563 - İzmir HST line - TCDDRailway Infrastructure

Ankara Izmir very high speed line

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

Below post was prepared in 2016. Please check our new article about up-to-date and detailed information about Ankara Izmir high speed line.

Project overview

  • Owner: Turkish State Railways
  • Project cost: TL 4.5 bn
  • Contractor: Sigma-YDA-Makimsan-Burkay (Yenice-Afyonkarahisar), Tekfen-Doğuş (Afyonkarahisar-Banaz)
  • Target commission date: 2019 (Polatlı-Uşak), 2020 (Uşak-İzmir)


  • 1st phase: Yenice-Eşme
  • 2nd phase: Eşme-Manisa


Ankara-İzmir yüksek hızlı tren hattı
Ankara-Izmir very high speed line route


Polatli (connection to Istanbul, Konya and Ankara trains) – Afyonkarahisar (connection to Antalya HST projected) – Usak – Salihli – Turgutlu – Manisa – Izmir (main line and regional northbound and southbound trains)

Project details

The line starts from Yenice on Polatli-Konya HST line. Only passenger trains will run upto 250 km/h on this double-lane, electrified rail. High speed trains will use conventional line between Manisa and Izmir.

  • Line length: Polatlı-İzmir: 508 km
  • Travel time: Ankara-İzmir: 210; Ankara-Afyon: 90 min


  • 6 million passengers annually

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