Ankara-Istanbul High-Speed Train (YHT) Line, which will reduce the journey between Ankara and Istanbul to 3 hours, is nearing the end.
In a written statement from the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD), the foundation of Köseköy-Gebze section, which is the continuation of Ankara-Eskişehir Line, which was put into service in 2009, will be laid on Tuesday, 27 March.
The physical and geometric conditions of the current line of Köseköy-Gebze, built in 1890, will be made suitable for YHT operation. The statement stated that there will be no level crossing on the line.
56 tunnels, 9 bridges, 10 openings along the total 122 kilometer line, as well as 28 new culverts and 2 subsystems will be constructed.
-Ankara-Istanbul travel time will be 3 hours with YHT-
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AB EU IPA funds for the first time in our country's railways will be used in this project. The Ankara-Istanbul YHT Project, which is planned to be completed in 523 with its total length of 2013 and integrated with the Marmaray Project, will come to Ankara-Istanbul 3 hours when it is realized and 2 hours in Ankara-Gebze to 30 hours. The Ankara-Istanbul route will serve 17 million passengers per year. Ankara
The statement, the groundbreaking ceremony, IPA-funded financing of the Irmak-Karabuk-Zonguldak Railway Line Modernization Project was also reported to be signed.