645 - Konya Karaman demiroylu - OnurPassenger

First train between Konya and Karaman in winter

The first passenger train between Konya and Karaman will start service at the end of this year.

Both Toros Express and Konya-Karaman regional trains started service on this route.

The Konya-Karaman railway section was closed for passenger services in June 2014 due to engineering works.  The section will be ready for conventional passenger trains by the end of this year. The first high speed train will wait for the next year.

The line is being upgraded to double-track, signalized and electrified high speed line. All level crossings on section are being upgraded to under or overpasses.

The original announcement about restarting of passenger service was for April 2015. The opening was told to be postponed due to delays in construction of over/underpasses in Konya.

By the end of this year, the DMU service between Konya and Karaman and main line services between Adana and Konya (Toros Express and Icanadolu Mavi) are expected to start. The trains can speed up to 110 km/h on this 102-km-long section.

High speed train services which will shorten the travel time between Konya and Karaman down to 40 minutes will start next year, after completion of signalization and electrification works.

Cover Photo: Onur Uysal ©

4 replies »

  1. Good to see that the line has been upgraded for high-speed service. All the honor to Turkish Railways!

  2. This is long overdue. Sadly, it is another example of TCDD launching a project without having any real idea when it will be delivered (or if they do have an idea, they don’t share the information with the travelling public).
    I look forward to travelling on this route again, and I hope the Toros Express may get reinstated as a through train with sleepers and seating coaches from Pendik through to Adana.

  3. Correction: Not the Toros Express, I meant the Icanadolu Mavi, which is currently completely suspended.

  4. So when they open the line from Konya to Karaman, are they going to close the line from Karaman to Adana to upgrade it to the Karaman-Mersin-Gaziantep-Habur High Speed Line? As far as I know, this is planned at some point, right?


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