TCDD Ankara-Istanbul YHT said about the line: General Directorate of State Railways, -Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train will decrease the travel time to three and a half hours.
In the statement made by TCDD, it is noted that there are missing and incorrect information in the news about Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train line, which was published in the press in the last days, and by using the concepts of 'high-speed train' and 'accelerated train' side by side in the same news, it leads to concept confusion and information pollution. it is opening '.
The following statement on the subject is emphasized as necessary, the following statements were included:
'Ankara-Eskişehir section, the first phase of the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train line, was opened in 2009. The construction of the Eskişehir-İstanbul (Pendik) section has been completed and the testing and certification works are at the stage of completion. As claimed in the news, the travel time will not be 4 hours and 12 minutes, in the first place, the travel time between the two cities will decrease to three and a half hours. There is no definition of 'accelerated train' in railway terminology.
The train that had an accident in 2004 is a conventional train, and, as stated in all expert reports, the cause of the accident is over-speeding the train. '