An eastbound train approaching Özgüneş station in 2013.
|Service type||Commuter rail|
|Current operator(s)||TCDD Taşımacılık|
|Former operator(s)||Turkish State Railways|
|Start||Kayaş station, Mamak|
|End||Sincan station, Sincan|
|Distance travelled||37 km (23 mi)|
|Average journey time||53 minutes|
|Service frequency||4 an hour|
|Rolling stock||E23000 EMUs|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) |
|Operating speed||120 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).
- Motor Mahallesi
- Gazi Mahallesi
- Ankara railway station
- Yenişehir (transfer to: Sıhhiye station of Ankara Metro: M1 line)
- Kurtuluş (transfer to: Ankara Metro: Ankaray (A) line)
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