323 - Yerköy Yozgat Sivas demiryoluRailway Infrastructure

Ankara Sivas high speed train line

The scope, route, stops, phases and history of Ankara-Sivas very high speed line under construction:

Below post was prepared in 2015. Please check our new article about up-to-date and detailed information about Ankara Sivas high speed line.

Project overview

  • Owner: Turkish State Railways
  • Project cost: TL 2.8 bn
  • Contractor: China Major Bridge Engineering – Cengiz – Limak – Kolin (Yerköy-Sivas), Kolin-Cengiz-Limak-Mapa (Kırıkkale-Yerköy), Doğuş (Elmadağ viaducts)
  • Target commission date: 2019


  • 1st phase: Yerköy-Sivas (253 km)
  • 2nd phase: Kırıkkale-Yerköy (79 km)
  • 3rd phase: Kayaş-Kırıkkale (62 km)
  • 4th phase: Ankara-Kayaş (12 km)


Ankara-Sivas yüksek hızlı tren hattı
Ankara-Sivas very high speed line route


Ankara – Kirikkale – Delice – Yerkoy – Yozgat – Akdagmagdeni – Sivas

Project details

The line starts from Ankara. Only passenger trains will run upto 250 km/h on this double-lane, electrified rail. Line has 7 tunnels 9.5-km-long and 6 viaducts 3.5-km-long.

  • Line length: 406 km
  • Travel time: Ankara-Sivas: 120; İstanbul-Sivas: 300 min

Cover photo: Cengiz İnşaat ©

1 reply »

  1. Interesting that the Ankara-Kayaş section is to be part of the Başkentray project BUT why wasn’t any work done on this project when the Ankara Banliyö was shut long for a very long period a few years ago? A perfect opportunity wasted. Now travellers will have to be inconvnienced once again.


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