Ankara, Izmir YHT Line When high-speed railway will open ?: Ankara Izmir, Turkey's railway being built between Ankara and Izmir city.
The 508 km long railway that starts from Polatlı district of Ankara will end in Konak district of Izmir. High speed train services will be organized by TCDD, which will be double lines, electrical and signalized, and which travels 250 km per hour.
“The Polatlı-Afyonkarahisar section is planned to be completed by the end of 2021 and the Afyonkarahisar-İzmir section by the end of 2022. Rail travel time of 14 hours between Ankara and Izmir will decrease to 3 hours 30 minutes when the High Speed Train line is opened.
However, eight sinkholes were detected in Sivrihisar district of Eskişehir, 1,5 km south of the train line. The Chamber of Geological Engineers affiliated to the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) warned that the Ankara - İzmir High Speed Train Project, which is planned to be completed in 2022, has geological risks.
“In the region between the villages of Sivrihisar (Eskişehir) district Sığcık, Göktepe, Kalkimköy and Yeniköy, 2 potholes with diameters of 50 m to 0.5 m and depths of 15 m to 8 m have been formed in the last few years. According to the observations made in the field and later studies on satellite images; The fact that this area, where the pothole was formed, is located only 1.5 km south of the Polatlı Afyon part of the Ankara-İzmir High Speed Train Route, which is under construction, requires urgent measures to be taken.
The total cost of Ankara İzmir YHT Line is planned to be 9,3 billion TL.
Ankara Izmir YHT Stations
- Ankara YHT Station
- Polatlı YHT Station
- Afyonkarahisar YHT Station
- Usak YHT Station
- Salihli YHT Station
- Turgutlu YHT Station
- Manisa YHT Station
- Izmir YHT Station