In 2009, the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) operated the first High Speed Line between Ankara and Eskişehir. It was the first High Speed Line in the Middle-East region. Since then, new High Speed lines have been operated in Turkey, such as Ankara-Konya in 2011 or Ankara-Istanbul in 2014. With several other lines under construction or in project, Turkey is now a full member of the High Speed rail community.
Other ambitious projects for high speed links are also being developed in several countries of the Middle-East. Worldwide, 34,000 km of high speed lines are currently in operation, and more than 15 billion passengers have already been...Read More