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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)

Phases

  • Ankara-Sincan: Started service in Mar 2009. Completed in April 208.
  • Sincan-Esenkent: Started service in Mar 2009. Completed in Dec 2009.
  • Esenkent-Eskisehir: Commissioned in Mar 2009.
  • Eskisehir under pass: Service started in Mar 2009 on conventional line. Under pass commissioned in May 2014.
  • Eskisehir-İnonu: Commissioned in 2014.
  • Inonu-Vezirhan: Service started in 2014. Due to problems in tunnel construction, bypass line is used in one part.
  • Vezirhan-Kosekoy: Under construction. Started service in 2014 using conventional line via Arifiye.
  • Kosekoy-Gebze: Started service in 2014 without signalization.
  • Gebze-Pendik: Started service in 2014 using 2 tracks of Marmaray project.
  • Pendik-Haydarpasa-Halkali: Expected to start service by the end of 2018, as a part of Marmaray project.

Route

Ankara - İstanbul yüksek hızlı tren hattı
Ankara Istanbul very high speed line route

Stops/connections

Ankara – Eryaman – Polatli – Eskisehir – Bozuyuk – Bilecik – Arifiye – Izmit – Gebze – Pendik (Istanbul)

Trains

Cover photo: Dusko Djuric ©

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2 replies »

  1. “03.03.2009 – Ankara-Eskisehir section opened”
    Actually it was on March 13th, 2009.

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