Ankara-Konya high-speed railway
|Ankara-Konya high-speed railway|
An HT65000 EMU set in Konya
|System||Turkish State Railways|
|Opening||August 23, 2011|
|Owner||Turkish State Railways|
|Operator(s)||Turkish State Railways|
|Line length||306 km (190.14 mi)|
|No. of tracks||Double track|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm|
|Minimum radius||3,500 m|
|Electrification||25 kV, 50 Hz AC Overhead line|
|Operating speed||250 km/h (160 mph)|
|Maximum incline||16 ‰|
The Ankara-Konya high-speed railway is a high-speed rail line between Ankara and Konya. Yüksek Hızlı Tren (YHT) started commercial operations on 23 August 2011. Built at a cost of about TL1 billion, the line is the second high-speed rail line in Turkey, after the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed railway. The line shares the same route with the İstanbul-Ankara high-speed railway from Ankara to Polatlı, from where it branches south at the large Polatlı high-speed rail junction. From Polatlı the line continues south through the plains of middle Anatolia and connects to the Eskişehir-Afyon-Konya railway at Sarıcalar, just north of Konya and continues to south to the city.
Construction started on 8 July 2006 and was finished in mid-2011. Test runs started on 3 June 2011 and the commercial runs started on 23 August. It was a turn-key project and constructed by Yapı Merkezi.
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