Sivas Governor Salih Ayhan, Ankara Sivas high-speed train line as of the end of the year 2019 test drive is planned to start, he said.
Ayhan said, asıyla With the commencement of high-speed train in 2020 year, a very rapid socio-economic change will be observed in our province. In this process, our OIZs, tourism and agriculture sector should be prepared. We're happy, we're excited. May these investments be beneficial to Sivaslılar and our country. I would like to thank Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, who contributed and supported the project, İsmet Yılmaz, the Deputy Chairman of the National Defense Commission of Turkey and other MPs, bureaucrats, managers, technical personnel and workers' brothers. ”
The High Speed Train Project will not only follow Sivas but also Erzincan and Erzurum, and will be integrated into the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line and the Iron Silk Road.
With the investment cost of 9 billion 749 million pounds, the trains will run at 250 kilometers operating speed per hour.
Transportation between Ankara and Sivas will be reduced to 2 hours. Passengers traveling on the Ankara-Sivas line will be provided with both economic and convenience during travel.