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E23000 in Ankara.jpg
An eastbound train approaching Özgüneş station in 2013.
Service typeCommuter rail
LocaleAnkara, Turkey
First service1972
Current operator(s)TCDD Taşımacılık
Former operator(s)Turkish State Railways
StartKayaş station, Mamak
EndSincan station, Sincan
Distance travelled37 km (23 mi)
Average journey time53 minutes
Service frequency4 an hour
On-board services
Disabled accessYes
Rolling stockE23000 EMUs
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
(standard gauge)
Electrification25 kV AC
Operating speed120 kilometres per hour (75 mph) maximum
Track owner(s)Turkish State Railways

Başkentray (English: CapitalRail), formerly known as the Ankara suburban (Turkish: Ankara banliyösu), is the name of the 39 km (24 mi) long commuter rail line in Ankara, Turkey. It is operated by TCDD Taşımacılık on trackage owned by the Turkish State Railways.


The portion of the rail line from Ankara Station to Sincan was completed in 1892, and a few trains ran daily on it. It was not until TCDD took over the line that a few suburban trains were put into service. Original service was by a steam engine locomotive, pulling up to 3 cars. In 1972, the line was electrified, and the E14000 units were put into service. In 2010, the new E23000 sets replaced the old ones. On 11 July 2016, the line was closed for 18 months for complete rebuilding (stations and rail lines).


  • Sincan
  • Lale
  • Eryaman
  • Emirler
  • Güneş
  • Etimesgut
  • Subayevleri
  • Havadurağı
  • Yıldırım
  • Behiçbey
  • Marşandiz
  • Motor Mahallesi
  • Gazi
  • Gazi Mahallesi
  • Hipodrom
  • Ankara railway station
  • Yenişehir (transfer to: Sıhhiye station of Ankara Metro: M1 line)
  • Kurtuluş (transfer to: Ankara Metro: Ankaray (A) line)
  • Cebeci
  • Demirlibahçe
  • Gülveren
  • Saimekadın
  • Mamak
  • Bağderesi
  • Üreğil
  • Topkaya
  • Köstence
  • Kayaş

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