Passenger demand is increasing every year in the thousand 213 kilometers high speed rail lines operated by TCDD General Directorate of Transport.
2009 million passengers have been transported so far on high-speed trains, which started in Ankara-Eskişehir in 2011, Ankara-Konya in 2013, Eskişehir-Konya in 2014, Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul and Konya-Istanbul in 44.3.
TCDD Transport carried 2017 million passengers in 7,2 on high-speed trains and served 7,4 million passengers until December of this year. This figure is expected to reach 8 million passengers by the end of the year.
Due to the change in demand during the winter season, the 44, the daily 52 voyage to high-speed trains during the summer season, as well as the combined transportation by conventional train or bus connection, the travel time to Bursa, Kütahya, Karaman and Antalya has decreased significantly.
On the other hand, the building of the 870 kilometer high-speed and thousand 290 mileage speed rail of the thousandth is underway. When Ankara-Izmir and Ankara-Sivas high-speed rail lines are opened, it will be possible to travel to many cities from east to west.