High-speed trains are changing transport habits. According to the statement made by the General Directorate of TCDD, 8 in the world of YHT technology, 6 in Europe. Ranked in Turkey, it opened the Ankara-Istanbul YHT Project Ankara-Eskişehir section of the company in March 13 2009. With the commissioning of the HRCs, the share of bus transportation between Ankara and Eskişehir fell from 55 to 10, while the share of private transportation decreased from 37 to 18. The share of the train on this line increased from 8 to 72.
With the opening of the Ankara-Konya YHT line on 24 August 2011, the share of the bus in transportation has decreased from 70 to 18 and the share of private vehicle with 29 has dropped to 17. This is even the share of the non-share of the train after the XHT 65 share received.
Eskişehir-Konya YHT line was opened on 23 March 2013. The travel time between the two cities by bus was 5.5 hours.
Eskişehir-İstanbul YHT line is constructed with double line, electric, signal and high level technology suitable for 250 speedometer.
Approximately 25 of the line consists of tunnels, viaducts and bridges. On the line is the 38 tunnel with a total length of 26 kilometers.
According to a survey conducted on a thousand 10 people who travel to 500 more than a million people so far, the 95 of the participants expressed satisfaction with the comfort, speed and ergonomics of the HRCs.
Ankara-Istanbul YHT line will be opened in the autumn of 2013 with Marmaray. Works are underway in Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-Bursa and Ankara-Izmir YHT lines.
In the short term, 15 will be connected with YHT by the core rail network based in Ankara.