Polatlı–İzmir high-speed railway

The Polatlı–İzmir high-speed railway is a 508 km (315.66 mi) long high-speed railway currently under construction in Turkey. Once completed, it will be the longest high-speed railway in the country, surpassing the Istanbul-Ankara HSR which holds the title since 2014.

Polatlı–İzmir high-speed railway
Izmir-Ankara HST construction.jpg
Construction of the railway near Dumlupınar
Overview
StatusUnder construction
OwnerTurkish State Railways
LocaleCentral and western Anatolia
TerminiPolatlı, Ankara Province
Menemen, Izmir Province
Stations7
Service
TypeHigh-speed rail
SystemTurkish State Railways
Operator(s)TCDD Taşımacılık
Depot(s)Halkapınar yard
Rolling stockHT65000, HT80000
History
Opened2021 (Polatlı-Afyon)
Technical
Line length508 km (315.66 mi)[1]
Number of tracksDouble track
CharacterHigh-speed rail
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Loading gaugeTCDD gross gauge
Minimum radius3 500 m
Electrification25 kV, 50 Hz AC Overhead line
Operating speed250 km/h (160 mph)
Maximum incline16
Route map

Station
Istanbul-Ankara HST
to Istanbul
Istanbul-Ankara HST
to Ankara
Polatlı-Konya HST
to Konya
Ankara
Afyon
Emirdağ (2021)
Line to Konya
Afyon Ali Çetinkaya (2021)
Line to Eskişehir
Afyon YHT (2023)
Line to İzmir
Uşak (2023)
Salihli YHT (2023)
Turgutlu YHT (2023)
Line to Bandırma
Manisa (2023)
İZBAN Line to Aliağa
Menemen (2023)
Çiğli (2023)
Otogar (2020s)
İzmir (2023)

The railway will split from the Polatlı-Konya high-speed railway about 27 km (17 mi) south of Polatlı junction, where the Polatlı-Konya HSR splits from the Istanbul-Ankara HSR, and head west to Afyonkarahisar, then it will parallel the Izmir-Afyon railway to Menemen, where it will join the railway just north of İzmir. Travel times between Ankara-Afyon and Ankara-Izmir are expected to be 1h 30min and 3h 30min, respectively.

Sections and speedsEdit

Constructions are divided into six sections starting from the split point:

Section Length Max Speed Notes
Polatlı - Afyon 152 km 250 km/h infrastructure almost complete
Afyon - Banaz 80 km not started
Banaz - Eşme 97 km not started
Eşme - Salihli 74 km in progress
Salihli - Manisa 62 km in progress
Manisa - Menemen 43 km not started

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Polatli-Izmir high-speed railway – tr.railturkey.org