Turkey map TCDD rail system
TCDD is in a continuous work for both renewing existing lines and adding new lines. In particular, it replaces the existing old rail technology and switches to a new and more up-to-date system of high-speed trains. High-speed trains provide this conversion.
In TCDD 2003 began to lay high-speed train lines.First line, the total length 533 km. Istanbul-Eskişehir-Ankara line. Ankara-Eskişehir part of the line, which is currently in use, consists of 245 km and travel time is 95 minutes. Trial expeditions 23 April, 2007, commercial voyages started at 13 May, 2009. The Eskişehir-İstanbul section of the line is expected to be completed at 2009. In 2012, when the line is connected with Marmaray, daily international trains will be realized between the first continents.
Some of the planned high-speed train lines are:
Ankara - Afyon - Usak - Izmir (to be cut from Ankara-Konya line in Kocahacili)
Ankara - Kayseri (to be cut from Ankara-Sivas line line in Yerköy)
Istanbul - Bursa (to be forked from Ankara-Istanbul line in Osmaneli)
Ankara - Bursa (To be forked from Ankara-Istanbul line in İnönü)
Istanbul - Edirne - Kapikule (border of Bulgaria)
Konya - Mersin - Tarsus - Adana
Eskisehir - Afyon - Antalya
Sivas - Erzincan - Erzurum - Kars
Ankara - Konya - Antalya
İzmir - Afyon - Konya
Location Kayseri - Konya - Antalya