Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Railway Construction

Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Project

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Completed

Total Reported Cost

4.1 billion USD

Initiatives

Start Date

1994

Start of Construction

Dec. 05 2003

Planned Completion Date

July 25 2014

Funders

Source(s) Amount
None
1,450,000,000 EUR
750,000,000 USD
500,000,000 EUR
136,000,000 EUR

Description

Ankara Istanbul was Turkey's first high-speed railway with speeds of up to 250 km per hour. The line connects the Capital of Ankara with Istanbul, Turkey's most populous city, in just under 4 hours. Proponents claim the rail reduces travel times by 2.5 hours.

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Photo Credit: OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

Photo Credit: OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images