Feverish work continues for the High Speed Train. On the way from Ankara to Istanbul, a feverish work continues in the depths of the mountains, in the middle of the valleys, above the rivers, beyond Eskişehir.
The studies of the High Speed Train project that will make it possible to cover the 523 kilometer road in 3 hours ...
The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), which will be held even struggling to educate their speed trains by the end of 2013. 2 thousand 62 people work in three shifts for 24 hours so that the line is put into service on the promised date. Most of the geography where the line will pass is not suitable for the establishment of systems that allow high-speed trains to travel. Along the route followed by a high-speed train, curves have to go up to 5 kilometers in length. Therefore, the train has to pass through many tunnels and viaducts.
The arrival date of the High Speed Train to Istanbul, which will make the first voyage after the project is planned to open in 2013, is planned as 29 October 2013. On the same day, the railway crossing in the Marmara Sea will be opened in Marmaray. Thus, intercontinental passenger transportation will be possible, a first in the world.
After the project is fully implemented, 50 thousand people are expected to travel between Istanbul and Ankara daily. Sultan II. The old line, which carried passengers from Haydarpaşa to Hicaz by Abdülhamit and is still in use today, will remain open for freight trains to continue their flights.