Turkey to Start High-Speed Train Services

21 July 2010 (Last Updated July 21st, 2010 18:30)

Turkey's state-run rail operator is planning to start high-speed train services between Ankara and the central province of Konya by the end of this year. The 306km rail line is the second phase of Turkey's high-speed railway network, according to worldbulletin.net. Infrastr

Turkey's state-run rail operator is planning to start high-speed train services between Ankara and the central province of Konya by the end of this year.

The 306km rail line is the second phase of Turkey's high-speed railway network, according to worldbulletin.net.

Infrastructure works will be completed in a month and the superstructure is expected to be finished in the next two months.

The rail project is estimated to cost TRY805m ($522m) and is intended to reduce travel time from ten hours to 75min.