Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The opening of the high-speed railway between Turkey’s Ankara and Izmir province will take place in 2020, a source in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend Nov. 15.
It was expected that the opening of the high-speed railway between Ankara and Izmir province would take place at the end of 2019, according to the source.
“The project cost is 9.3 billion liras, and the length of the high-speed railway is 624 kilometers,” the source noted.
Presently, the length of high-speed railway lines in Turkey is 1,213 kilometers and construction of 4,000 kilometers of railways is underway.
Research is also being conducted for the construction of additional 5,000 kilometers of railway lines.
Turkey’s first railway was built in Izmir province in 1860. Its length was 357 kilometers.
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