TCDD Completed Ankara-Konya HSR Line

TCDD Completed Ankara-Konya HSR Line
August 23, 2011 5:01 pm

Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has completed a new TRY1bn ($567.9m) high-speed rail line connecting the Turkish capital Ankara to central Konya province.

The 309km line will be put into service this week and will cover the distance in 90 minutes. TCDD will initially use 12 high-speed train sets with a maximum speed of 300km/h, and will procure six more sets that will have a speed of 350km/h.

The first section, between Ankara and Eskisehir, was inaugurated in 2009. The project forms part of the 533km Istanbul-Ankara high-speed rail line.

The Turkish Government has previously unveiled a $45bn national railway development programme that will add 14,503km of new line by 2023.

The rail network will be further expanded by 2,434km until 2035, increasing the network from 11,008km to 27,947km in 25 years, 11998 km of which will be built for 250km/h operation and above. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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