Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, the Minister of Transportation Binali Yıldırım and the Minister of Labor Faruk Çelik participated in the ceremony.
2 hours between Bursa and Ankara will be reduced to 10 minutes, and Bursa to Istanbul will be reduced to 2 hours to 15 minutes.
Launched on 2016
The 105 kilometer line is planned to be put into service at 2016. 'Small stones of Bursa' ceremony, referring to the folk song Binali Yildirim, "We have compiled the stones we gathered on the high-speed rail, divided under the road laid," he said.
Bülent Arınç read verses from Necip Fazıl Kısakürek's poem. Faruk Celik, “Yesterday 'Black train is delayed, maybe never come' folk song. Thank goodness the fast train is coming, ”he said.