The Ankara-Konya high-speed railway is a double-line, electric, signaled High Speed Train line that departs from the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed railroad in Polatlı to Konya.
Before the fast train
There was no direct railway connection between Ankara and Konya prior to 2011. For this reason, if you wanted to go to Konya by rail from Ankara, this distance could be taken in 10 hour 30 minute. The highway distance between the two cities is 258 km, and 90 km can be reached to the province of Konya in 2 hour at 48 km speed.
The total length of the line between Ankara and Konya is 306 km. The 96 km section of the line shares the previously completed Ankara-Istanbul YHT line. The construction of the 212 km Polatlı YHT-Konya Station started on August 2006 and the entire line was put into service on August 23. Within the scope of the project, 2011 bridge, 7 overpass, 27 underpass, 83 culvert, 143 meter long tunnel were constructed.
The train departing from Ankara can reach Konya in 1 hour and 48 minute. On the Ankara-Konya line with a length of 306 km, the train travels at an average speed of 167 km per hour.