İzmir Blue Train

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İzmir Blue Train
Izmir Mavi at Alsancak.JPG
Eastbound Izmir Blue Train #31127 waits to depart Alsancak Terminal with DE22086 leading.
Overview
Service type Intercity rail
Status Operating
Locale Western Turkey
First service 1983
Current operator(s) TCDD Taşımacılık
Former operator(s) Turkish State Railways
Route
Start Basmane Terminal, İzmir
Stops 29
End Central Station, Ankara
Distance travelled 824 km (512 mi)
Average journey time 13 hours, 05 minutes (eastbound)
13 hours, 42 minutes (westbound)
Service frequency Nightly each way
Train number(s) 31127 (eastbound)
21128 (westbound)
On-board services
Class(es) 1st class coach
1st class sleeper
Seating arrangements Coach seating
Sleeping arrangements Sleeping car
Catering facilities Dining car
Observation facilities prohibited
Entertainment facilities TCDD music service
Baggage facilities At select stations
Technical
Rolling stock TVS2000
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Track owner(s) TCDD Taşımacılık

The İzmir Blue Train (Turkish: İzmir Mavi Tren) is one of the 3, still[when?] operating, "Blue Train" services. The train operates between Alsancak Terminal in İzmir and Central Station in Ankara.