289 - İstanbul Ankara hızlı tren hattı - Dusko Djuric

Ankara Istanbul very high speed line

The scope, route, stops, connections, statistics, targets and history of Ankara-Istanbul very high speed line, some phases of which was commissioned and others under construction:

Project overview

Owner: Turkish State Railways
Project cost: TL 9.9 bn

Commission date:

  • 13th Mar 2009 (Ankara-Eskişehir)
  • 25th July 2014 (Eskişehir-İstanbul)
  • Ankara-Eskişehir (commissioned in 2009)
  • Eskişehir-Bozüyük (commissioned in 2014)
  • Bozüyük-Köseköy (under construction, opened using conventional line in some parts in 2014)
  • Köseköy-Gebze (signalization works continue, opened in 2014)
  • Gebze-Pendik (3rd line is under construction for Marmaray, opened in 2014)

Cover Photo: Dusko Djuric ©

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Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.


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