Great interest in Ankara-Istanbul YHT line: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Elvan said, “The interest in Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train line is very high. "The number of trips will increase in line with 12 trips a day," he said.
The Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Lütfi Elvan, stated that there is a very high interest in the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train (YHT) line, and said, “The line, where 6 thousand people travel daily, 27 thousand 220 passengers have been transported since July 623, when the demand is increasing. "is increasing."
Minister Elvan, AA, told the correspondent that they made the biggest railway investment in the history of the republic during the AK Party governments. Railways forgotten at a time when held face, Turkey attracts attention with introducing high-speed trains Elven, the journey in line with advanced technology built YHT also noted that the high quality. Minister Elvan said, "With this technology, people's lifestyles have changed and a new life has begun with YHTs."
Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Eskişehir and Konya and finally the Ankara-Istanbul describing High Speed Railway Project, Turkey's largest projects they had implemented Elven, until 2023, as well as the modernization of the existing system as well as 3 thousand 500 kilometers of high-speed He stated that they will increase the total railway network to 8 thousand kilometers by building 500 thousand 25 kilometers of fast and one thousand kilometers of conventional railway.
New YHT sets are coming
Emphasizing that the interest in the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train line is very high, Minister Elvan said that 27 thousand 220 passengers have been transported since July 623, when it was put into operation, and the demand is increasing.
Elvan said that the fullness ratio reached to 90 when the landing / boarding at the intermediate stations was calculated.
“Our people are satisfied with YHTs, their satisfaction rate is far above the world average. The high interest shown in YHTs did not come as a surprise to us. We have taken all necessary measures to meet the demands that will arise.
Existing YHT sets serve in Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Eskişehir-Konya and Ankara-İstanbul lines. Our citizens demand an increase in YHT flights. Production of new YHT sets continues. On the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line, where 6 thousand people travel a day, there are a total of 6 trips, 6 arrivals and 12 departures per day. With the new sets put into service, the number of trips and the number of passengers will increase accordingly. "
Elvan also stated that 106 YHT set supply projects were included in the investment program, and they aimed to have the first national train on the rails in 2018 with the “National Train Project”.