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Ankara to permit only high speed trains


Due to Baskentray Project, all passenger trains except high speed trains will stop running from/to Ankara.

The engineering works of Baskentray Project will start on 11th of July. All rail tracks except one track for high speed trains are going to be closed.

While the high speed trains will continue to depart from Ankara, all other passenger trains will change their routes during the engineering works, which is expected to last until 2017 December.

The trains affected from the project and timetable/route changes starting from 11th of July are as follows:

No route change

Istanbul-Ankara high speed train

Ankara-Konya high speed train

Ankara-Eskisehir high speed train

Start/end service at Irmak instead of Ankara

Ankara-Kars train (Dogu Express)

Ankara-Tatvan train (Vangolu Express)

Ankara-Kurtalan train (Guney Kurtalan Express)

Other changes

Ankara-Izmir train (Izmir Mavi): Will run between Izmir (Alsancak) and Eskisehir.

Ankara-Adana train (Cukurova Express): Will run between Adana and Kayseri.

Ankara-Malatya train (4 Eylul Mavi): Will be suspended.

Suburban trains will only run between Sincan and Ankara, 3 services in the morning from Sincan to Ankara, 3 services from Ankara to Sincan in the evening.

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There’s no change in the routes of high speed trains, but there’ll be changes in timetables.

The new departure station for eastward trains is Irmak Station, located at 60 km east of Ankara. TCDD will operate buses between Ankara and Irmak stations.

Due to Baskentray Project, the regional expresses are expected to have route/timetable changes.

Cover Photo: Onur Uysal ©

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

2 comments

  1. I am planning a trip to turkey sometimes in October this year. I wish to find out whether there is a direct express train for these trip:
    1. From Istanbul to Ankara
    2. From Ankara to Cappadocia (or other nearby city)
    3. From Cappadocia or other nearby city to Konya
    4. From Konya to Pamukalle
    5. From Pamukalle to Istanbul
    Hope to get feedback from you soon. Your kind assistance is very much appreciated

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