High Speed Trains Change Transportation Habits. According to a statement from the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways, the world in technology YHT 8, in Turkey, which ranks 6th in Europe, opened the Ankara-Istanbul YHT Project Ankara-Eskisehir part of the business On 13 March 2009. With the commissioning of YHTs, the share of bus transportation between Ankara and Eskişehir decreased from 55 percent to 10 percent, and the share of private car transportation from 37 percent to 18 percent. The share of the train on this line increased from 8 percent to 72 percent.
With the launch of the Ankara-Konya YHT line on 24 August 2011, the share of the bus in transportation fell from 70 percent to 18 percent, and the share of private vehicles from 29 percent to 17 percent. The train, which does not have a transport share on this line, got a 65 percent share after YHT.
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 percent of the line consists of tunnels, viaducts and bridges. There are 38 tunnels with a total length of 26 kilometers on the line.
According to the research conducted on 10 people about YHT, which more than 500 million people have traveled to date, 95 percent of the participants stated that they are satisfied with the comfort, speed and ergonomics of YHTs.
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.