Polatli Konya High Speed Train Line Map

Polatli – Konya Very High Speed Line

Polatlı-Konya very high speed line provides high speed connection to Konya from İstanbul, Ankara and Eskişehir.

Route

  • Kocahacıli (0 km – intersection with Ankara-Istanbul HST line)
  • Yenice (22 km – intersection with Ankara-Izmir HST line)
  • Konya (212 km)

Technical Spects

  • 212 km
  • Max speed: 250 km/h
  • Double lines, electrified (25 kV, 50 Hz AC)
  • Travel time
  • Ankara-Konya:  1 hour 40 minutes
  • Eskisehir-Konya: 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Istanbul-Konya : 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Min radius 3500 m
  • Standart railway gauge (1435 mm)
  • Max gradient 1,6%

Timetable (as of 01.06.2015)

  • Ankara-Konya (7 daily departures in each direction)
  • Istanbul-Konya (2 daily departures in each direction)

Ridership

Ankara-Konya

  • 2011 : 406 636 (August-December)
  • 2012 : 1 371 369
  • 2013 : 1 744 605
  • No train service on this route until 2010. Share of trains reached to 66% by the end of 2013. In the same period, share of buses dropped to 17% (70% in 2010) and cars dropped to 17% (29% in 2010).
  • Occupancy rate: 73% (2013)

Eskisehir-Konya

  • 2013 : 198 325 (March- December)
  • Share of trains reached to 55% by the end of 2013. Share of buses dropped to 32% (70% before) and private cars to 13% (30% before).
  • Occupancy rate: 41% (2013)

Last Status

  • Line opened in August 2011 with train service between Ankara and Konya
  • In March 2013, Eskisehir-Konya and in December 2014 Istanbul-Konya services started
  • Konya-Karaman High Speed Line is under construction as an extension of this line (plan to be completed by 2018)

Stops

Ankara-Konya

  • Ankara (0 km)
  • Sincan (24 km)
  • Polatli (93 km)
  • Konya (306 km)

Istanbul-Konya

  • Pendik (0 km)
  • Gebze (20 km)
  • Izmit (68 km)
  • Arifiye
  • Bilecik
  • Bozuyuk (214 km)
  • Eskisehir (264 km)
  • Konya (626 km)

Ownership and Cost

  • TCDD is the owned of the project.
  • Added to investment program of government in 2005. Planned to be completed by 2008 and to be costed TL 762 mn.
  • Costed TL 1. 1 bn.
  • Loose ground in first 100 km from Kocahacili was the main cause of increase in costs.
  • As stated by the contractor, Yapi Merkezi, this is the fastest and cheapest high speed line to be constructed in the world.

Rolling Stock

CAF train sets

  • Registered as HT65000 in Turkey
  • Based on Renfe Class 120
  • 6 cars, 413 seats
  • Max speed 250 km/h

Siemens Velaro train set

  • Registered as HT80000 in Turkey
  • First set is Velaro D (Class BR 407)with modifications for Turkey
  • 8 cars, 446 seats (+16 seats at restaurant)
  • Max speed 320 km/h

History

  • 07.2006 – Construction works started
  • 07.2009 – Welding of rails started
  • 08.2011 – Line opened, Ankara-Konya trains started service
  • 03.2013 – Eskisehir-Konya trains started service
  • 12.2014 – Istanbul-Konya trains started service
  • 05.2015 – First Siemens Velaro started service on this line

Map: Onur Uysal

Related Articles:
Ankara – Istanbul Very High Speed Line
Siemens Velaro Started Service on Ankara-Konya Line
Cities To Be Connected by High Speed Trains in Turkey
Istanbul – Konya HST Service To Begin Today
2015 Plans in High Speed Train Projects in Turkey
Wikipedia – Ankara-Konya high-speed railway

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