Turkish State Railways (TCDD) said that it will be expected to complete Ankara-Sivas HSL with the length of 405 km for 2019.
TEHRAN UIC RAME: Works on the 405 km-long high-speed railway line between Sivas and Ankara in Turkey are expected to conclude in late 2019. The project's value is estimated at around TRY 9bn (EUR 1.31bn USD 1.50bn), and will include the development of 49 tunnels and nine stations. Travel time between the two cities will be reduced from 12h at present to two upon the line's completion.
Due to its geographical location and being one of the most important sections of the Edirne-Kars railway corridor, the Ankara-Sivas line will provide a rail link between Europe and the Middle East.
In addition, passengers will be able to travel from Istanbul to Sivas in five and a half hours.
Once completed, the Ankara-Sivas line will be the second longest on the Turkish territory, following the Istanbul-Ankara high-speed line, which is 533 kilometers long.