Turkey's first high-speed train experience 2004 years has resulted in an accident that occurred the derailment of the train on the old rails. The reason why the 38 lost its life was because the high-speed train was watching the railway tracks built for the old and normal trains. Also used in that period is the fact that trains are not fast train accelerated conventional trend.
A new high speed train project has been on the agenda for some time now. In the framework of the new high-speed train project, which is planned to be completed in all stages of 2009, new rail lines and high-speed rail tracks are laid.
Ankara - Istanbul High Speed Train Project
The project, which aims to make the travel time between Ankara and Istanbul shorter and more comfortable, aims to ensure that the railways, which meet the 10 of passenger transport, now meet the% 78 of passenger transportation.
This project includes the construction of a double-track railway, which is independent of the existing railway line between Ankara and Istanbul and which is capable of withstanding the high-speed, 250 km speed. In the 2004, the speed of the derailed train was only 110 per hour.
The project, which has a total length of 533 km, consists of 7 stages: Ankara - Sincan, Sincan - Esenkent, Esenkent - Eskişehir, Eskişehir - Inönü, İnönü - Vezirhan, Vezirhan - Köseköy and Köseköy - Gebze. The high-speed train line that ends in Gebze will be connected to Gebze by the Haydarpaşa-Gebze railway, which will turn into an underground metro within the scope of the Marmaray project, and from there to the European side through Marmaray. In addition, a high-speed train station will be built in Ankara as part of the project.
When this project is carried out, the journey time between Ankara and Istanbul will go down to 4 hours and 3 hours will go down in Ankara and Eskişehir.
Works on various stages of the project
Construction of 254 grille, 26 highway overpass, 2 highway crossing, 30 highway crossing, 7 highway crossing, 13 railway bridge, 4 river bridge, XNUMX river viaduct, XNUMX It was. Works in this area are about to be completed. The field trials were started in April.
45 of the project was built in Eskişehir-İnönü stage. The work on this stage is planned to be completed by the end of the year.
% 76 of the project was completed in the Xinjiang - Esenkent stage. The work on this stage is planned to be completed by the end of the year.
As the existing transportation routes in Eskişehir cut the railway lines at different points, the train station is taken underground. In addition, the storage and unloading services in Eskişehir Train Station are planned to be transferred to Hasanbey in Eskişehir Organized Industrial Zone.
Ankara - Konya High Speed Train Project
Due to the weak connection of Konya to Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir, and the existing railway transportation, the Ankara - Konya high-speed train project was launched. This project is completed 10 30 hours of 1 hours lasting 15 hours 12 time 25 minutes, 3 hours of 30 minutes lasting between Istanbul and Konya 2 hours will go down to 36 minutes. The 2008 of the first stage of the project, which will be completed in the XNUMX stage, has been completed. The infrastructure, superstructure and electromechanical systems of the project are planned to be completed in XNUMX.
Following the commissioning of these lines, the construction of a high-speed train line will start between Ankara - Sivas and Ankara - İzmir. The operating rights of the high speed train lines put into service will be privatized. High-speed train lines will be extended to Isparta, Antalya and Erzincan with the revenues to be generated here.