The High Speed Train project, which was built between Ankara and Sivas and has a length of 393 kilometers, has come to an end. With the project, Sivas and Ankara will be connected to each other. Details regarding the opening date of the project, which will also contribute positively to the trade of the region, were shared. So how much is the Ankara-Sivas YHT ticket price? How much is a Sivas-Ankara High Speed Train ticket? How many hours from Ankara to Sivas by YHT? How many stations are on the Ankara Sivas YHT Line? When does the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train open?
Transport Officer-Sen Sivas Branch President Ömer Vatankulu said, “The Ankara-Sivas line test drives continue. It was made on a difficult geography with a length of 393 kilometers. We are living the last days on the Ankara-Sivas YHT line. Hopefully, the settings are made with the final tests. Presumably, as of September 4, we will bring all YHT together with Yiğidolar.”
Kenan Çalışkan, Chairman of the Transportation Employees Officers Union (Transportation Officers-Sen), pointed out that it is possible to adopt a cargo transportation policy on these lines strategically. Caliskan said: Sivas has been a railroad city for a long time. The fact that Sivas has a high-speed train means a different importance and meaning. That line is a place on the Iron Silk Road, which extends to Kars on the railways. With this line, the high-speed train will arrive from Istanbul to Sivas. Currently, it only carries passengers, but in the future, they may decide to carry freight, maybe turn it into a fast cargo transportation. It is very important that there is a high-speed train line there.
Traveling at 250 KM per Hour
Excitement is at its peak for the High Speed Train project, which covers the distance between Ankara and Sivas and has a length of 393 kilometers. 66 tunnels with a length of 49 kilometers, 53 viaducts, 217 underpasses and overpasses, and 61 bridges and culverts were built on the YHT line. The train will be operated electrically and signaled at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour.
What is the Ankara-Sivas YHT Ticket Price?
The price of Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train services has not been announced yet. Ankara-Sivas YHT ticket prices are expected to be announced soon, as there are only a few days left for the opening. With this project, citizens will have the opportunity to travel fast between Ankara and Sivas.
The ticket prices of Sivas-Anaka High Speed Train services are expected to be cheaper than the air ticket prices. However, bus ticket prices are expected to be slightly higher. Currently, bus ticket prices between Sivas and Ankara are between 100 lira and 120 lira. It is estimated that the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train ticket prices, which are planned to be opened on September 4, 2021, will be around 150-180 liras.
How Many Stations Are There on Ankara Sivas YHT Line?
Ankara-Sivas YHT line will serve at 8 stations, including Elmadağ, Kırıkkale, Yerköy, Yozgat, Sorgun, Akdağmağdeni, Yıldızeli, Sivas.
How Many Hours Between Ankara and Sivas by YHT?
Ankara – Yozgat – Sivas high speed railway project will reduce the transportation on the specified routes from 12 hours to 2 hours 51 minutes.
When is the Ankara Sivas High Speed Train Line Opening?
The construction of the 405 km long Yerköy – Sivas stage of the Ankara – Yerköy – Sivas line, with a total length of 293 km, started in February 2009, the physical infrastructure works were 80% completed and the final acceptance of the 144 km long section was made on February 9, 2015. Currently, test drives are underway in the Balıseyh – Sivas section of the line, while the work continues in the Kayaş – Balıseyh section.
The minimum speed of the Ankara-Yerköy line, which is 153 km long, is planned to be 250 km per hour.
Infrastructure construction of the line was planned to start in 2008, to be completed in 2012 and to start passenger transport. However, after the line was not finished in 2017, TCDD General Manager of the period İsa Apaydınstated that the test drives of the line will be completed and opened in 2018.
Regarding the opening of the line on February 8, 2019, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in his speech in Sivas, said, “The Minister of Transport is also here. If he does not follow up the work, if he does not finish it, thank you, goodbye.” said.
In October 2019, then Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan announced that the opening of the line would be done before May 2020.
In fact, the first test drive to take place was expected to take place in December 2019, but took place in March 2020.
Sivas YHT line is expected to be opened on September 100, in the 4th anniversary of Sivas Congress.