Ankara-Istanbul high speed train will open July 11

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Turkey's Transport Minister Lutfi Elvan said that the Ankara- Istanbul high-speed railway line will be fully operational by July 11.

The opening of the line, which was posponed in May after signaling cables cut and stolen, will cut the journey time between the two cities to three and a half hours. It currently takes around six hours by road.

The train will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 250 kilometers an hour.


There are currently two high-speed rail lines in Turkey; between the cities of Ankara, Konya and Ankara-Eskisehir, all central Anatolian provinces.

There will be 10 stops on the line, Ankara, Polatli, Eskisehir, Bozuyuk, Bilecik, Pamukova, Sapanca, Izmit, Gebze and Pendik.
Source: AA


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