Ankara–Konya high-speed railway

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Polatlı–Konya high-speed railway
TCDD HT65000 at Konya Gar.JPG
An HT65000 EMU set in Konya
Overview
Type High-speed rail
System Turkish State Railways
Status Operational
Locale Central Anatolia
Termini Polatlı
Konya
Stations 1
Operation
Opened August 23, 2011
Owner Turkish State Railways
Operator(s) Turkish State Railways
Depot(s) Güvercinlik Yard
New Etimesgut Yard Future
Rolling stock HT65000, HT80000
Technical
Line length 212 km (131.73 mi) (From Polatlı to Konya)[2]
Number of tracks Double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Minimum radius 3 500 m
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC Overhead line[1]
Operating speed 250 km/h (160 mph)[1]
Maximum incline 16
The planned Turkish high-speed rail network

The Polatlı-Konya high-speed railway (Turkish: Polatlı-Konya yüksek hızlı demiryolu) is a 211 km (131 mi) long high-speed railway running from the town of Polatlı to the central Anatolian city of Konya.

The railway is used by the Turkish State Railways' premier high-speed passenger service, Yüksek Hızlı Tren, which operates two routes on the line; Istanbul-Konya and Ankara-Konya. The railway was opened on 23 August 2011, making it the second high-speed railway in Turkey.[3]

Construction of the railway started on 8 July 2006 and was finished in mid-2011 at a cost of TL1 billion ($330 million).[4] On 3 June 2011, TCDD HT65001 Piri Reis made the inaugural test run with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Transport Binali Yıldırım; departing Ankara and arriving at Konya with large media fanfare. Test runs continued for two and a half months until the line was opened to commercial traffic on 23 August.

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  1. ^ a b "Opening of Ankara - Konya fast line completes strategic link". Railway Gazette. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  2. ^ http://tr.railturkey.org/2015/06/10/konya-polatli-yuksek-hizli-tren-hatti/
  3. ^ "Invensys commissions ERTMS solution on Turkish High Speed Line". European Railway Review. 7 September 2011. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "High-Speed Rail Line Connecting Ankara-Konya Concluded". Turkish Weekly. 17 August 2011. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011.