With the priority rail policies pursued since 2003; While high-speed and fast railway lines are being built, the existing system is being renewed, modernized, the advanced railway industry is developing, with the liberalization of railway transportation, TCDD Tasimacilik is leading the sector as a railway train operator, while the private sector has more say in the railway.
The high-speed railway line, which started in 2003 with the foundation of the Ankara-Istanbul High-Speed Railway Line, has reached a length of 1.213 kilometers. New routes will be added to the lines under construction. TCDD and TCDD Tasimacilik, which took action to meet the increasing demand for high speed trains, reached an agreement with Siemens company from Germany in 2018 to supply 12 High Speed Train (YHT) sets.
Siemens, the world brand in the railway sector, delivered two of these sets in a short time. The sets that will be put into service by testing for two months will provide a significant capacity increase. It is planned that the other 10 high speed train sets will be delivered in stages and delivery will be completed by the end of 2020.
TURKEY IS VERY HIGH SPEED TRAIN LOVED
More than 2009 million passengers have been transported to date with the high-speed railway operations that started in Ankara-Eskişehir in 2011, Ankara-Konya in 2013, Eskişehir-Konya in 2014 and Eskişehir-Istanbul and Konya-Istanbul in 52,4. YHT brought not only the cities it reached, but also many cities closer. It has also significantly reduced travel times to cities such as Bursa, Kütahya, Karaman, Denizli, Afyonkarahisar, Antalya with high-speed train lines in the triangle of Ankara-Konya-Istanbul, combined transportation in the form of YHT + bus and YHT + train. High-speed trains with a combined transportation by 13 economic, social and cultural life of the province and 42% of Turkey's population has become more dynamic.
HARMONY OF SPEED AND COMFORT
High speed train sets, consisting of a total of 8 wagons and 200 meters in length, can speed 300 kilometers. The high-speed train sets, which have a total capacity of 45 passengers, including 3 business (12 busines loca 436 people capacity) and 483 economies, have 2 handicapped seats. considering passenger demand in Turkey, the number of mobile phones in cars with seats and tables in the cafeteria and computer charger socket sets in new YHT numbers were increased. The programs in the music and cinema-oriented “entertainment system” were also prepared for the passengers in an enriched way.
YHT MAKES TIME
With the sets to be commissioned as of February 2020; The number of high-speed train services daily will increase from 44 to 76, and the number of passengers transported annually will reach 2020 million 10 thousand in 200 and 2021 million in 14. The number of high-speed train passengers, which is an average of 22 thousand per day, will increase to 2020 thousand in 30 and 2021 thousand in 40. In addition, with the participation of 12 YHT sets, express services will be organized on the long-distance tracks, thereby reducing travel time between Ankara-Istanbul and Konya-Istanbul by 30 minutes.