Ankara discloses details of launching new railway lines of electric trains
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
New railway lines of electric trains will be launched in Ankara in February, the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications told Trend Jan. 15.
"The work has been completed in Ankara to create new railway lines of electric trains," the ministry said.
The new railway lines of electric trains are expected to be launched in Turkey’s all big cities.
The new railway lines of electric trains in Ankara envisage the creation of an additional section connecting with Baskentray railway system between the settlements of Sincan and Kayas (located near Ankara).
Electric train lines in Ankara were commissioned in 1972. The total length of railway lines for electric trains in Ankara is 215 kilometers, and the number of stations reaches 26.
A new railway line of electric trains is expected to be launched in Istanbul in mid-2018. For the first time, electrified railways for electric trains in Istanbul were commissioned in 1969 and the total number of stations on the line now reaches 19.
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