equal to the maximum speed of a Cessna type single-engine aircraft.
NUMBER: 45 billion dollars
The 14 billion-dollar investment in the 350 billion-dollar investment in the 45 year will be allocated to the railways. In Turkey currently it has a total of 12 thousand-kilometer railway network. There is also a high-speed train network with an 444 kilometer on the single line. By the 2023, the speed train network is expected to be approximately 5 thousand kilometers (4 bin 989).