Official opening of Ankara-Istanbul YHT line will be held at Pendik Station at 18.30.

Ankara-Istanbul will be held at the YHT line of the official opening 18.30 in Pendik Train Station: Turkey's biggest two in Ankara, which will combine high-speed train-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train line, will enter the opening service will be held today by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The first ceremony for the opening will be held at 14.30 at Eskişehir Station. The official opening of the line will be held at 18.30 at the ceremony in Pendik Terminal.

The 533-kilometer Ankara-Eskişehir section of the 245-kilometer Ankara-Istanbul YHT line was opened in 2009. After the line is fully put into service, the travel time between the two cities will decrease to 3,5 hours in the first place and 3 hours in the short term.

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

Even the 755 art structure was built. The section between Köseköy and Gebze was made with an EU grant of 150 million euros. The cost of 4 billion dollars of the line was 2 billion dollars of the cost of the loan.

  • In the first place, there will be 12 flights a day -

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 Halkalıwill reach up to. Even in the first place, 6 trips will be organized daily, 6 departures and 12 arrivals. Once connected to Marmaray, it will take place once 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. An average of 7,5 million passengers will be served on the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line.

With the introduction of YHT, the travel time between Ankara and Gebze will go down to 2 hours. Travel time to other cities in combined transportation will be shortened. The line that will be integrated with Marmaray will be able to transport passengers from Asia to Europe without interruption.

The project will not only shorten the travel time between the two cities, but will also add added value to the economy, social and cultural life. The Ankara-Istanbul high-speed rail will not only connect the old and new capitals in a short time, but will also open a new high-speed railway corridor on the modern Silk railway route.

  • Flexible price will be applied -

The high speed train sets to be operated on the Ankara-Istanbul line will be composed of 6 wagons and will have 409 + 2 passenger capacity.

Even flexible price will be made in the app. Ticket prices, which are expected to be announced by Prime Minister Erdogan, will be cheaper on specific days and hours after the line is put into service.

In order to encourage passenger transportation, 26 percent of passengers who are up to 60 years old, teachers, military passengers, groups, passengers 20 years and older, press card holders, passengers aged 65 and 7, Children will be given a 12 percent discount. The high-speed train will be free to Independence Medal holders, war-disabled people, veterans who are injured or injured in the fight against terrorism.

The first ceremony for the opening, which will take place with the participation of 3 thousand guests, will be held today at 14.30 at Eskişehir Station. The official opening of the line will be held at 18.30 at Istanbul Pendik Terminal.


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