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Ankara-Istanbul High-Speed Train

(By Xinhua)

Updated: 2017-09-04 07:50:20

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Photo taken on April 30, 2017 shows a train of Istanbul-Ankara high-speed railway in Pendik Station, Istanbul, Turkey. The second phrase of the principal project of Ankara-Istanbul high-speed railway, built jointly by Chinese-Turkish consortium, was completed in July 2014. As the first high-speed rail that went into operation in Turkey, Ankara-Istanbul high-speed rail links the Turkish capital with the country's most populous city of Istanbul. China Railway Construction Corporation and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation, in partnership with two Turkish companies, built a 158-km-long line of the project in between the Inonu-Vezirhan and Vezirhan-Kosekoy sections. [Xinhua/Qin Yanyang]