Konya Blue Train

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Konya Blue Train
Konya Mavi Treni
Konya Mavi Inagural Run.JPG
The train on its inaugural run just after departing Alsancak.
Overview
Service typeIntercity rail
LocaleWestern Turkey
First service16 August 2012
Current operator(s)TCDD Taşımacılık
Former operator(s)Turkish State Railways
Route
StartBasmane Terminal, İzmir
EndKonya
Distance travelled693 km (431 mi)
Service frequencyDaily each way
On-board services
Class(es)1st class coach
1st class sleeper
3rd class couchette
Disabled accessLimited
Seating arrangementsCoach Seating
Sleeping arrangementsSleeping Car
Catering facilitiesDining Car
Technical
Rolling stockTVS2000
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed100 km/h (62 mph)
Track owner(s)TCDD
Route map
Distance
Station
0 km
0 mi
İzmir Basmane
İzmir Alsancak
2 km
1 mi
Halkapınar
17 km
11 mi
Çiğli
31 km
19 mi
Menemen
38 km
24 mi
Emiralem
45 km
28 mi
Ayvacık
66 km
41 mi
Manisa
93 km
58 mi
Turgutlu
105 km
65 mi
Urganlı
113 km
70 mi
Ahmetli
131 km
81 mi
Salihli
153 km
95 mi
Kavaklıdere
168 km
104 mi
Alaşehir
187 km
116 mi
Konaklar
207 km
129 mi
Güneyköy
217 km
135 mi
Eşme
252 km
157 mi
İnay
286 km
178 mi
Uşak
327 km
203 mi
Banaz
345 km
214 mi
Oturak
357 km
222 mi
Dumlupınar
372 km
231 mi
Yıldırım Kemal
421 km
262 mi
Afyon
440 km
273 mi
Büyükçobanlar
467 km
290 mi
Çay
493 km
306 mi
Sultandağı
519 km
322 mi
Akşehir
546 km
339 mi
Argıthanı
563 km
350 mi
Çavuşçugöl
576 km
358 mi
Ilgın
603 km
375 mi
Kadınhanı
627 km
390 mi
Sarayönü
644 km
400 mi
Meydan
671 km
417 mi
Pınarbaşı
693 km
431 mi
Konya

The Konya Blue Train (Turkish: Konya Mavi Treni), previously referred to as the Mevlana Express is an overnight intercity train operating between İzmir and Konya since 16 August 2012. The inaugural train will departed Alsancak Terminal in İzmir at 8:00pm (EEST) after an opening ceremony which the minister of transport, Binali Yıldırım will attend. The train follows the former Smyrna Cassaba Railway's mainline to Afyon passing through Manisa, Alaşehir, Uşak, Afyon and Konya. The Konya Blue Train is the first train service to operate east of Uşak, to Afyon, since the cancellation of the İzmir-Diyarbakır Postal Train several years ago.

Consists[edit]

  • DE 22 000[note 1], Head End Power Car, Coach, Coach, Coach, Coach, Diner, couchette, sleeper

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sometimes DE 33 000 may be used instead.