The first step was taken in the YHT Project between Izmir and Ankara, which is one of the 35 projects to be carried out by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications for Izmir. The construction phase of the Ankara-İzmir High Speed Train (YHT) road project, which has been spoken for many years and studies and application projects have been reached. 169 companies have submitted bids for the 26 km Ankara-Afyonkarahisar section, the first phase of the project.
Bids were received today for the first phase of the YHT Project, which will reduce Izmir and Ankara to 3,5 hours. 26 companies aspired for the construction of the first stage. After evaluating the proposals of TCDD General Directorate, the most suitable proposal will be accepted by the Board of Directors and the construction work of the first stage will be given to the relevant company.
When the project is completed, İzmir will become a suburb of Izmir and Ankara. 824 kilometers of the current Ankara-Izmir railway, while 13 hours of travel time. When the project is completed, Ankara-Afyonkarahisar 1,5 hours, Afyonkarahisar-Izmir between the 2 hour will land. Thus, Ankara-Izmir 3,5 hours will be.
Ankara-Izmir High-Speed Train Line, Ankara-Konya High-Speed Line 22. starting from Yenice village, passing through Emirdağ, Bayat and İscehisar centers, Afyonkarahisar; From here, Banaz, Uşak, Eşme, Salihli, Turgutlu, Manisa centers will extend to Izmir.
Ankara-Izmir YHT line to reach the city of Izmir via Afyonkarahisar, Ankara and Izmir between the distance of 824 kilometers and 14 trains aims to shorten the travel time. When the studies are completed, the distance between the two cities will fall to 640 and travel time will be reduced to 3,5 hours. Ankara-Izmir YHT line is made in accordance with the double-line and at least 250 mileage. Within the scope of the project, 13 tunnel, 13 viaduct and 189 bridge are planned. When the project is completed it envisions even carrying 6 million passengers annually.
- Will serve in 2015-
High Speed Train (YHT) project, which will download Ankara-Izmir between 3,5 hours, is planned to serve in 2015. Approximately 4 is expected to be employed by a thousand people, and the line planned to carry 6 million passengers per year, will be carried out in accordance with at least 250 mileage rate.
Shortening the duration of travel by service is expected to contribute only 700 million pounds annually from the Izmir-Ankara YHT line to the vehicle operation, time and fuel savings.
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