High Speed ​​and High Standard Railway Lines

active yht lines and yht lines under construction
active yht lines and yht lines under construction

High Speed ​​Train (YHT), on high-speed rail line started in Turkey TCDD presented by high-speed train sets operated by TCDD Transport is a fast train service.


The first flight of Ankara-Eskişehir YHT line, which is the first YHT line, was made on March 13, 2009, at 09.40, from Ankara Train Station to Eskişehir Train Station with a train including President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This time with Turkey, the country has been using 6-speed train in the world and 8th in Europe. Following the first YHT line, the Ankara - Konya YHT line on 23 August 2011 and the Ankara - Istanbul YHT and Istanbul - Konya YHT lines (until Pendik) entered service on July 25, 2014. On March 12, 2019, Gebze - Halkalı YHT expeditions pass under the Bosphorus after the completion of the railway line between HalkalıIt started to be built until.

To determine the name of the TCDD high-speed train service, it made a survey for one, and decided on the name of High Speed ​​Train among the names such as "Turkish Star", "Turquoise", "Snowdrop", "High Speed ​​Train", "Steel Wing", "Lightning". explained that it was made.

High Speed ​​Train lines

  • Ankara - Eskisehir High Speed ​​Train
  • Ankara - Konya High Speed ​​Train
  • Ankara - Istanbul High Speed ​​Train
  • Istanbul - Konya High Speed ​​Train

Ankara - Eskisehir High Speed ​​Train

Ankara - Eskişehir High Speed ​​Train (Ankara - Eskişehir YHT) is a YHT line operated by TCDD Tasimacilik on the 250 km long route between Ankara YHT Station and Eskisehir Station on the Ankara - Istanbul YHD line, suitable for a maximum speed of 253,360 km / h. This carries the distinction of being the first high-speed train line in Turkey, even the first time on March 13, 2009 Time 09.40't is made by moving from Ankara YHT.

Ankara - Eskişehir YHT line has 4 stations. These are Ankara YHT Station, Eryaman YHT Station, Polatlı YHT Station and Eskişehir Station, respectively (departing from Ankara). HT 65000 high speed train sets are used in the YHT line. The average trip time between Ankara and Eskişehir is 1 hour 26 minutes, and between Eskişehir - Ankara is 1 hour 30 minutes.

There are 5 trips each day, 8 of which are Ankara - Eskişehir and 13 of which are Ankara - Istanbul.

  • Within the scope of coronavirus measures, the number of voyages was temporarily reduced to 2 between Ankara and Eskişehir and to 4 between Ankara and Istanbul.

Ankara - Konya High Speed ​​Train

Ankara - Konya High Speed ​​Train (Ankara - Konya YHT), on the Ankara - Istanbul YHD lines suitable for a maximum speed of 250 km / h and on the Polatlı - Konya YHD lines suitable for a maximum speed of 300 km / h, between 310,112 km (192,7) It is a YHT line operated by TCDD Tasimacilik on the 23 km long route. The first time on the YHT line was made on August 2011, XNUMX.

Ankara - Konya YHT line has 4 stations. These are Ankara YHT Station, Eryaman YHT Station, Polatlı YHT Station and Konya Station (departing from Ankara) respectively. HT 2011 high speed trains were used in the YHT line between 2015 and 65000. Today, HT 300 high speed train sets, which can speed up to 80000 km / h, are used. The average journey time is 1 hour 48 minutes between Ankara and Konya and 1 hour 47 minutes between Konya and Ankara.

There are 8 trips each day.

  • Within the scope of coronavirus measures, the number of voyages was temporarily reduced to 2.

Ankara - Istanbul High Speed ​​Train

Ankara - Istanbul High Speed ​​Train (Ankara - Istanbul YHT), suitable for a maximum speed of 250 km / h, on the Ankara - Istanbul YHD line, Ankara YHT Station - Halkalı It is a YHT line operated by TCDD Tasimacilik on the 625,845 km (388,9 mi) long route between the Train Station. The first time on the YHT line was between Ankara and Pendik on 25 July 2014, and as of 12 March 2019, Gebze - Halkalı with the rail line between the Bosphorus under the Bosphorus HalkalıExpeditions have started up to.

  • However, in the ongoing part of the YHD line between Pamukova and Arifiye, conventional lines are used for YHT expeditions and the maximum speed decreases up to 160 km / h.

Ankara - Istanbul YHT line has 14 stations. These are Ankara YHT Station, Eryaman YHT Station, Polatlı YHT Station, Eskişehir Station, Bozüyük YHT Station, Bilecik YHT Station, Arifiye, Izmit Station, Gebze, Pendik, Bostancı, Söğütlüçeşme, Bakırköy and respectively. Halkalı'Dr. HT 65000 high speed train sets are used in the YHT line. Average voyage time between Ankara - Söğütlüçeşme is 4 hours 37 minutes, Ankara - Halkalı 5 hours 27 minutes between, Söğütlüçeşme - Ankara 4 hours 40 minutes and Halkalı - Between Ankara, it is 5 hours and 20 minutes.
1 reciprocal daily in Ankara - Halkalı and 7 of them are Ankara - Söğütlüçeşme.

  • Within the scope of coronavirus measures, the number of flights has been temporarily reduced to 4.

Istanbul-Konya-High Speed ​​Train

Istanbul - Konya High Speed ​​Train (Istanbul - Konya YHT), suitable for a maximum speed of 250 km / h, Ankara - Istanbul YHD and suitable for a maximum speed of 300 km / h on Polatlı - Konya YHD lines, Halkalı It is a YHT line operated by TCDD Tasimacilik on the 729,506 km (453,3 mi) long route between Train Station and Konya Train Station. The first time on the YHT line was between Pendik and Konya on December 17, 2014, and as of March 12, 2019, Gebze - Halkalı with the rail line between the Bosphorus under the Bosphorus HalkalıExpeditions have started up to.

  • However, in the ongoing part of the YHD line between Pamukova and Arifiye, conventional lines are used for YHT expeditions and the maximum speed decreases up to 160 km / h.

Istanbul - Konya YHT line has 12 stations. These are respectively (departing from Istanbul) Halkalı, Bakırköy, Söğütlüçeşme, Bostancı, Pendik, Gebze, Izmit Station, Arifiye, Bilecik YHT Station, Bozüyük YHT Station, Eskişehir Station and Konya Station. HT 300 high speed train sets with a maximum speed of 80000 km / h are used in the YHT line. Average voyage time is 4 hours 53 minutes between Söğütlüçeşme and Konya, Halkalı - 5 hours 45 minutes between Konya, 5 hours between Konya - Söğütlüçeşme and Konya - Halkalı between 5 hours and 44 minutes.

1 mutually every day Halkalı - Konya and 2 flights, two of them are Söğütlüçeşme - Konya.

  • Within the scope of coronavirus measures, the number of voyages was temporarily reduced to 2.

High Speed ​​and High Standard Railway lines

Active YHD lines

  • Ankara - Istanbul high speed rail
  • Polatlı - Konya high speed rail

YHD and YSD lines under construction

  • Ankara - Sivas high speed rail
  • Bursa - Osmaneli high standard railway
  • Polatlı - İzmir high standard railway
  • Yerköy - Kayseri high standard railway

Ankara - Sivas line

With this project, a double track, electric, signal high speed train railway is being constructed between Ankara - Kırıkkale - Yozgat - Sivas. The line is planned to be opened at the end of 2020.

It is planned to extend the Ankara - Sivas line to Kars and connect it to Baku - Tbilisi - Kars railway. In this context, Sivas-Erzincan high standard railway stage, which is 245 km long of the line, has been designed.

Bursa - Osmaneli line

It is a high standard railway line that will be integrated with Ankara - Istanbul YHD line when completed. Within the scope of the line, a high standard railway is being built between Bursa - Yenişehir - Osmaneli.

The line is built in accordance with the speed of 250 kilometers. However, even high-speed passenger trains are planned to run at a maximum speed of 200 km / h. When the project is completed, it is planned to decrease the distance between Bursa and Bilecik to 35 minutes. As part of the project, a high speed train station will be built in Bursa and Yenişehir and a high speed train station will be built at the airport in Bursa.

Polatlı - İzmir line

The line is planned to pass through Ankara, Afyonkarahisar, Uşak, Manisa, İzmir, respectively. After passing Polatlı YHT, it will be forked in Afyonkarahisar direction at the 120th km of Polatlı - Konya YHD in Kocahacılı neighborhood location.

When the line is completed, the travel time between Ankara and Izmir is planned to be 3 hours 30 minutes and the travel time between Ankara and Afyonkarahisar is planned to be 1 hour 30 minutes.

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