It is a high-speed train line between Ankara and Istanbul, where the Ankara-Eskişehir stage is completed. 523 Km. It is expected that the journey will take 3 hours. Even the high-speed train that will run will move at 250 Km / h. The arrival date of the high speed train to Istanbul is planned as 29 October 2013. It is planned to open Marmaray on the same day.
Construction for the line that will come to Istanbul via Eskişehir is continuing, and the train traffic between Gebze-Köseköy and Köseköy-Arifiye has started and rail removal has started. Therefore, the flights of all intercity passenger and freight trains departing from Haydarpaşa have been canceled and only the Haydarpaşa - Gebze suburban line continues to operate.
Ankara - Istanbul high speed train line construction
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Ankara - Sincan
High speed train lines will be added to the existing lines between Ankara and Sincan.
Sincan - Esenkent
The existing lines between Sincan and Esenkent were used until the high-speed train line was completed.
Esenkent - Eskisehir
Artworks: 2 road bridges and 30 road overpasses, 7 railway bridges and 13 bridges. 4 viaducts (more than 4 km in total) and 1 tunnel (471 m).
The first test drive was April 2007.
In order not to cause traffic congestion in Eskişehir, the line passing through the tunnel was planned. The 2240 m will include open-close tunnel and 1151 m U open tunnel, 2 high-speed train line, 2 conventional train line and 1 load line.
Eskisehir - Inonu
Inonu - Vezirhan
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Köseköy - Gebze
Gebze - Haydarpasa (Istanbul)
The last section of Gebze to Istanbul will be under Marmaray.