New High Speed Line Istanbul - Ankara 75 Will Be Dropped: According to the former Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lütfi Elvan, 2016 will be at 1 hours between Ankara and Istanbul YHT.
New Line for Ankara - Istanbul Route
So how is the 4 hour-long journey that is currently going on? The answer is simple: the construction of a new line.
The current line between Ankara and Istanbul stands at Eskişehir, Sincan, Pendik, İzmit and Gebze. Although it is stated that the line to be constructed will work directly from Istanbul to Ankara without going to Eskişehir, the new project seems to be difficult to reduce the distance between two metropolitan cities to 75 minutes.
75 Minute A Hard But Good Target
First of all, for the running line of YHT, let's remember that there will be 3 hours between Istanbul and Ankara (now this time is 4 hours). Assuming the flight distance between Istanbul and Ankara is 350 km and assuming that the project will be bird flight, the average speed of the YHT line to be started in 2016 should be at least 75 km per hour to reduce the time to 280 minutes. Considering the acceleration and deceleration times of the train, the 75 minute seems difficult.
In this case 75 can be considered a difficult but well chosen target for the minute project. We hope that the project will be completed in a short time.