6 thousand people travel daily on the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line: Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Elvan said, “The relevance to the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train line is very high. Lütfi Elvan, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said that the number of flights will increase to 12 lines a day. 6 thousand 27 passengers have been moved since then and the demand is increasing. ”
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Elvan said, “The relevance to the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train line is very high. The number of flights will increase even if there are 12 flights a day. ”
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan stated that he has a very high relevance to the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train (YHT) line. it is increasing. ” Minister Elvan, in a statement to his correspondent, stated that they made the biggest railway investment in the history of the republic during the AK Party governments. Railways forgotten at a time when held face, Turkey attracts attention with introducing high-speed trains Elven, made the journey in the YHT line with advanced technology, high quality, he said. "With this technology, people's lifestyle has changed and a new life has started with YHTs," Minister Elvan said. Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Eskişehir and Konya and finally the Ankara-Istanbul describing High Speed Railway Project, Turkey's largest projects they had implemented Elven, until 6, as well as the modernization of the existing system as 27 220 km high-speed, He stated that they will increase the total railway network to 623 thousand kilometers by constructing 2023 km fast and thousand km conventional rail.
New YHT sets are coming
Underlining that the interest in the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train line is very high, Minister Elvan said that 27 thousand 220 passengers have been carried and the demand has increased since July 623, when it was put into operation.
Expressing that the occupancy rate on this line reached 90 percent when the landings / boardings are calculated at the intermediate stations, Elvan said: The high relevance for YHTs was no surprise to us. We have taken all necessary measures to meet the demands that will occur.
Existing YHT sets serve on the Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Eskişehir-Konya and Ankara-Istanbul lines. Our citizens want to increase YHT flights. Production of new YHT sets continues. The Ankara-Istanbul YHT line, which has 6 thousand passengers a day, makes 6 departures, 6 arrivals and 12 departures per day. With the commissioning of new sets, the number of trips and the number of passengers will increase. "
Elvan also stated that 106 YHT set procurement projects were included in the investment program, and with the “National Train Project” they aimed to have the first national train on the rails in 2018.