Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, who made investigations at the Izmir - Ankara High Speed Train Project Banaz - Eşme line construction site, said that high speed train mobilization was continuing successfully.
UM Travel time with Ankara-Izmir YHT will go from 14 to 3,5 hours “
Arslan pointed out that the number of passengers transported on the high-speed train line of 213 kilometers put into operation until today has reached approximately 40 million and they want to weave the whole country with a high-speed train network, said: “In this context, Manisa and İzmir via Ankara-Polatlı- Afyonkarahisar-Uşak. Our high-speed train project, which will arrive in Istanbul, continues. Our current conventional train line between Ankara and Izmir is 824 kilometers long, we will reduce it to 624 kilometers by high-speed train. The part from Ankara to Polatlı is already ready. We will extend the road to İzmir by making a 508 kilometer line after Polatlı. The total length of the line between Polatlı and İzmir is 35 kilometers; 43 tunnels will have 22 viaducts with a length of 56 kilometers; 100 million cubic meters of excavation; 50 million cubic meters of filling will be made. When the project is completed, the journey between Ankara and Izmir, which takes 14 hours, will decrease to 3,5 hours. ”
UM Uğur-Izmir 1,5 hour, Uşak-Ankara will be 2 hours “
Emphasizing that 25% progress has been achieved in the work of the line from Polatlı to İzmir, Arslan announced that the project's Polatlı -Uşak section will be completed by the end of 2019.
Turkey Referring they work with determination to achieve the 2023 targets and Butler's high-speed train Arslan, indicating that it will significant distance, also said: "Ankara-Izmir YHT Project with Uşak- Izmir between 1,5 hours, Istanbul-Ankara between 2 hours it will be. Infrastructure and superstructure works continue in stages along the route. We are making the superstructure tender from Polatlı to Eşme on 14 November. Apart from that, we will carry our existing 47 km train line that goes through the city center. In other words, we will turn the railway into the ring road in Uşak. This line will continue parallel to the high-speed train line, we will shorten the 47-kilometer road by 12 kilometers and reduce it to 35 kilometers. "
Arslan also announced that with the new 140 thousand square meter logistics center to be established, 250 thousand tons of cargo will be increased to 2,5 million tons.