High-speed train services will start from Istanbul to those provinces!
Turkey in recent years 10 investments for increased rail transport, economic management laid out new targets for this area. It is planned to modernize existing lines and to strengthen the high-speed train network.
According to the news of Zaman Newspaper, it will be possible to reach cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Izmir in a short time with the high-speed train route. Which outlined a five-year roadmap of Turkey's economy 10. According to the information contained in the Development Plan by the end of 2018, 393 kilometers in length and Ankara-Sivas and 167 km long Ankara (Polatli) -Afyonkarahis-speed rail lines will be opened for business. Railway freight and passenger transport is also opened to private railway enterprises. It is aimed that TCDD network renewal and maintenance-repair services will be carried out by the private sector. One of the primary goals is to reduce the financial burden of TCDD on the public to a sustainable level. In this context, the Undersecretariat of Treasury, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Development will closely monitor all investment and borrowing and cash flow of railways. Financial burdens will be minimized.
According to the development plan prepared by the Ministry of Development, the high-speed train network consists of Ankara center, Istanbul-Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-Afyonkarahisar-Izmir, Ankara-Konya and Istanbul-Eskisehir-Antalya corridors. Until the end of the Plan period, it is aimed to activate the line from the capital to Sivas and Afyonkarahisar. By the end of last year, the 888 2018 2 496 26 70 XNUMX XNUMX km is aimed to increase the year. The percentage of electrical lines will be increased from XNUMX to XNUMX at the end of five years. Completion of the restructuring of TCDD in the framework of the Law on the Liberalization of Railway Transport between Turkey priorities.