Description of Ankara Istanbul High Speed ​​Train Line (Photo Gallery)

Description of Ankara Istanbul High Speed ​​Train Line TCDD, Piri Reis test train is not overturned, during the test between Gebze-Tavşancıl the contractor company, and even at the time of the rail should not be on the car reported that the shot from the back of the grinding vehicle.

The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) by Piri Reis tested in a written statement on the news on the train, "as alleged in the news Piri Reis, the test train was overthrown. During the test between Gebze and Tavşancıl, the rail grinder, which was under the responsibility of the contractor and should not have been on the line at that time, hit it from the back. The rail grinding tool is unloaded from the road. The incident occurred on the conventional line, not on the high-speed train line, and there were no dead or injured people.


Minister Elvan told Anadolu Agency (AA) that all the work on the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line, which citizens are eagerly awaiting its opening, was carried out with great care. In this context, Minister Elvan stated that all test drives were successfully completed on the line and said, "There is no obstacle to the opening of the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line, we plan to open the line as the 11th of this month".

It was stated that according to the schedule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the opening date may deviate 1-2 days.

- Will go from Istanbul to Ankara in 3,5 hours

Ankara-Eskişehir section of 533 kilometers of Ankara-İstanbul YHT line of 245 kilometers was put into service at 2009. Once the line is fully in service, the travel time between the two cities will be reduced to 3,5 hours.

Ankara-Istanbul YHT line will include Polatlı, Eskişehir, Bozüyük, Bilecik, Pamukova, Sapanca, İzmit, Gebze and Pendik.

In the first phase, the last stop will be Pendik and the line will be extended to Söğütlüçeşme station. Ankara-Istanbul YHT line will be connected to Marmaray at 2015 and HalkalıIt will reach until. There will be 16 daily trips. After connecting to Marmaray, there will be a trip every 15 minutes or half an hour.

With the commissioning of the Ankara and Istanbul YHT line, the railway share, which is 10 percent in passenger transportation, is expected to increase to 78 percent. It is aimed to serve approximately 50 thousand passengers a day on the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line and 17 million passengers a year.

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