YHT, which has attracted great attention since its commencement of its flights, started to serve nine times a day and 1 times a day until September 2009, 15. As of 1 July 2010, the number of trips increased to 22 in order to meet the increasing passenger demands. Reaching 72 percent occupancy rate on the Ankara-Eskisehir line in a short time, YHT made 11 thousand 697 trips for two years and covered a total distance of 2 million 200 thousand km. With the YHT, conventional train connections dropped from 7 to 5.5 hours between Ankara and Istanbul. ANKARA-KONYA CUT LINE which is the second line of YHT Turkey and Ankara-Konya line, which is still in the planning stage of testing is scheduled to be operational in May 2011. With the completion of the Ankara-Sivas and Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train projects, which are still under construction, it is aimed to build 2023 thousand km YHT and 10 thousand km conventional line by 4. TCDD General Manager Suleyman Karaman stated that YHTs had been serving successfully for two years and that 90 percent of the passengers were satisfied. Karaman said, “In order for the line to serve in the best way, we are doing whatever needs to be done, especially security, in cooperation with universities. As a result, our success in the last two years gives us strength. said.
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