Yesterday and Today's High-Speed ​​Train in Turkey

Turkey's forty-year dream of high-speed train began to Ankara-Eskisehir time. A new 76-kilometer line was built. Half of the existing railway line has been renewed. Investment expenditures, which were 2002 million lira in 111, increased to 2010 billion 2 million lira in 500.

The Ministry of Transport plans 'fast' transportation to many cities in Anatolia in 2023. The goal is to build 9 thousand 978 kilometers of new railway lines, including 4 thousand 997 km of high-speed train lines and 14 thousand 975 km of conventional lines in the centenary of the Republic. This is the biggest railway move in the history of the Republic. The government attaches great importance to this project. The railway network, which is 11 thousand kilometers, will double in 12 years. According to the Minister, 'black train is delayed' and his understanding will be replaced by 'fast train catches'.
These goals also mean rewriting railroad history. Statistics seem to change. Double line length will increase from 9 percent to 50 percent. The electrical line rate, which is 26 percent, is 60 percent.

When the goals are achieved, high-speed trains will pass from 29 provinces including Yozgat, Trabzon, Diyarbakır and Malatya, as well as cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Sivas and Bursa. The cost of this is approximately 45 billion dollars. 25-30 billions of this money will be provided from China. In accordance with the 'Railway Cooperation Agreement', the Chinese will build the 7 thousand 18-kilometer high-speed railway line. The remaining 2 thousand 924 kilometers will be made with Railways' own resources and external loans. The Chinese will start by building the 3 kilometer line from Edirne to Kars, including the Speed ​​Railway, which turns into a snake story because the "Ayaş Tunnel" could not be passed. With the completion of the line, the travel time, which is 636 hours by road, will be between 16,5 and 8 hours. While the Chinese are building the Edirne-Kars line, they will also construct the 9-kilometer Erzincan-Trabzon and Yerköy-Kayseri lines.

Fast trains will pass through four cities in the Central Anatolia Region. Konya is at the top of these. Another route is the Ankara-Sivas line of 466 kilometers. Construction work continues on this line. However, the high-speed train will leave Yozgat 30 kilometers before Yerköy and arrive in the city center. Then he will continue to Sivas. High speed trains from Ankara or Istanbul will also go to Kayseri via Yerköy. Thus, Ankara-Yozgat will be 1,5 hours by high-speed train and 2 hours and 30 minutes between Ankara and Kayseri.

Ankara and Istanbul will also connect Antalya with high-speed trains. From Ankara, following the Konya-Manavgat route, Antalya will be reached in 2 hours and 45 minutes. 714 kilometers between Istanbul and Antalya will be taken in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

The Ankara-Konya line, which has been running trials since December 17, 2010, was built at a speed of 275 kilometers. However, the speed of the train will not exceed 250 kilometers per hour. The journey time between the two cities, which is 10,5 hours by train, will be reduced to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım is very pleased that the 212 km (424 km bi-directional) line was completed in a short period of 17 months. He says that this is a world record and similar projects have been completed in Europe in 7-10 years. The Minister said, “Foreign contractors and personnel worked on the Ankara-Eskişehir and Eskişehir-İstanbul high speed rail lines. However, the Ankara-Konya line was built by Turkish contractors and personnel. " says.

State Railways, Konya-Adana also plans to build high-speed train between. The line will be constructed in such a way that the train can make 200 for suitable cuts and a minimum of 160 speed for hard cuts. With the improvement of existing lines and additional line construction, high speed trains are planned to be operated on this route.

Konya's passenger number will exceed Eskişehir

It is planned to put an hourly flight between Ankara and Konya between 07.00 and 22.00 in the morning. Minister Binali Yıldırım said: “According to the 2023 Operation Planning, the number of passengers to be transported between Ankara and Konya will exceed 3 million per year. Accordingly, a potential far above the passenger who transported between Ankara and Eskişehir in a year will be caught. Because 1,5 million passengers moved between Ankara and Eskişehir in 2,5 years. The number of passengers to be transported between Konya and Istanbul will be 1 million more than Ankara-Konya. ”

Passenger share increased to 72 percent

According to the data of the State Railways, the share of the bus in the transportation between Ankara and Eskişehir with the high-speed train starting on 13 March 2009, 55 percent in one and a half years

ten percent decreased to 10 percent. The share of State Railways increased from 8 percent to 72 percent. The high-speed train also changed many preferences between the two cities. For example, citizens traveling between two cities preferred high-speed trains. Travel by private car fell from 38 percent before the train to 18 percent. There is even an hourly voyage between 07.00:22.00 and XNUMX:XNUMX.

11,5 million passengers in Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul route

State Railways, Ankara-Istanbul between the high-speed train line in the case of commencement, the number of passengers carried out a study about. According to the estimated calculation, this will be transported to 11 million passengers per year even 500 million, 782 million TL revenue to be generated. The second place on the passenger and the income will take the Ankara-Afyon-Izmir route. For this route, we have 6 million passengers, 408 million TL also revenue target.

Source: Morning


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