Intercity Distance Will Be Shortened by High Speed Express Train; 2020 Presidency Annual Program includes investments in railways, and studies on High Speed Train (YHT) have been programmed. The Ministry of Transportation will launch new High Speed Train lines at 2020, and will launch express services on the YHT routes to improve efficiency.
2020 Presidency Annual Program includes investments in railways, and studies on High Speed Train (YHT) have been programmed.
According to Sabah newspaper Barış Şimşek, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, which wants to increase efficiency in YHT lines, will prepare a new operation model. Within this scope, express flights will be organized on the YHT routes between major cities.
YHT line length will also be increased from thousand 2020 kilometers to 213 thousand 2 kilometers in 269. In this context, Ankara-Sivas YHT line will be one of the lines commissioned at 2020. While modernization and infrastructure improvement works continue on the railways, 2 thousand 657 kilometers of electricity and 2 thousand 654 kilometers of signals will be invested in the existing lines. Thousand 492 mileage electrification and 804 mileage signaling investment will also be completed. The length of the electric line will be increased from 45 to 49 kilometers and the signaled line ratio will be increased from 50 kilometers to 56 kilometers.
New lines to be completed in 2020
In 2020, new railway lines will also be completed. In this direction Halkalı- Kapıkule Railway Project will be completed to serve the manufacturing industry and export opportunities in the region will be increased. The Konya-Gaziantep railway line will be completed and access to the ports of Adana, Mersin and İskenderun will be facilitated by the manufacturing industry sectors.