Ankara-Sivas high-speed train travel time to 12 hours to go down to 2 hours: Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan, Ankara-Sivas between the train continues to work on the high-speed, 12 hours of travel time will reduce the 2 hours, he said.
In the 2015, Elvan said that they would start the construction of Sivas-Erzincan line and gave the following information:
“Later, our connection will reach Erzincan-Erzurum and from there to Kars. As you already know, works are continuing on the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku line, the route we call Silk Railway project will be connected there. Our Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway project will be completed by the end of 2015. Another important project of ours is our railway project connecting Ankara to Izmir. Our construction work continues. Our construction works continue between Afyonkarahisar and Polatlı. Our goal is of course to open the Ankara-Izmir line in 2017. But we will have an effort, such as using all our means and maybe opening it before its time. We made the tender for the part from Afyonkarahisar to Uşak Banaz. Our work on three separate projects between Uşak Banaz, Uşak-Bana-Eşme, again between Eşme-Salihli and Turgutlu, Salihli-Turgutlu is about to be completed. We will participate in the construction tenders of the section up to Turgutlu in 2015.