10 High-Speed Train Sets

Brief Summary
The overarching development objective of the project is to accelerate the socio-economic development of Turkey by providing a cost effective, modern and environmental friendly high-speed railway facility for long distance traveling. The specific objectives are to (a) provide high-speed, safe, reliable, comfortable, and efficient railway transportation facility which can operate at a maximum speed of 300 km/hour, (b) realize HST operations contributing in meeting the annual transportation demand, which would increase from 5.6 million passengers in 2015 to 13.9 million passengers in 2023, through high speed train operations, and (c) shift the majority of passenger traffic between Ankara and Istanbul from less efficient road transport to more efficient railtransport with travel time saving of approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes between Ankara and Istanbul.
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Start date
15 November 2017
End date
10 August 2020