Railway travel between Ankara and Istanbul lasts 3.5 hours. Interim Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced that after the re-election, the travel will only last for 1.5 hours with the new high-speed railway project, giving another reason to invest in Istanbul.
In the past 10 years Istanbul has come a long way in developing public transportation and the railway travel is one of those developments that has a major impact on Istanbul. New metro lines and stations have opened all around the city, increased the popularity of the districts hence properties in Istanbul have become more valuable.
The railway developments do not only cover urban transportation. Intercity transportation has also developed in parallel with the urban transportation. Intercity railway travel has become much faster with this new project that the government has drawn; going to the capital Ankara from Istanbul in only 1.5 hours. The Project involves highs-peed trains that are able to travel over 350 kilometers per hour, which provides a convenient alternative for airline and highway travelers.