Ankara-Istanbul YHT line will be connected to Marmaray in 2015: Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train line, which is planned to open in March, will be activated on 29 May.
The Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train has come to an end. Süleyman Karaman, General Manager of State Railways, stated that they planned to open in March and that the construction of the line was completed and they carried out test drives, "After the measurement and certification tests are over, we will start carrying passengers, May 29th." The line will be connected to Marmaray in 2015, and HalkalıKaraman noted that he will reach to Turkey, said: “After the line is opened, the travel time between Ankara and Istanbul will be 3,5 hours. In the first stage, 16 trips will be organized daily. Once connected to Marmaray, it will take place once every 15 minutes or half an hour. We also conducted a survey on ticket fares. We asked the citizen, 'You will prefer YHT for every dollar.' If it is 50 lira, they all say 'we ride'. If 80 pounds, 80 percent say that they would prefer YHT. We will evaluate them and determine the ticket price. After the tests are over, we will start carrying passengers.