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Polatlı–Konya high-speed railway

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The Polatlı–Konya high-speed railway (Turkish: Polatlı-Konya yüksek hızlı demiryolu) is a 211 km (131 mi) long high-speed railway running from the town of Polatlı to the central Anatolian city of Konya.

Polatlı–Konya high-speed railway
Pinarbasi station silos.jpg
The railway, just north of Konya.
TypeHigh-speed rail
SystemTurkish State Railways
LocaleCentral Anatolia
Opened23 August 2011
OwnerTurkish State Railways
Operator(s)Turkish State Railways
CharacterPassenger line
Depot(s)Güvercinlik Yard
New Etimesgut Yard
Rolling stockHT65000, HT80000
Line length212 km (131.73 mi) (From Polatlı to Konya)[2]
Number of tracksDouble track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Loading gaugeTCDD gross gauge
Minimum radius6500 m[3]
Electrification25 kV, 50 Hz AC Overhead line[1]
Operating speed250 km/h (160 mph)[1]
300 km/h (190 mph) Future[4]
SignallingETCS Level 2
Maximum incline16
Route map
Distance Station
Ankara-Istanbul HSR
to Istanbul
Istanbul–Ankara railway
to Ankara
0 km
Ankara-Istanbul HSR
to Ankara
Istanbul–Ankara railway
to Istanbul
Polatlı railway maintenance Yard
Polatlı-Izmir high-speed railway
21 km (13.0 mi) Yenice siding
56 km (34.8 mi) Şeyhahmetli siding
Ankara Province/Konya Province
82 km (51.0 mi) Özyayla siding
128 km (79.5 mi) Kolukısa siding
147 km (91.3 mi) Karatepe siding
Eskişehir–Konya railway
to Eskişehir
211 km (131.1 mi) Konya
Konya–Nusaybin railway
to Nusaybin
The planned Turkish high-speed rail network


The railway is used by the Turkish State Railways' premier high-speed passenger service, Yüksek Hızlı Tren, which operates two routes on the line; Istanbul-Konya and Ankara-Konya. The railway was opened on 23 August 2011, making it the second high-speed railway in Turkey.[5]

Construction of the railway started on 8 July 2006 and was finished in mid-2011 at a cost of TL1 billion ($330 million).[6] On 3 June 2011, TCDD HT65001 Piri Reis made the inaugural test run with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Transport Binali Yıldırım; departing Ankara and arriving at Konya with large media fanfare. Test runs continued for two and a half months until the line was opened to commercial traffic on 23 August.


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  1. ^ a b "Opening of Ankara - Konya fast line completes strategic link". Railway Gazette. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
  2. ^ "Polatlı Konya yüksek hızlı tren hattı". 2015-06-10.
  3. ^ "Brochure from the constructor" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Ankara-Konya arası 300 km hızla geçilecek". 2015-11-05.
  5. ^ "Invensys commissions ERTMS solution on Turkish High Speed Line". European Railway Review. 7 September 2011. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  6. ^ "High-Speed Rail Line Connecting Ankara-Konya Concluded". Turkish Weekly. 17 August 2011. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011.