Electrification Works on Turkish Rail Network

Electrification on Turkish Rail Network

The conventional main lines of Turkey are 8334 km long as of 2014. On 1609-km-long part of these lines (20%), electric locos and EMUs can run.

Here are the electrified conventional sections of Turkish rail network:

Electrification on Conventional Rail Network of Turkey
Electrification on Conventional Rail Network of Turkey. Illustration: Onur Uysal
Section Length (km)
Cerkezkoy-Pehlivankoy-Kapikule-Border 203
Pehlivankoy-Uzunkopru-Border 30
Muratli-Tekirdag 31
Marmaray 14
Pendik-Arifiye-Eskisehir-Ankara-Kayas 576
Arifiye-Adapazari 9
Aliaga-Menemen-Alsancak-Tepekoy 106
Menemen-Manisa 35
Divrigi-Cetinkaya-Toprakkale-Iskenderun 585
Konya-Pinarbasi 20
Sum 1609

Currently, electrification works continue on 894-km-long part of the network:

Section Length (km)
Cerkezkoy-Halkali-Marmaray 108
Marmaray-Pendik 24
Mersin-Adana-Toprakkale 148
Konya-Karaman 102
Kutahya-Balikesir 252
Kutahya-Eskisehir 77
Bandirma-Balikesir-Soma 183
Sum 894

According to Turkish State Railways Annual Statistics 2014, the total railway network of Turkey is 12485 km long including high speed lines, second lines etc. 3748 km of the network is electrified (30% of total network).

According to Railway Industry report published by Transport Ministry this year, target for electrification is 70% by 2018, and 100% by 2023.

Photo: Jeff Hawken

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