The project, which is prepared to connect İzmir to Ankara with a high standard railway line, will be tendered this year. Regarding the line whose construction is planned to start in 2006, DLH General Directorate is preparing a new project based on some criteria in the old project.
With the new project prepared, the 824 kilometer railway line between Ankara and Izmir will be reduced to 630 and the transportation will be shortened to a great extent. Ankara-Izmir line will not stop in Eskisehir and Manisa.
Without going to Eskişehir from Polatlı directly to Afyon, without going to Manisa for passenger trains will be connected directly to Izmir from Turgutlu. With the new project being prepared, the length of the tunnel will be shortened and the cost of the railway will be saved.
Polatlı-Afyon-Uşak-Alaşehir-Turgutlu project will be divided into two separate branches in the new line Turgutlu. The line that will be used only for passenger transportation will go to İzmir via Turgutlu-Kemalpaşa-Ulucak. The railway line for freight and passenger transportation will extend to İzmir by following the current Turgutlu-Manisa-Menemen route.
Ankara, Izmir high-speed railway, the railway is being built in Turkey between Ankara and Izmir city. The 508 km long railway, which starts from Ankara's Polatlı district, will end in Konak district of Izmir. The line, which will have double lines, electrical and signalization, will be organized by TCDD with high-speed train services at a speed of 250 km per hour.
“The Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar section is planned to be completed by the end of 2021 and the Afyonkarahisar-İzmir section by the end of 2022. Rail travel time of 14 hours between Ankara and Izmir will decrease to 3 hours 30 minutes when the High Speed Train line is opened.
However, eight sinkholes were detected in Sivrihisar district of Eskişehir, 1,5 km south of the train line. The Chamber of Geological Engineers affiliated to the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) warned that the Ankara - İzmir High Speed Train Project, which is planned to be completed in 2022, has geological risks.
“In the region between the villages of Sivrihisar (Eskişehir) district Sığcık, Göktepe, Kalkimköy and Yeniköy, 2 potholes with diameters of 50 m to 0.5 m and depths of 15 m to 8 m have been formed in the last few years. According to the observations made in the field and later studies on satellite images; The fact that this area, where the pothole was formed, is located only 1.5 km south of the Polatlı Afyon part of the Ankara-İzmir High Speed Train Route, which is under construction, requires urgent measures to be taken.
Ankara Izmir YHT Line total cost 9,3 billion TL is planned to be.
Ankara Izmir YHT Stations
- Ankara YHT Station
- Polatlı YHT Station
- Afyonkarahisar YHT Station
- Usak YHT Station
- Salihli YHT Station
- Turgutlu YHT Station
- Manisa YHT Station
- Izmir YHT Station