THY competition with YHT took seriously: Istanbul-Ankara high-speed train line will be the scene of competition without opening. THY General Manager Topçu "Can you have a high-speed train opponent," "Can not be" the answer, TCDD General Manager Karaman "Open, see," replied.
The highly anticipated Istanbul-Ankara High Speed Train (YHT) line will bring a big and colorful competition. The ticket price range, which is expected to compete with airlines and intercity bus companies, which is described as 'expensive from the plane - cheaper than the plane', is planned to start operating at February 2014.
'WE ARE OPENED, SEE YOU'
Turkish Airlines Board of Directors Chairman Hamdi Topçu gave the first sign that the competition, which is expected to be tight in the air and freight transportation on the ground, will be experienced in color. Topçu, "The high-speed train is a competitor to the market and share the market share" question, in a humorous language, "Suleyman Karaman (TCDD General Manager) can not rival me," replied. TCDD General Manager Suleyman Karaman, who heard this response, Topçu'ye response was also not. Noting that they are not competing with Turkish Airlines in the current situation, Karaman said, ları But let's take a look at this after the high-speed train has been opened. Then we can see if we're rivals. Ürüz
Karaman, said the ticket prices of the line will be determined by survey.
Last speed: 275 km / h
High Speed Train project, which will reduce the travel time between ISTANBUL and Ankara to approximately 3 hours, is nearing the end. The first domestic test train Piri Reis and the specific parts of the line between Eskişehir and İstanbul began to be measured. With the Piri Reis Test Train, the catenary-pantograph interaction of the line, the measurement of the acellometric vibration and the road geometry measurements are made starting from the 15 speed per hour. The 60, 80, 100, and 120 speed measurements are then completed by reaching the 140 speed at the last hour. Measurements detect and troubleshoot problems in the line, if any.
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